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Internet-based movie reaches 4 million views

“Since release in May The Hunt For Gollum has been seen by over 4 million people all over the world. Made on a tiny budget of £3000 and distributed via the Internet, the film is an astonishingly high quality 40 minute movie made in England by unknown director Chris Bouchard.

Millions of Lord of the Rings fans have shocked Hollywood studios by hailing unofficial movie The Hunt For Gollum as the next big thing in the Tolkien film franchise, with many viewers proclaiming it’s beats even Peter Jackson’s trilogy.”

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  • FozzieBear November 27, 2009, 8:22 AM

    If you liked this, make sure to watch the LOTR fan “Born of Hope,” which debuts online in a few days–Dec. 1–on Dailymotion.com and on the filmmakers Web site bornofhope.com.

    The director of “The Hunt for Gollum,” Chris Bouchard, was helping out on “Born of Hope” as a cameraman. (“Born of Hope” has been around for a long time–since 2003, when the director Kate Madison first came up with the idea for the project.)

    I believe it was then that Mr. Bouchard decided to make his own LOTR fan film, because he loved the theatrical movies so much, and the experience of working on “Born of Hope.” He had directed other short films prior to his LOTR fan film, too.

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