Independent Movies set in Middle Earth

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Independent Movies set in Middle Earth

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There are a number of short films that have been made over the years by fans, often fans who work in the film industry, to make stories out of Middle Earth come to life.

The first one I saw was Born of Hope, a story of Arathorn's death.


Now I've found The Hunt for Gollum, about Aragorn's search.


There really is something just a bit magical about film.
Has anyone come across independently made films of stories not part of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings?
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Born of Hope is fairly good, and Hunt for Gollun a bit less so.

I heard someone was working on an indie-fan movie of Beren and Lúthien last year but haven't heard any more about it.
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Another independent short film just premiered:

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Sounds like something from the very secret diaries :)
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Alatar wrote:Sounds like something from the very secret diaries :)
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elengil, did you find this worth watching.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:elengil, did you find this worth watching.

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Eh. I mean, I don't feel I wasted 20 minutes. It wasn't a 3-act production, though, it was pretty much just a pretty, scenic depiction of a small event. It was well done, but it didn't really bring any major story to life.
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Another fan-made Middle-Earth film

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The Beacon of Gondor here is hilarious the last third.... (language warning)

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The Battle of the Fords of Isen looks a bit rough but I give them props for effort and they looked like they had fun making this.

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