Fan movies are amateurish stuff. Not so for “The Hunt for Gollum”, a movie made by the fans of “The Lord of the Rings”. This $3000 movie is as professionally made as the original million dollar Hollywood creation that rocked box offices worldwide. Don’t take my word, watch the trailer and judge for yourself.
The cinematography, the lighting, the special effects … I can’t believe this is such a low budget movie.
The script for the Hunt for Gollum has been pieced together from the appendices of the Lord of the Rings books. Chris Bouchard, the writer-director, then assembled a team of dedicated cast and crew and began filming around the UK. The 40 minute movie is completely non-commercial and was released online yesterday (May 3rd). It’s free to download.