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Born of Hope (2009)

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Set near the end of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Arathorn takes refugees to Taurdal, the village of his father, Arador. Then as Arador begins his campaign against the gathering orc bands ... See full summary »

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Kate Madison

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Paula DiSante (screenplay) (as Alex K. Aldridge), J.R.R. Tolkien (inspired by the writings of) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Dane ... Arathorn
Beth Aynsley Beth Aynsley ... Gilraen
Kate Madison Kate Madison ... Elgarain
Danny George Danny George ... Dírhaborn
Iain Marshall Iain Marshall ... Arador
Andrew McDonald Andrew McDonald ... Dírhael
Philippa Hammond Philippa Hammond ... Ivorwen
Howard Corlett Howard Corlett ... Halbaron
Matt Kennard ... Elladan
Sam Kennard Sam Kennard ... Elrohir
Luke Johnston Luke Johnston ... Aragorn
Robert Harvey Robert Harvey ... Baby Aragorn (as Robert 'Bobble' Harvey)
Jonah McLafferty Jonah McLafferty ... Baby Aragorn
Lars Mattes Lars Mattes ... Halbarad
Ollie Goodchild Ollie Goodchild ... Halbarad
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Set near the end of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Arathorn takes refugees to Taurdal, the village of his father, Arador. Then as Arador begins his campaign against the gathering orc bands in the north, he sends Arathorn onward to find the motive behind these Orcs attacks. Written by Alex K Alderidge

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A light in the darkness. A destiny born of hope.


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A test shoot was completed in April 2006 from which a teaser trailer and a number of behind the scenes featurettes were created. See more »

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Arathorn: Arise Dúnedain, remember who you are!
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Ithilien Wedding Music
Written and Performed by David Finnamore
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Hope for Fan Films is Born Today
10 June 2010 | by ajaymittalSee all my reviews

Having thoroughly enjoyed the short but sweet story from The Hunt for Gollum, I was delighted to experience another LOTR fan film - but this time from a different Director and ultimately from a different perspective.

Although perhaps in less style, this film packs a fuller storyline with greater substance than its independent predecessor. The romance is multi-layered; the action is smooth; the costumes and settings are fantastic; and the set is beautifully crafted to create the perfect homestead ambiance.

The characters are surprisingly well defined, for such a relatively short feature, and this is complemented well by two outstanding acting performances in particular - Christopher Dane (Arathorn) and Kate Madison (Elgarain).

Other than the above, I loved the script and was also surprised by a subtly professional music score.

All in all, the success of Born of Hope should encourage other independent film-makers to take hold of their own production reins and create individualistic, original and just plain enjoyable fan films.


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1 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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