The Hunt For Gollum is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings made by british director Chris Bouchard. The film was faithfully based on appendices written by J.R.R. Tolkien as a serious homage to the material.

Since release in 2009 it has been embraced by millions of fans and garnered international press acclaim, numerous festival screenings and awards. The film was funded by the film-makers and made with very limited resources, costing less than £3,000 to shoot. It is available online for free.


Filming took place in North Wales, Epping Forest and other sites around London. The film captured the imagination of the fan community, drawing a small army of film-makers, fans and volunteers who all contributed to the final film. More than 140 people worked on the project which took two years to make.


The Hunt for Gollum is viewable online for free here on www.thehuntforgollum.com as well as Youtube and Dailymotion. Subtitles in 14 different languages are available on the Dailymotion version.


The Hunt For Gollum is a non-profit film being made for private use, and is not intended for sales of any sort. No money is being made from this film, and no one was paid to make it. It is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored or approved, by Tolkien Enterprises, the heirs or estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, New Line Cinema, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. or any of their repective affiliates or licensees. The content is for the private use of the viewer and should not be sold, rented, or used for any commercial enterprise in any way, shape, or form. We make no claim to any characters, storylines, prop designs, names, logos or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This work is produced solely for the personal, uncompensated enjoyment of ourselves and other Tolkien fans.



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