If you are a great fan of The Lord of the Rings film series, I am sure you must have watched this movie named The Hunt for Gollum, directed by Chris Bouchard, released back in 2009.
This is an independent film made by a group of volunteer technicians and filmmakers who together created one of the finest fan films ever made with an astounding low budget.
Released as a non-commercial film, The Hunt for Gollum is still being watched by millions on YouTube and Dailymotion.
The story of the film is inspired by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien; to be precise, it is adapted from elements of the appendices of the much-loved fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.
The film follows the Heir of Isildur; the “greatest huntsman and traveler in Middle Earth” as he sets out to find the creature Gollum.
In fact, it is the great Gandalf the Grey and Aragorn II who meet to catch the creature Gollum and keep the whereabouts of One Ring of Power from the Dark Lord Sauron.
As we know from Peter Jackson’s film series, Gollum was corrupted by the power of The Ring, which he often referred to as his “precious” and “my precious”. After losing it to Bilbo Baggins, Gollum kept on searching the ring for the rest of his life.
As a result to take the story forward, now the creature must be found to discover the truth about the Ring, and to protect the future Ringbearer.
The Hunt for Gollum is indeed one of the finest additions to what we have already watched in Peter Jackson’s masterpiece, albeit it is nowhere related to the New Line films or Jackson.
It is a surprise for many to find yet another Tolkien’s story on screen with good acting and fabulous cinematography; at least I feel so in line with the Middle Earth aesthetic. I mean what else you should expect from a £3,000 budget!
Watch ‘The Hunt for Gollum’ on YouTube
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