9 Oct 2009

Born of Hope

A scattered people, the descendants of storied sea kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. A royal house endures unbroken from father to son.

Born of Hope is a 60 minute Lord of the Rings inspired film being produced by Tolkien's fans in the UK. A low budget production, the entire cast and crew are giving their services for free , the movie tells the story of the DĂșnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, meet at this time and Aragorn is born and grow up through a turbulent time in their people's history.

Filmed in the UK in the Epping Forest, Snowdonia, and the Lake District, the film revolves around the DĂșnedain settlement of Taurdal, which is home to the Chieftain Arador and his son Arathorn. Taurdal is becoming something of a refugee camp as the DĂșnedain flee their homes when outer settlements are attacked by Orcs spreading out of the mountains.

Born of Hope will be released worldwide on the Internet on December 1st, 2009, and as The Hunt for Gollum before it, promises to be a great success. Don't miss the opportunity to watch this incredible movie which has received praise and support from from some of the original New Line Trilogy cast and crew members including Richard Taylor and the Oscar® winning team at Weta Workshop.