COULD Elanvollywood follow Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood, as a new centre for film making if the dreams of actor and director Tom Cullen come true in 2020.

His directorial debut 'Pink Wall', a love story following the relationship of two Americans living in Wales, over six years, has set the ball rolling and Tom has been quoted as having more plans in mind.

Best known for playing Viscount Gillingham in the hit TV series 'Downton Abbey', Tom, aged 34, is a native of Aberystwyth and was brought up in Llandrindod Wells.

Shot over only nine days in Wales, with the mountains of the Elan Valley as a backdrop, the 82 minute film 'Pink Wall' was released on December 13, and Tom has been quoted as saying “I am really hungry about telling Welsh stories from inside Wales but hopefully on a global scale”.

He is now said to be writing a film about the Mid Wales farming community and another story about a child going through his parents’ divorce set in the same area.

Filming would bring a major boost to the area which has only occasionally benefitted from being included in big and small screen productions from the Ronnie Barker comedy 'The Magnificent Evans' filmed at Llanwrtyd Wells, to the drama series 'Mortimer’s Law' about a London barrister who becomes a local coroner filmed in the Elan Valley and Mid Wales.

'Pink Wall' brings the stark beauty of the area to the big screen with Tom returning to countryside he grew up in to tell the story of Leon, an American photographer played by Jay Duplass who falls in love with TV producer Jenna played by Tatiana Maslany.

The film follows them through six scenes, one from each year of their relationship as it develops.

Review has been largely encouraging with leading film magazine Empire saying: “With his directorial debut, Tom Cullen has successfully found an alchemy that lets love leap off the page, bringing tenderness and vulnerability to his central pair. The audience isn’t forced to pedantically take notes in chronological order — Cullen flits across scenes as necessary, rather than as expected.”

Wales has featured in is such diverse big screen blockbusters from Harry Potter to Lara Croft, Wonder Woman, Tarzan, Batman, Captain America, Lawrence of Arabia, King Arthur, Robin Hood, James Bond, and even Monty Python films.