IT was lights, camera, action in Frigiliana as the town became the location for a new movie.
The years were rolled back as the film, called Follow Your Sunshine, is set in the 1950s.
Due to be released in September 2015, the movie is the first part of trilogy, The Lovaganza Convoy. French directors Genevieve and J F Gagnon brought a team of 50 people to the town and 25 extras were chosen from among 500 local candidates who attended the casting session.
In addition, the historical centre was closed to traffic as the film brought a touch of nostalgia to the town. It evoked memories of by- gone times as actors in period costume strolled through the traffic-free streets.
The impact of the production has been very beneficial to the town, according to Head of Tourism, Maria Jose Caravaca.
“We are aware of the uniqueness of our town, and our mission is to promote its attractions during the whole year. To be chosen as the set for such an important production is a big boost for the town,” said Caravaca.
The shooting required the renting of cars and interior spaces, as well as hiring staff to take charge of security.
In total, €33,000 has been added to Frigiliana’s coffers during the filming.