The Scottish director (and 2011 Screen Star of Tomorrow) is extending his 2007 short film about an oppressive relationship between a father and daughter, starring Joseph Mawle and Chloe Pirrie.

Writer/director Scott Graham is making his feature debut with Shell, an extended version of his 2007 short focusing on the oppressive relationship between a father and daughter who live in a remote Scottish petrol station.

The feature is financed by the UK Film Council’s Film Fund (now with the BFI), Creative Scotland and ZDF Arte and is currently shooting on a specially built set at Dundonnell near Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands.

Joseph Mawle (The Awakening, Cold Light Of Day, Game Of Thrones)  co-stars alongside Scottish newcomer Chloe Pirrie.

Born in Aberdeenshire, Scott Graham was selected as one of Screen International’s Stars Of Tomorrow in 2011. His short films include the original Shell and Native Son which was selected for Cannes Critics Week in 2010.

Shell will shoot for four weeks with production due to wrap on October 23. It marks the first feature for Glasgow-based Brocken Spectre and is produced by David Smith and Margaret Matheson with Helge Albers co-producing.

According to David Smith: ” Everything is going to plan on Scott’s first feature and we are realising a long cherished dream of shooting this film in the remote Scottish Highlands. Scott has a unique voice and we hope to make an intimate and moving feature for as wide as possible an audience. We have a great crew, talented cast, well-honed script and epic landscape.”