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TV, Movies and Games > Born of Hope - LOTR fan film

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message 1: by Jlawrence, S&L Moderator (new)

Jlawrence | 956 comments Mod
A very impressive fan-made film (made for about £25,000) depicting the story of the Rangers of the North and Aragorn's parents, a generation before the events of The Lord of the Rings.

Kate Madison, who plays Elgarain (a character I developed a bit of a crush on) in the film, produced and directed. Lots of production information, etc. here:

message 2: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1559 comments Mod
Wow, you can watch the whole thing on the site? That's awesome! I'm going to check it out when things slow down a little bit :)

message 3: by Jlawrence, S&L Moderator (new)

Jlawrence | 956 comments Mod
Yeah, I forgot to mention that - the entire film is available for viewing online! It used to be on YouTube as well, but now seems to "officially" be on that ExposureRoom site, and Dailymotion.

message 4: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Guzman (zeotrope) | 12 comments Thanks for mentioning this, I'll have to check it out. There's another fan made LotR film called "The Hunt for Gollum" which is pretty good and is also available to watch online at the website:

It's so cool what fans are able to do these days. I think it's great that the high-def video technology has gotten to a point where people can make and distribute their own movies so cheaply. Granted, we don't all have a couple thousand ($25,000 in the case of the other film mentioned) kicking around but compared to even small budget Hollywood films it's pretty impressive.

message 5: by Jlawrence, S&L Moderator (new)

Jlawrence | 956 comments Mod
Ah, cool, I'll check out The Hunt for Gollum, too. Once you translate into US dollars (it was a UK production), the Born of Hope people actually had about $40,000 (apparently a big chunk of it being Madison's life savings) - but still, very impressive even on that budget. I agree, it's inspiring to see what passionate and dedicated fans can create these days.

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Otto (andrewlinke) | 110 comments I must watch this when I have a moment.

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