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The Hunt for Gollum (2009)

Unrated | | Short, Action, Adventure | 3 May 2009 (UK)
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The great events of the war of the ring are about to unfold and the priority for Strider and Gandalf is to keep the Ring secret. Sauron is preparing to unleash his armies and Gollum is ... See full summary »


Chris Bouchard


J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Chris Bouchard (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Webster ... Aragorn
Arin Alldridge ... Arithir
Patrick O'Connor Patrick O'Connor ... Gandalf
Rita Ramnani ... Arwen
Gareth Brough Gareth Brough ... Gollum (voice) / Goblok
Jason Perino Jason Perino ... Gollum (voice)
Christopher Dingli ... Gollum
Matthew Cunningham Matthew Cunningham ... Gollum (body)
Max Bracey Max Bracey ... Mirkwood Elf
Dan Styles ... Dagbash / Orc
Joshua Kennedy Joshua Kennedy ... Disgruntled Orc / Orc
Ross Morrisson Ross Morrisson ... Ringwraith
Emma Hunt Emma Hunt ... Ringwraith
Lisa Rost-Welling Lisa Rost-Welling ... Angry Villager
Ivan Wilkinson Ivan Wilkinson ... Orc


The great events of the war of the ring are about to unfold and the priority for Strider and Gandalf is to keep the Ring secret. Sauron is preparing to unleash his armies and Gollum is creeping around Middle Earth with crucial knowledge of the Ring's location. He must be found. Written by Chris Bouchard

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Not all who wander are lost...



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Release Date:

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GBP3,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Made by fans on a shoestring budget for free release on the internet. See more »


Modern buildings are briefly visible in the woods at 13:11, 13:43, 19:23. See more »


Referenced in Fanarchy (2015) See more »

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Impressive fan-made film! Definitely worth your time!
3 May 2009 | by johnmichael-2See all my reviews

I am in awe. "The Hunt for Gollum," made by Lord of the Rings fans for £3000, is a resounding success! It is adapted from material gleaned from the appendices of the world-renowned trilogy, and it covers a short period of time between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" in which Aragorn searches for Gollum before Sauron's forces can find him.

At 38 minutes, this moody piece is short enough for non-fans to commit to, yet long enough to really linger in your memory. All areas of the film succeed. The cinematography is bleak and beautiful, exquisitely capturing the Middle Earth that we have come to know and love. The costumes are appropriate and elegant. The special effects are convincing, as is even the digital effects work, despite the limited budget. The fight scenes, while not on the level of the trilogy (that would be nigh impossible), are still better than most fight scenes in normal movies. And even the acting, which is often the scourge of all amateur productions, works wonderfully.

Tolkien himself would be proud. This may seem like hyperbole, but I'm being serious. Tolkien always longed to create the great English mythology that his country never got, and with Middle Earth, he did. But the greatest part of a mythology is that others carry it on. Kudos to everyone on this production for doing just that.

This is a great film. Not just for being an amateur production, but for being a film in general. Nobody can match Peter Jackson, but next to some of the tripe that finds wide release in this country, "The Hunt for Gollum" is magnificent. I hope to see everyone involved with this production (and I mean everyone) break out into the film industry in a big way.

Go to the film's official website and watch it now. Being fanmade, you get to see it for free. And it'll only take 40 minutes of your time. Worth it? Definitely!

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