© Roger Pictures / AMP / Raven Banner
Feature Film | 2016-2017 | Action, Comedy, Horror | Finland, Great Britain


  • Trailer/Video on Youtube

Brief synopsis

A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware’s cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950’s, It Came From The Desert features rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases, romantic insecurities…and of course giant ants! Marko Mäkilaakso (War of the Dead) directed and co-wrote with Hank Woon (Age of Dinosaurs) and Trent Haaga (68 Kill). Finland’s Roger! Pictures partnered with US-based legendary game developer Cinemaware to produce a motion picture adaptation of the classic 80’s game It Came From the Desert. Roger’s Teemu Virta and Alliance Media Partners (AMP) produced the film with the support of the Finnish Film Foundation. Tero Kaukomaa (Iron Sky 1 & 2) and Raven Banner’s James Fler, Andrew Hunt, Annick Mahnert and Michael Paszt executive produced.
(Raven Banner)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Mark ArnoldDr. Renard [L]
Vanessa GrasseLisa [L]
Harry Lister SmithBrian [L]


director of photographyJuge Heikkilä
casting directorGillian Hawser
costume designerKaisa Pohjola
directorMarko Mäkilaakso
editorJoona Louhivuori
producerTeemu Virta
producerBob Portal
executive producerTero Kaukomaa
executive producerInderpal Singh
production designerKari Kankaanpää
screenwriterTrent Haaga
screenwriterMarko Mäkilaakso
StoryMarko Mäkilaakso

Distributing companies

B-Plan Distribution [fi]theatrical release Finland
Raven Banner [ca]World Sales