Weapons & Warfare


Actors at Work Productions’ critically acclaimed, award-winning feature film follows the lives of Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people’s history.

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It wouldn’t be Middle Earth without conflict and the characters in Born of Hope are not spared from danger. There are a number of fights and battles in Born of Hope with the largest at the climax of the film.

We have had a number of swords and weapons made especially for the film.

Raven Armoury for example has created five unique swords especially for Born of Hope. 
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It was therefore extremely important that we have proper fight choreography and trained screen combat people involved. Ruth Cooper-Brown and Rachel Bown-Williams from RC Annie are arranging all the fight training and choreography for Born of Hope. We have a dedicated team of combatants and stunt performers who, along with the main actors, will be performing almost all of the fighting throughout the film. This team has had movement workshops and training in the fighting styles seen in the film.

Fight Team Training

A featurette of the first fight team training session held on Sun 4th Nov 07 at Moving Arts Base in London. The session was run by our Fight Coordinator, Ruth Cooper-Brown from RC Annie and 20 people spent 2 hours learning to fight as orcs and rangers. It was a fantastic day with fighters attending from all over the country.

Fight training at Debden House on the 19th October 2008.

The filming in Epping 2008.