Saturday, May 16, 2009

Return to Middle Earth "We Will Find the Precious..." The Hunt for Gollum

The Hunt for Gollum
An indie film by Lord of the Ring fans for Lord of the Ring Fans
Not all who wander are lost….

If you liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I think you will enjoy this film.
(youtube trailer)

Here is the HD version of this indie film available only online (link to the 38 min film)

This film is amazing. It was made by fans for fans of The Lord of the Ring and is gleaned from the renowned trilogy. This film was made on a shoestring budget and is considerably shorter than any of the theatrical versions of LOTR. This film was released at the Sci-Fi Film Festival in London on May 3.

This film was inspired by notes in the appendices of Tolkien’s trilogy. The story follows Aragon as he sets forth in search of the creature known as Gollum to discover the truth about the ring.
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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Interesting! This is something I'll have to check out. Thanks for the info!


N A Sharpe said...

Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth!

This is really a labor of love and done very well by the fans. I waited for the weekend to post because it is a 38 minute clip - but if you are a LOTR fan, it is, as I said, very well done. I think I read their budget was like $5000


Galen Kindley said...

Okay, I'm hooked. I'm hyperlinking myself over there right now and check it out. Thanks!
Best Regards,Galen

N A Sharpe said...

Thanks Galen!

If you like LOTR I think you'll like it! What can I say...I'm into fantasy and LOTR is a classic!


Helen Ginger said...

Loved Lord of the Rings. And you know something done by fans for fans will be fun! I'll check it out.

Straight From Hel

Alexis Grant said...

I'm not a sci-fi gal, but it's good for me to know what's popular! I like to keep in the loop. Thanks.

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Helen, thanks for stopping by.

I think this one is particularly well done.


N A Sharpe said...

Hi Alexis,

I know, fantasy and sci-fi may be huge genres, but definitely not for everyone. Sometimes I feel a little disconnected with the class - not only am I a fantasy writer, I write for kids-young adults. Seems most of the rest of the class is either non-fiction, romance or mystery (I enjoy those genres too, even have a mystery/suspense WIP). Still, there is a lot to be learned not only from the class but each other, and it seems to transcend the genres.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Phoenix Rising said...

I watched the trailer--now I have to see the movie. Thanks so much for sharing this.

N A Sharpe said...

I'm glad you liked the trailer - I think this project was very well done. From what I have read there were over 100 volunteers and they kept to a pretty nominal budget for film. I think this is a worthy tribute to Middle Earth.


Anonymous said...

HUGE fan of the Lord of the Ring - the books AND the movies. I liked the video so much I've stored the url. Thanks for sharing this. :)

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Marvin,

I am so glad you liked it. I am a huge fan too. I was thinking about maybe doing a weekend segment about fantasy books made into films - there are a lot of them out there and it has a kind of weekend-y feel about it :D


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