THE VAULT is a ten-episode, post-apocalyptic web series set in 2025, one year after an an alien multi-pronged attack has devastated human civilization.
In the aftermath, most of the globe is unfit for human habitation due to nuclear winter, high levels of radiation, and air toxicity.
Five miles beneath the planet’s surface, the remnants of humanity have taken refuge in a massive bunker known as Vault-175.
However, the vault’s reserves of food, water, and medicine has begun to run out. The military command must embark on risky survey missions to the surface to scavenge for essential supplies.
While trying to evade detection by frequent alien scout ships, a survey team discovers a survivor unaffected by radiation poisoning and disease.
He is taken back to the vault, where his mysterious origins - as well as his belief that there is another more sustainable human haven on the surface - causes internal tensions to rise within the vault..
Does this stranger offer real hope to the inhabitants of the failing vault, or will his belief led to humanity’s extinction?
Co-written and directed by Sara Martins, THE VAULT delivers a grand sense of scale and scope. This is evident within the first few minutes of the opening scenes featuring a military convoy that includes a working tank.
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Shot in Ottawa, the location’s frozen tundra is perfect staging for creating a snow-covered, post-apocalyptic wasteland. Canada’s famous Diefenbunker Cold War Museum is used for interior shots taking place within the fictional vault - a move which gives the series a verisimilitude needed for a narrative involving people living in a stark and claustrophobia-inducing environment.
Crowning the series is the main cast, who all turn in stellar performances, most notably Kristen MacCulloch as vault commander General Pierce; Alex Loubert as her second-in-command, Hatch; and Tyler Blake Smith as Hale, the mysterious stranger whose arrival at the vault threatens to upend its fragile existence.
Watch the first episode of THE VAULT here…
Discover fascinating behind-the-scenes production materials at the official series web site TheVaultWebSeries.com.
THE VAULT is an absorbing post-apocalyptic web series about survival and the last precious resource humanity has left: hope.
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