The Hunt For Gollum (2009)

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The Hunt For Gollum (2009)

The Hunt For Gollum (2009)

The great events of the war of the ring are about to unfold and the priority for Strider and Gandalf is to keep the Ring secret. Sauron is preparing to unleash his armies and Gollum is creeping around Middle Earth with crucial knowledge of the Ring’s location. He must be found.

On a budget of $3,000 and 160 volunteers this is a must-see for any Lord of the Rings fans. Award winning unofficial prequel short film dramatising Aragorn & Gandalf’s long search for Gollum directed by British filmmaker Chris Bouchard. Based faithfully on the appendices of the books this is a non-profit, serious homage to the writing of J.R.R Tolkien and the films of Peter Jackson. It was shot on locations in England and Snowdonia with a team of over a hundred people working over the Internet. For me the best thing was the cinematography. The shots and locations were amazing! There was a lot of variety in scenes which hinted at the different locations Aragorn was traveling through in his search. It took two years to make and was released as a non-profit Internet-only video by agreement with Tolkien Enterprizes. The music and sound effects was another highlight for me. I found it seemed to borrow some elements from Howard Shore’s soundtrack, so that I could still remember being in that world but it was still original. Really awesome job on the effects and 3d sound, especially with the orcs and the fight scenes…

Directed by Chris Bouchard. Starring: Adrian Webster, Arin Alldridge, Patrick O’Connor