25 minute documentary on how this Lord of the Rings fan film was made by volunteer filmmakers for less than $5,000.
From the official film website:
The Hunt For Gollum is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings made by british director Chris Bouchard. The film was faithfully based on appendices written by J.R.R. Tolkien as a serious homage to the material.
Since release in 2009 it has been embraced by millions of fans and garnered international press acclaim, numerous festival screenings and awards. The film was funded by the film-makers and made with very limited resources, costing less than £3,000 to shoot. It is available online for free.
Filming took place in North Wales, Epping Forest and other sites around London. The film captured the imagination of the fan community, drawing a small army of film-makers, fans and volunteers who all contributed to the final film. More than 140 people worked on the project which took two years to make.