Salvage: Malay Wild
An ode to the pleasures of ambiguity that pushes found footage horror to its representational limits – and beyond.
Within a forest in Mindanao, a news crew investigates a series of deaths attributed to mythic creatures known as “aswangs”. An encounter with the military sets a nefarious wave of events in motion – they find themselves pursued by an inexplicable violence that proliferates in its manifestations with mounting intensity, leading them down a phantasmagoric purgatory.
The latest addition to director Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s growing and increasingly complex anagram of Mindanao region is his most wildly perplexing work yet. It is best experienced through its sensorial dimension where revelations await, appropriating found footage horror as a snare. Taking a dirge through the genre, Sanchez hastily brings its conventions to its limits as he pushes them even further – bringing audiences to a suspended reality.
Cast & Credits
Sherad Anthony Sanchez has been developing an uncompromising body of work intrinsically tied to the region of Mindanao, his birthplace and the setting of his films. His features include The Woven Stories of the Other (2007), Sewer (2008), Balangay (2010), Jungle Love (2012) and his latest, Salvage: Malay Wild (2017).
Creative Programs, Inc.
Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Jessy Mendiola, JC De Vera, Joel Saracho