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Born of Hope is a 60 minute Lord of the Rings inspired film being produced in the UK. A low budget production, the entire cast and crew are giving their services for no financial gain. The subject matter and quality has attracted people from around the world to join the team, even gaining support and interest from some of the original New Line Trilogy cast and crew members including Richard Taylor and the Oscar® winning team at Weta Workshop, New Zealand.

"Amazing stuff. It's incredible to see what craftsmanship, sensitivity and attention to detail is being brought to bear on this ambitious project. Everything so far looks amazing and I can't wait to see the finished film."

Richard Taylor, Director/Effects Supervisor, Weta Workshop

"I really admire what you are doing and would love to support your efforts in some way."

Daniel Falconer, Designer at Weta Workshop

"It looks like you people are putting together an awesome project--I'm looking forward to seeing the film, myself.  Best wishes on completion of the project."

Christian Fletcher, Sword Maker

Born of Hope is a non-commercial production being created for free internet download for film fans worldwide. It is being made purely for entertainment purposes and to keep the storytelling history of Middle Earth alive.

The trailer and video featurettes from the test shoot in April 2006 have been well received at many conventions and exhibitions around the world and we have a large following anxiously awaiting the release of the finished film.

This project has been around for almost five years, with the original idea forming in 2003 when actor/filmmaker Kate Madison wanted to send a film to a Tolkien Fan Film Exhibition. However, from a small spark the idea grew into a hugely ambitious project and in April 2006 we embarked on a test shoot filming a collection of scenes from the film. The film is now in production, principal photography started in July 2008 and continued throughout the remainder of 2008. More filming is set to take place in 2009 and the aim is to premiere the film at Ring*Con 2009 before streaming it online.