Low-budget studio Warp X has selected the four directors going forward in its Darklight: Women Direct Horror scheme.

The directors are Smita Bhide, Miranda Bowen, Corinna Faith and Juliet McKeon. Each will now work with Warp X to develop their individual projects.

Bhide's project is about a young Indian woman in a sinister arranged marriage; Bowen's The Men's Room looks at the dark side of a business in The City; Faith's This Little Piggy is about a psychotic farm and McKeon's 2d4 is set in the world of extreme sports.

McKeon previously directed Frozen and Smita Bhide is finishing her first feature The Blue Tower .

Caroline Cooper Charles, head of creative development for Warp X said:'It's been really rewarding to see the impact of the Darklight programme and we're delighted by how inventive all the directors have been in applying their increased understanding of the genre to their own original ideas.'

Warp X is backed by the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund, Film4, EM Media, Screen Yorkshire and Opotimum Releasing. Warp X set up Darklight in 2006 with support from Skillset and Threshold Studios.

Six other female directors who participated in Darklight will now go to Threshold's Pitch to Market phase.