Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files has been very private about his latest film project, Fencewalker, quietly shooting in the Los Angeles area as well as Carter's hometown of Bellflower.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carter is in the midst of directing the dark drama starring several up-and-comers, including The Tudors star Natalie Dormer; David Cassidy's daughter, Katie Cassidy; rapper-turned-actor Xzibit; and Derek Magyar and Meckah Brooks.

Neither Carter's reps at ICM nor the actors' reps would confirm that the film is shooting, but the story is essentially a coming-of-age semiautobiographical character piece with no supernatural elements.

Carter wrote the script for what is thought to be his passion project some time ago and raised the financing himself. The film has a modest budget and no distributor at this point.

The veil of secrecy surrounding Fencewalker is not only in keeping with Carter's persona but also reminiscent of the shroud that surrounded J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield.