The Hunt For Gollum is being shown at a free London screening during Internet Week Europe on Thursday 11th November. The film, an independently made prequel to The Lord of the Rings was made and distributed over the net and has reached over 10 million views. The unofficial 40 minute adaptation was crowd sourced by the Internet community and has had an overwhelming reception from fans.
Internet Week began in New York City in 2008. In 2010, it comes to Europe for the first time, with a five-day calendar of web-focused events taking place throughout London. The idea is to raise the profile of Europe’s digital industry, as well as the companies and organizations who participate.
The Hunt For Gollum is showing as part of Internet Week Europe, with a screening hosted by Framestore next week.
The Hunt For Gollum, a true ‘Internet Film’ was released to over 10 million views in May 2009, went viral and won numerous awards including ‘Best Fiction Produced for the Web’ at Festival Cinema Tous Ecrans (Geneva). Based on previously unseen appendices of The Lord of the Rings, the film is a serious adaptation with high production values which has been embraced by the fans worldwide and compared to Peter Jackson’s trilogy, despite the tiny budget and not for profit status.
06:00 PM — 07:30 PM
19-23 Wells Street
London, — W1T 3PQ
The director and some of the cast will be on hand to answer questions and introduce the film.
In order to attend this (free) viewing please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are limited.
You can also watch the film online following this link.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Bouchard on our Fan Film Podcast.