‘Born of Hope,’ a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Fan Made Film Ready to Watch Now


Using her £25,000 ($39,000) life savings Kate Madison made her own Lord of the Rings film titled Born of Hope, and as the Daily Mail points out it is getting plenty of play online and is ready to watch at the bottom of this post.

Checking out the YouTube page it is marked as in response to The Hunt for Gollum, another fan made Rings-related feature which I discussed back in May 2009 and is available to watch right here. The Hunt for Gollum follows Aragorn (Adrian Webster), the Heir of Isildur as he sets out to find the creature Gollum (voiced by Gareth Brough and Jason Perino). The creature must be found to discover the truth about the ring, and to protect the future Ringbearer.

Born of Hope is inspired by only a couple of paragraphs written by J.R.R. Tolkien in the appendices of the “Lord of the Rings.” Set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King, the story follows Arathorn (Christopher Dane) and Gilraen (Beth Aynsley), the parents of Aragorn (played by Viggo Mortensen in the theatrically released trilogy), from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people’s history.

For full details, you can visit the film’s official site and watch the full 70-minute film directly below.

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