The residents of a cul-de-sac community in The Wirral are plunged into a horrifying world of violence, terror and paranoia when suddenly surrounded by a special ops military unit and ordered to stay indoors.
The chillingly imposed quarantine means single-mother Beth (NEVE MCINTOSH) is forced to spend more time with Kieran (SHAUN DOOLEY), a one-night-stand she drunkenly picked up the night before.
As the nightmare situation escalates, and no explanation over what’s happening forthcoming from the authorities, Beth becomes increasingly concerned over her estranged daughter Jodie (LINZEY COCKER) who just arrived to spend the Christmas holiday. They’ve fought as usual and Jodie has stormed out and gone missing.
Then Lance Corporal Akede (KEVIN HARVEY) is found injured in Beth’s garden. He knows the government Top Secret reason why her neighbourhood is under such sinister surveillance. It has to do with a container ship that shed its load on a nearby beach. Something horrific lurked inside one storage unit and is now on the savage loose.
More frightened for her daughter’s safety than ever, Beth mounts increasingly desperate attempts to rescue Jodie from the unknown danger within.
Northwest Vision and Media & Digital Departures presents in association with the Liverpool Culture Company and BBC Films, a Hoax Films Production, SALVAGE starring Neve Mcintosh (Gormenghast), Shaun Dooley (Eden Lake), Linzey Cocker (Wild Child), Trevor Hancock (Behind Closed Doors), Dean Andrews (Life on Mars), Kevin Harvey (Everyone Loves Sunshine), Paul Opacic (Bad Girls) and Shahid Ahmed (28 Weeks Later)
Shot in four weeks during February/March 2008 on location in Liverpool (on the set used for the TV drama Brookside), the horror thriller is directed by Lawrence Gough (Gatecrash), marking his feature film debut, and written by Colin O’Donnell (Hollyoaks). The producer is Julie Lau (All Night and All Day), associate producer Alan Pattison and executive producers Christopher Moll and Lisa Marie Russo.