A QUIET Ammanford town centre has been stirred over the weekend with the arrival of a film crew.

The town hall, on Iscennen Road, has been transformed into a high budget film set with more than a dozen mobile homes setting up camp in Ammanford car park on Saturday.

The filming is understood to be related to a new production telling the story of Elizabeth Myrtle Evans MBE, the founder of Carmarthen’s Lyric Theatre.

Elizabeth (Liz) Evans stepped in to save the Lyric during the 1980s and turned it into the headquarters of the youth opera.

The film is reportedly being funded by Ffilm Cymru who has spoken to reassure locals that the team is following Covid rules as it films while Wales is under lockdown.

A spokesperson for Ffilm Cymru said: “As an exciting new Ffilm Cymru funded film starts shooting in Carmarthenshire, we’re working with Carmarthenshire Council and Wales Screen and the production team to ensure everyone on set is following all local and national health and safety legislation and guidance.

“While the details are currently under wraps, the film tells a heart-warming tale from the local Carmarthen community, and we can’t wait to share more news on it soon.”