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''' ''The Peril to the Shire''''' is a fan film based on the writings of JRR Tolkien, completed in 2007.
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| image=[[Image:thecompany.jpg|250px]]
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| name=The Peril to the Shire
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| director=Douglas Dunklin
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| producer      = Douglas Dunklin<br/>'''Assistant producers:'''<br/>Grace Dunklin and Aaron Brown
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| writer        = '''Screenplay:'''<br/>Douglas Dunklin<br/>'''Based on the Writings of:'''<br/>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]]<br/>
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| narrator      =
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| starring      = Grace Dunklin<br/>Samuel Dunklin<br/>Lauren Leak<br/>Aaron Brown<br/>Ethan Milukas<br/>Evan Stroud<br/>Zach Yokum<br/>Nick Yokum
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| music          = [[Howard Shore]]<br/>[[Brobdingnagian Bards]]<br/>Lorenna Mckennit<br/>The Rogues<br/>Lauren Leak<br/>Mike and Leeaura Marcum<br/>J Michele Swartz<br/>Grace Dunklin
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| cinematography = Aaron Brown<br/>Zach Yokum
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| editing        = Douglas Dunklin<br/>Grace Dunklin<br/>Aaron Brown<br/>Zach Yokum
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| studio        = Pointy Stick Productions
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| distributor    = None
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| released      = [[12 June|June 12]], [[2007]]
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| runtime        = approx. 210 minutes
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| country        = United States
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| language      = English
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| budget=
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| website=[http://www.pointystickproductions.com/psp_site_006.htm Official website]
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| }}
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'''The Peril to the Shire''' is a fan film written and directed by Douglas Dunklin, produced by Pointy Stick Productions.
  
[[Image:thecompany.jpg|500px]]
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==Production Information==
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''The Peril to the Shire'' was created as an experience project by a group of home-schooled students and their families from Coweta and Fayette counties, Georgia.
  
An original fan film based on the writings of JRR Tolkein’s  ''Lord of the Rings'' and Peter Jackson's movie trilogy of the same name.  ''The Peril to the Shire'' was completed and debuted to a private audience in June 2007. It was undertaken as a summertime project designed to teach by hands-on experience the movie-making process to a group of Georgia home-schooled students, in order that they would gain an understanding of the complexities of modern movie-making and perhaps to spark in them an interest in film-making as a medium to affect their own culture with a positive, Christian world-view.  Although none of the parents, students, cast or crew had any professional or amateur film-making experience, in true home-schooler fashion they bought books, did research and studied the basics before ever turning on the first camera.
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Written by Colonel Douglas Dunklin, the original screenplay explores a "what if" scenario based on ''[[The Lord of the Rings Appendices|The Appendices]]''. It was originally written as a Christmas present to his daughter in 2005.
  
[http://www.pointystickproductions.com Pointy Stick Productions]
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The project to turn it into a film started in March of 2006, by gathering several friends and families and forming "Pointy Stick Productions". The film was completed in June 2007, and premiered to a private audience that same month.
  
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==Plot==
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The story takes place some four months after [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] left [[the Shire]] (December {{TA|3018}}); main players are [[Rose Cotton|Rose Cotton]] and her (original) cousin Hamfoot. On their road to [[Budgeford]], they come across a wounded Elf maid with a dire message.
  
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Rosie and her cousin, along with some friends set out to save the Shire from imminent destruction. The danger is far bigger than they could ever imagine
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==Characters==
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* [[Rose Cotton|Rose Cotton]]
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* Daisy, Lily, and Zinnia Burrows
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* Hamfoot "Hammie" Cotton
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* Malloriel
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* [[Fredegar Bolger|Fredegar "Freddy" Bolger]]
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* Halfred Bracegirdle
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* Bungo, Lungo, and Mungo Chubb
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* Hawkeye
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* Mrs. Bracegirdle
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* [[Samwise Gamgee]]
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* Naremir
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* Thengildur
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* Haldigund
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* Ironfist
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* Pudluk
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* Gorf
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==Crew==
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* Director: Douglas Dunklin
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* Writer: Douglas Dunklin
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* Concept art:
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**Rachel Brown
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**Grace Dunklin
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*Storyboards
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**Caitlin Clary
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**Sutton Milukas
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**Evan Stroud
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**Douglas Dunklin
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* Sindarin translators:
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**J. Michele Swartz
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**Lauren Leak
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==Reception==
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{{quote|I had the real blessing of watching Peril to the Shire and I have to say I enjoyed it enormously! I can't believe the passion and devotion to Tolkien that was behind such a great undertaking.|"Patty" at ''theonering.net''}}
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{{quote|A well thought out storyline. I do like the what was the rest of the world was doing while the Fellowship was off gallivanting about tales. [...] The talents of your elvish singers and harpist also deserve recognition. Your credits [...] complete with popsicle wrangler [...] were a treat as well.|"Sevilodorf" at ''theonering.net''}}
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==Trailer==
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{{#ev: youtube|mBHF_KEUrgE|500}}
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==External links==
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* '''[http://www.pointystickproductions.com/ Official website]'''
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[[Category:Fan films|Peril to the Shire]]

Revision as of 17:30, 11 October 2012

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The Peril to the Shire
DirectorDouglas Dunklin
ProducerDouglas Dunklin
Assistant producers:
Grace Dunklin and Aaron Brown
WriterScreenplay:
Douglas Dunklin
Based on the Writings of:
J.R.R. Tolkien
StarringGrace Dunklin
Samuel Dunklin
Lauren Leak
Aaron Brown
Ethan Milukas
Evan Stroud
Zach Yokum
Nick Yokum
MusicHoward Shore
Brobdingnagian Bards
Lorenna Mckennit
The Rogues
Lauren Leak
Mike and Leeaura Marcum
J Michele Swartz
Grace Dunklin
CinematographyAaron Brown
Zach Yokum
EditingDouglas Dunklin
Grace Dunklin
Aaron Brown
Zach Yokum
StudioPointy Stick Productions
DistributorNone
ReleasedJune 12, 2007
Runtimeapprox. 210 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteOfficial website

The Peril to the Shire is a fan film written and directed by Douglas Dunklin, produced by Pointy Stick Productions.

Contents

Production Information

The Peril to the Shire was created as an experience project by a group of home-schooled students and their families from Coweta and Fayette counties, Georgia.

Written by Colonel Douglas Dunklin, the original screenplay explores a "what if" scenario based on The Appendices. It was originally written as a Christmas present to his daughter in 2005.

The project to turn it into a film started in March of 2006, by gathering several friends and families and forming "Pointy Stick Productions". The film was completed in June 2007, and premiered to a private audience that same month.

Plot

The story takes place some four months after Frodo left the Shire (December T.A. 3018); main players are Rose Cotton and her (original) cousin Hamfoot. On their road to Budgeford, they come across a wounded Elf maid with a dire message.

Rosie and her cousin, along with some friends set out to save the Shire from imminent destruction. The danger is far bigger than they could ever imagine

Characters

Crew

  • Director: Douglas Dunklin
  • Writer: Douglas Dunklin
  • Concept art:
    • Rachel Brown
    • Grace Dunklin
  • Storyboards
    • Caitlin Clary
    • Sutton Milukas
    • Evan Stroud
    • Douglas Dunklin
  • Sindarin translators:
    • J. Michele Swartz
    • Lauren Leak

Reception

"I had the real blessing of watching Peril to the Shire and I have to say I enjoyed it enormously! I can't believe the passion and devotion to Tolkien that was behind such a great undertaking."
― "Patty" at theonering.net
"A well thought out storyline. I do like the what was the rest of the world was doing while the Fellowship was off gallivanting about tales. [...] The talents of your elvish singers and harpist also deserve recognition. Your credits [...] complete with popsicle wrangler [...] were a treat as well."
― "Sevilodorf" at theonering.net

Trailer

External links