This is the feature debut of award-winning conflict documentary maker Dan Reed. With Straightheads, a product of his own post-traumatic stress after experiences in Kosovo and South Africa, Reed has created a dark and twisted tale which rips two ordinary people from their comfort zone and propels them on a mission of violence and revenge.
Returning from a night of partying in a lavish country house, a fateful encounter catapults Alice and Adam into the path of a brutal and unprovoked attack which leaves them both emotionally and physically scarred.
Unable to overcome the trauma, and with the police incapable of bringing their attackers to justice, the couple decide the only possible path to recovery is revenge, of the purest variety: an eye for an eye. But when closing in on their victim, they discover an unexpected motive behind their own attack.