May 4th: Precious


100. The Hunt for Gollum (Chris Bouchard, 2009)

A group of enthusiastic Lord of the Rings fans have clubbed together and made this 40 minute fan-film set just prior to the events in Peter Jackson’s trilogy. They have somehow managed to emulate the aesthetic of the Jackson films with incredible success on a shoestring budget of just £3000. This is a genuine labour of love and an ode to Jackson’s achievements. I’ve got nothing but admiration for people who go to these lengths in their spare time so I’ll say nothing more about it other than to advise that you get it watched yourselves – here.