CARMARTHENSHIRE has been set as the back drop for a new Film4 movie.
The film, called How I Live Now, is set in England but the film has been shot in various Welsh locations which have doubled up as the English countryside. One on the main areas used in the film is Llangadog in Carmarthenshire.
How I Live Now is based on the award-winning young adult novel by Meg Rosoff, and the feature was released in UK cinemas this week.
The film tells the story of Daisy, played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, a 16-year-old New Yorker, sent to the English countryside one summer to stay with cousins she has never met.
Daisy is initially resentful, but soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral life as she falls madly in love with Edmond.
But their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of World War Three, the family is separated and Daisy is forced to embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves. The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald, who worked on The Last King Of Scotland, The Eagle and State of Play.
The filming took place in various locations in south Wales for five weeks from June to August 2012.
The main location brief was for a large farmhouse or country house with a few outbuildings, set in beautiful countryside and a farmhouse in Mandinam in Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, was chosen.
The estate boasts 450 acres of parkland and woodland with views of the Towy Valley.
Other locations used around south Wales included: Cardiff International Airport, the backlot of Dragon International Studios at Llanilid, Llandovery Llandeilo and the Ministry of Defence's training village at Sennybridge. Director Kevin Macdonald said: How I Live Now was the most fun I've ever had making a film.
AWARD LEAVES STAR SMILING ?AN Ammanford actress has had her acting talents rewarded at the Bafta Cymru awards. Sara Lloyd- Gregory won the best actress award for her role in S4C drama Alys.
Sara said: What a night, I am still beaming.
It is fab that Alys has had the recognition it deserves.
Sara will also play the guest lead role in new crime series Hinterland for BBC4 and S4C, a major role in indie film Get Up and Go, the lead in the film Devil's Voice and a cameo role in feature film Without Me.
?ANOTHER Ammanford actress is also making news. Alexandra Roach has labelled the upcoming Paul Potts biopic more of love story than a tale of rags to riches.
Roach, who hit the headlines with a role in The Iron Lady, about the life of former PM Margaret Thatcher, plays the wife of the Port Talbot-based Britain's Got Talent winner in Once Chance. Roach (right), who stars alongside Gavin and Stacey star James Corden, said: At the heart of the film is the love story.
When you meet them in real life, you see she's his ultimate confidante and so supportive of him, and I hope that we have captured that in the film.
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