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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)
Chris Dingli ... Gollum (as Christopher Dingli)
Matthew Cunningham Matthew Cunningham ... Gollum
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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Not a fan, still impressed
7 May 2009 | by terrencepatrixSee all my reviews

I have watched the LOTR films, and read The Hobbit. I have not even read the LOTR books, although I do have them in a pile of waiting to be read books...I read quite a bit, but...eh to be honest I never got into LOTR. I'm sorry. I like the fantasy genre, I like the story, I've read so many series within this type of genre. But I've just never gotten deep into LOTR. I will say I did enjoy the movie series and the original book that started it all.

Why do I say this? Because I want people to know I'm not just some die-hard fan of the genre period. I don't really follow it except as a media thing.

My point? This short movie was damned impressive. I hear it was done on a shoe-string budget by honest fans of the film, and damn it...this thing looks legit. This is seriously talent being played out here. I enjoyed the camera work, I enjoyed the acting, I enjoyed the scenery, the story, the casting...well I couldn't find something wrong with it.

Look at my past reviews and comments on movies. I am not an avid reviewer or commenter on this genre...and lets be honest, a lot of my reviews plain out suck. But I caught this short, and I was impressed. I honestly would not mind seeing fans like this be allowed to write and direct an entire shot-by-shot series, or movie franchise. They just flat out did it well.

I give this two-thumbs up, if you are a fan of LOTR, then this is a must see. If you're like me, just a casual fan...this is still a super fun thing to watch.

Like I've said...I'm impressed. I've seen so many indie films that have been such garbage, with much larger budgets than this. This is just properly done.

Nuff sed.

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