MOVIE directors who needed a quiet country road for their filming found one near Minety.

A classic Porsche 911 was set up on a flatbed trailer which was driven up and down the lane as part of the filming for a new movie currently in production in the Bath and Chippenham area.

Crews making Right Hand Drive - which is being produced by an independent US film company called Pine Road Pictures - headed for the closed road near Braydon Pond between Charlton and Minety for the movie with the help of local police and North Wiltshire District Council.

The film is understood to be a low-budget romantic comedy and according to Pine Road's website, the movie is being filmed throughout much of August.

It is not clear who is starring in the movie.

The crew set up on the road at around 6am on Saturday and didn't leave until about 10pm that night with the scene filmed in a dip in the road near Pond Farm. It is understood that the scene, which features actors sat in the Porsche, shows them enjoying a fast drive around the countryside.

By loading the classic car onto the trailer, directors can make it look as if the car is moving when really it isn't. This allows it to be filmed far more easily.

It's not the first time that the Swindon area has been used by film-makers.

Numerous television and film productions have used Kemble Airfield near Cirencester, while in Swindon, producers of the James Bond movies filmed scenes for a View to a Kill and the World Is Not Enough in Swindon.

Other movies filmed in the area include the film adaptation of George Orwell's, 1984, which was filmed at RAF Hullavington but featured numerous Swindonians as extras.

The company wanted the film the movie - its advertising poster is pictured right - in the Chippenham and Bath area because director and writer Mark Kalbskopf grew up there.