The winner of Edinburgh’s 2009 Trailblazer Award for his feature debut Salvage has revealed details of his supernatural home invasion project Extraction, which will shoot before Drought pending casting availability.

Gough (pictured at a previous event with Sean Connery) worked on the screenplay to Extraction over the summer (co-written with Alan Pattison) and said the story was inspired by the global independent smashes Insidious and Paranormal Activity. Scott Mann and James Edward Barker will produce through their Mann Made Films label, replicating their roles on Drought.

Meanwhile Gough delighted an audience at FrightFest when he dropped by the London event to screen a three-minute promo of Drought, his eco-horror tale about survivors of an apocalypse whose precious water source is threatened by a legion of bloodthirsty youths.

He said he was tweaking the feature-length script with an eye on shooting Drought in 2012. Mann Made is producing alongside Robert Jones and Alan Graves and K5 is handling international sales.

Mann and Barker have lined up supernatural tale The Vanishment, which is being produced in partnership with Tristan Goligher at The Bureau and is based on a screenplay by Andrew Haigh, who wrote Weekend; psychological horror Saint Mary’s to be directed by Michael J Bassett; and R-rated comedy The Mallusionist, which is being produced with John Cameron and is written by SXSW 2011 winner and Natural Selection creator Robbie Pickering and his partner Jase Ricci.

Mann and Barker also recently announced their action label Boys With Toys.


Title: Extraction

Producers: Mann Made Films

Director: Lawrence Gough