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Hunt4Gollum
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Nov 10 2007, 2:30pm


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Thanks for checking out The Hunt For Gollum, here's some answers

how are you managing to make this with characters created by Tolkien when the intellectual property rights are held elsewhere?
A very fair point. Of course we do not want to be in breach of legal copyright. If we were selling the finished film then this would indeed be a breach of rights, but we are not. We are a non-commercial entity and the film is entirely non-profit to be released for free to the internet. It's funded by ourselves. We're making this film because we love the material and as a way to reach out to an audience as independent film-makers. If the copyright owners do try to shut us down, we will explain that legally speaking, we are only a bunch of fans practicing our film-making skills, who happen to also put the results on the internet. At the end of the day we have no intention to profit financially from the work of Tolkien or Wingnut films.

What are you shooting on?

We're shooting this very low budget, on Sony FX1 HDV cameras at 50i. However we've got a few tricks to make it look really filmic and high budget, including steadicam and lens adapters.

Is this shot in the Lake District? Some shots look like it.

No, but not far away, it's shot in south Snowdonia (North Wales). We spent a weekend shooting out there last month. Most of the trailer was shot at a Mountain called Cader Idris on the Minneford Trail. It's incredibly beautiful, and the mountatins are only a tiny bit smaller than NZ!

When do you hope to have this finished and how will it be distributed?

Low budget films can take a while and this will take a year or so to finish. It will be released online for free when it's done.

What is your goal for the final length?
It's looking like around 20 minutes at the moment but could well be more.

How will you realize Gollum?
This, I cannot give away just yet. However I can say that Gollum will be making an appearance in the movie and we have a trick up our sleeves to bring him back to life in a style faithful to Weta's creation.

How young is Aragorn?
Good question N.E. In the book Gandalf and Aragorn do begin searching for Gollum around 8 years before the start of the Fellowship of The Ring. However Gandalf has been suspicious for some time. In The Hunt For Gollum, Aragorn will look a few years younger than he does in Peter Jackson's films and we will show the passing of several years in the film.

cheers :)
C




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Subject User Time
"The Hunt For Gollum" - New LOTR Film Teaser Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 9 2007, 2:02pm
    Nice. ChrisCR Send a private message to ChrisCR Nov 9 2007, 7:03pm
    Just out of interest, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 9 2007, 7:27pm
        Questions and Answers Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 10 2007, 2:30pm
            Who SureCavanaugh Send a private message to SureCavanaugh Nov 10 2007, 5:45pm
            Have You Gotten Competent Legal Advice? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 11 2007, 12:42am
                I don't think it's much to worry about frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Nov 11 2007, 4:54am
                legal advice Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 11 2007, 11:56am
                    I Hope You Are Right Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 11 2007, 2:53pm
                    I really hope you have no problems... Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 11 2007, 8:51pm
                        Born of Hope Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 12 2007, 10:41pm
                            I'm New on Here...But...I just saw this. Tom Bombadilly Send a private message to Tom Bombadilly Jan 4 2008, 8:24pm
                    A "bunch of nobodies?" I'd like to argue that! Neelis Send a private message to Neelis Jan 8 2008, 11:40am
    Lots of questions frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Nov 10 2007, 12:15am
    How young is Aragorn? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Nov 10 2007, 1:15am
    I really like this Rivendweller Send a private message to Rivendweller Nov 10 2007, 11:46pm
        hints Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 11 2007, 12:19am
    Trailer gracie Send a private message to gracie Jan 6 2008, 5:59am
    Wow!! labingi_maura Send a private message to labingi_maura Jan 6 2008, 6:37pm
        The Hunt For Gollum website launched Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Feb 1 2008, 4:46pm
    Teaser 2 - Released Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Jul 29 2008, 4:01pm
    Wow, thanks! That's why I couldn't find it on the search engine... Patty Send a private message to Patty Jul 29 2008, 4:04pm

 
 
 

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