Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Hunt For Gollum is a 45 minute independent film inspired by The Lord of the Rings which is to be released to the internet for free on May 3 2009:
The Hunt For Gollum is an unofficial not for profit short film by a group of enthusiast filmmakers. As a Lord of the Rings Fan Film, we are not affiliated with the Tolkien Estate or New Line Cinema and are producing this project as an entirely non commercial film. As with other fan films we are making this purely for the enjoyment of the material and the experience of making a high quality low budget film.

The script is adapted from elements of the appendices of The Lord of the Rings. The story follows the Heir of Isildur -- the "greatest huntsman and traveller in Middle Earth" -- as he sets out to find the creature Gollum. The creature must be found to discover the truth about the Ring, and to protect the future Ringbearer.

Don't forget folks, this production is just an unofficial home movie, made by a bunch of Tolkien enthusiasts for love of the material. The budget has been scraped together by ourselves, nobody was paid and no money will be made from it. So yep it's purely our way to express our tribute to this magical world.
For a home movie, it looks pretty good! You can view the trailer here. (Via BBspot.)