Born of Hope is released tonight!

Today, December 1, the Lord of the Rings-inspired Born of Hope will make its exclusive debut on and

The second unofficial Lord of the Rings prequel to hit the net this year, Born of Hope is an even more ambitious indie production than The Hunt For Gollum which was released in May to 4 million views. Released totally free to the net, it will delight fans of the trilogy by telling the history of Aragorn’s parents and the Dúnadain people’s struggles against Sauron’s orcs, 75 years previously. The film is an epic feature length adaptation of the LOTR appendices featuring huge battles, a tragic love story, authentic props and costumes, and high production values to take you back to Middle-earth once again.

Born of Hope tells a new Tolkien story, boasting a host of characters, which have never been seen on screen before. Released exclusively on on the 1st of December, this UK based 70 minute prequel is the story of Aragorn’s parents, Arathorn and Gilraen, and the people who sacrificed everything to keep him safe.

Director and producer Kate Madison has put together a cast of professional actors, and a fantastic group of production talent, to capture the feel of the visual Tolkien universe Peter Jackson established in his trilogy. Made for a fraction of Jackson’s budget, probably about the same amount he spent on breakfast cereal, Born of Hope not only looks the part, but the original script genuinely brings a new dimension to The Lord of the Rings.

Uniquely all the talent that worked on the film did so for no financial gain, and the budget was made up of private donations through the film’s web site. The Internet has been a major player in the making of the film as creative people from USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and New Zealand amongst others have been able to contribute to the script, costumes, props and music.

It is therefore fitting that the film can be seen from the 1st of December exclusively on the film’s website ( or

To see the film online, for free in HD from 7pm:

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