12 Feet Deep

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, two sisters are trapped under the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool and must brave the cold and each other to survive the harrowing night.
85 min


Yeah, hon, I'll try

to get out of here.

You little putz.

Not you, hon.

What are you making?

Turkey giblet casserole?

'Oh, my god.'


I think that belongs

in the lost and found.

Uh, yeah. I was, I was

looking for the ID in there.

You know, I just

literally sent the report

to your parole officer

this morning.

I said good things about you.

'You finish off your shift

and you're done.'

make sure you empty

the trash bins.

Oi! Watch it, rugrats.

This is not a playground.

Sugar high.

'Eww. What happened

to your skin?'

hey, come here.

Why don't you get out of here,

you little sh*t?

- They're just kids.

- Bad breeding.

You look good.

Hey, the lockers were closed.

I saw your bag on the bleachers.

So I put my stuff in there.

Is it cool?

Cool. You coming in?

It's heated.

It's an upgrade

from what I remember.

The place remodeled.

A lot has changed.


Jonna, I'm glad you came.

It's been too long.

Well, you know, it was

either this or sit at home

and listen to mom b*tch

about her stupid boyfriend.

What's his name again?

Phil or Steve?

- Steve.

- Steve. Whatever.

So how long has it been?

Three months, two weeks

and 14 hours.

I'm proud of you.

To hell with this.

Remember sophomore year,

we use to bet

who could race around

the pool the fastest?

- Oh, come on, Bree.

- Come on.

Maybe you could break

another swimming record.

Loser buys dinner.

Yeah, I'm, uh, I'm

at minus five in the bank

so you're getting dinner

either way.


'Come on, wimp.'

you know,

I'm gonna own you, right?

- Oh, yeah?

- So good on you.

Let's go, time to go.

We're closing up.

Ladies, we closing up.

You need to get out of the pool.

- You're open till 7:00.

- It's a holiday weekend.

You see all the signs

hanging up around here?

Some people need to learn

how to read.

Some people need to learn

how to kiss my ass.

There's something

I wanna show you.


Thank you all for coming.

Have a pleasant holiday weekend.

'The katea public pool

is now closed.'

- what are you looking for?

- My ring.

I, I had it right here.

- What ring?

- Just my ring.

Well, I mean, are you sure

you even brought it?

Maybe you left it at home

or something.

No, I'm positive.

- That means you too.

- One minute!

Let's go.

Hang on.

I think I can see

something down here.

- I don't see anything.

- Down by the hole right there.

Hey, how the hell

did you see that?

Well, I mean, is that it?

That's it.

Thank you very much for coming.

Have a good weekend.

Just get the hell out.

About damn time.

Are you okay?

Oh, god. Oh, god.

No, I'm not okay! I'm trapped

in a f***ing pool, Bree!

We aren't trapped.

Sh*t, my ring's

still down there.

Oh, screw your damn ring.

I'm sure

someone's still out there.

- Hello?

- Hello!

- We're in the pool!

- 'We're in the pool!'

we're in here!

We're trapped in here!


oh, god.

We're all alone.

Everyone's left.

No, they'll come back.

Are you dense? Everyone's left.

The pool's closed

for the holiday weekend.

We're stuck in here.

We're gonna die in here.

We're not gonna die.

Stop freaking out.


God, I feel nauseous.

Hey, hey, hey,

calm down, calm down.

Remind me to knock out that

manager when we get out of here.

This is horseshit.

Oh, my god, that bastard

did it on purpose.

Sh*t! I cannot believe

this is happening!

- Help! Somebody, help us!

- Hey, hey, hey. Jonna.

- Jonna, come on, come on!

- God!

It's too solid.

We can't break it.

Oh. Oh.

We can, we can go

to the shallow end

and just try and push it up

from there, alright?

I don't know if it'll work

but we have to try

something, okay?

Yeah. Yeah, okay, let's go.

'On three.'

one, two, three!


We had to try.

I needed to see how solid it is.

Solid? It's made

of freakin' fiberglass.

Listen, we need to figure out

our options here.

Are you serious?

You're going to treat this like

one of your corporate projects?

Do I get a review after?

Can I be the team leader?

What would you rather do?

Scream your head off some more?

Fine. What now?

We need to check

all the seals and edges.

Maybe there's a weak spot


- Yeah?

- Yeah, okay. Let's do it.

Yuck, gross.

'Hey, I found something.'

it's a hole.

It's thick. We need something

to push through,

so we can widen it.

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah,

okay, I'll just go

and grab my tool belt.

Get out of the way.

'Piece of sh*t!'

'come on! Ugh!'

real productive.

Why is there a hole, anyway?

A peephole?

Condensation hole or air duct,

I don't know.

Or maybe so people

don't get stuck?


Like I said, we need something.

I can't believe

this is happening.

Hey, just keep looking. Come on.


No use.

Just let me rest.

Think for a sec.

What do you think the worst way

to die would be?

'Quit being morbid.'


- Drowning?

- Stop.


Probably being eaten alive

by sharks.

I mean, that's all

we're missing, right?

- David.

- What about him?

He proposed.

I was gonna tell you.

He'll figure this out.

He'll call the police

when he notices I'm gone.

It's been more

than an hour, Bree.

We just have to wait.

Right. Okay, yeah, alright.

I mean, let's just, uh

kick back and relax

and, uh, and wait

for your knight

in shining armor to ride in

on his, on his white horse

and rescue us.

What is wrong with you?

Nothing. Nothing at all.

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Matt Eskandari

Matt Eskandari is an American film director and screenwriter. His films include Victim,The Gauntlet, and 12 Feet Deep. He was also a contestant on the Fox Studios and Steven Spielberg Filmmaker Competition On the Lot. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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