The following video is one of the most unique and creative LOTR themed fan films we have ever seen - so we are super glad to share it with you! The film, shot in black and white silent film style, tells the story of a little orc who happens upon two lost hobbits in Middle Earth. Will they be lead into Saruman's hands or will the little orc help them find their friends? Check out the video on YouTube or view it below. [YouTube]
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.
I really enjoyed this little silent movie, complete with old-timey piano score! Hopefully the filmmakers will do more in this vein. Very well done! We're discussing the BBC Lord of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.
That's clever - and the best way to do it, so no one got accidentally hurt!
Your film had me chuckling; that was very novel! And welcome to TORn. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I desired dragons with a profound desire"
"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?" -Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915
You captured so much of the look and feel of the films I felt like I was back in Middle Earth there for a moment...
Thanks for sharing your inspired take on the tale. Hope you are considering developing your talents further or already gainfully employed someplace along the film lines -- keep up the good work! Weaver
How very clever. It puts orcs in a whole new light. Thank you for the link. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Join us every Thursday in the Movie Discussion Forum for GOLD Nuggets, an exploration of the Geeky Observation Lists maintained by our very own grammaboodawg.
Yes, Gimli was a girl. In fact, all of them were girls except the two big Orcs who were not so nice to the Littlest Orc.
We had this group come to our final Oscar Party and perform because they do some terrific little musical numbers in their amazing costumes. And then, of course, we had them as speakers at ORC because there were so many different topics to discuss, from leatherwork, to effects make up, to distressing armor. Yes, TORn loves it's costumers, and this little short film was just too adorable not share. Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,
It wasn't female by design but by coincidence. The two big orcs were played by guys, Gary Ingram and Mike Acebo. Gary plays both orcs in close up (he switched masks). Ed Martinez was cinematographer; when the Little Orc is on camera, he's behind it. When she's not on camera, the it's me filming. I originally scripted two short films, the second had indoor shots, but they didn't match the outdoors. One of these days I'll post the "deleted scenes". We actually had a Gandalf too, but he didn't make the cut! Osgiliath, Middle Earth Visit http://www.cafepress.com/littleorc
Actually I was trying to (in jest) compare this to a 'Chick Flick', but for female orcs. But of course when I have come to the point of having to explain, it reflects only (more) shame & infamy, on moi!
And as an advocate of the exsistance of female orcs, or at least female something being involved, can never pass up a chance to mention it. I just don't buy the idea that orcs and goblins are grown in the dirt like potatoes.