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| director=Douglas Dunklin
 
| director=Douglas Dunklin
 
| producer      = Douglas Dunklin<br/>'''Assistant producers:'''<br/>Grace Dunklin and Aaron Brown
 
| producer      = Douglas Dunklin<br/>'''Assistant producers:'''<br/>Grace Dunklin and Aaron Brown
| writer        = '''Screenplay:'''<br/>Douglas Dunklin<br/>'''Based on the Writings of:'''<br/>[[J. R. R. Tolkien]]<br/>
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| writer        = '''Screenplay:'''<br/>Douglas Dunklin<br/>'''Based on the Writings of:'''<br/>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]]<br/>
 
| narrator      =  
 
| narrator      =  
 
| starring      = Grace Dunklin<br/>Samuel Dunklin<br/>Lauren Leak<br/>Aaron Brown<br/>Ethan Milukas<br/>Evan Stroud<br/>Zach Yokum<br/>Nick Yokum
 
| starring      = Grace Dunklin<br/>Samuel Dunklin<br/>Lauren Leak<br/>Aaron Brown<br/>Ethan Milukas<br/>Evan Stroud<br/>Zach Yokum<br/>Nick Yokum
| music          = Original Music from the movie trilogy by Howard Shore<br/>Brobdingnagian Bards<br/>Lorenna Mckennit<br/>The Rouges<br/>Lauren Leak<br/>Mike and Leeaura Markum<br/>J Michele Swartz<br/>Grace Dunklin
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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
 
| cinematography = Aaron Brown<br/>Zach Yokum
 
| cinematography = Aaron Brown<br/>Zach Yokum
 
| editing        = Douglas Dunklin<br/>Grace Dunklin<br/>Aaron Brown<br/>Zach Yokum
 
| editing        = Douglas Dunklin<br/>Grace Dunklin<br/>Aaron Brown<br/>Zach Yokum
 
| studio        = Pointy Stick Productions
 
| studio        = Pointy Stick Productions
 
| distributor    = None
 
| distributor    = None
| released      = 12 June 2007
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| released      = [[12 June|June 12]], [[2007]]
 
| runtime        = approx. 210 minutes
 
| runtime        = approx. 210 minutes
| country        = [[United States]]
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| country        = United States
| language      = [[English language|English]]
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| language      = English
 
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| website=[http://www.pointystickproductions.com/ Official website]
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| website=[http://www.pointystickproductions.com/psp_site_006.htm Official website]
| }}'''The Peril to the Shire''' is a fan film written and directed by Douglas Dunklin, produced by Pointy Stick Productions.
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'''The Peril to the Shire''' is a fan film written and directed by Douglas Dunklin, produced by Pointy Stick Productions.
  
 
==Production Information==
 
==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.
 
''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 was based on the writings of JRR Tolkein’s  ''Lord of the Rings'' series extrapolating some "what-ifs" from the appendicies of the books. He wrote it as a Christmas gift to his daughter in 2005, since she had read all Tolkien had to offer and had seen every version of every movie, yet yearned for more.
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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.
  
To quote COL Dunklin (from the letter given to cast and crew), "Finally, the screenplay was finished as a Christmas present for Grace in 2005.  As we looked it over, we had a decision to make as a family.  This was going to be a big undertaking - really big.  We were going to need at least 50 actors and extras, all doubling as crew, to do it right.  Did we really want to do this?  Could we?
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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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After much discussion, and some prayer, Lynn and I saw that God was giving us a unique opportunity.  Not just to make a movie and have a bit of fun, but also to give our children and those who joined our band the chance to learn something new, to participate in something big that would foster teamwork and to give them a sense of accomplishment.
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So it was, that we made the leap in late March of 2006, to invite several families from our circle of friends and homeschool groups to form Pointy Stick Productions. Many of these families did not even know one another at the time, and some asked others to join whom we didn’t know either.  As the year went by we would see God’s providential hand in all of this, as the kids and their families who joined together bonded into a real team.
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And the rest, as they say, is history.  From auditions to location scouting, crew training, cast rehearsals and Saturdays filled with props and costumes, everything fell right into place.  Even my biggest nightmare, scheduling 50 kids, 24 families (and their various baseball, vacation and summer schedules) and 10 filming locations worked out.  Over and over God made his Providence apparent to me.  His hand was evident in the details as well as the big picture.
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My biggest thrill has been to see the excitement and closeness of the cast and crew grow as they worked hard and had fun, even on those sweltering 95 degree filming days when they were either dressed all in black or were locked inside a cabin for hours with no air-conditioning and lots of hot lighting.  One of the lessons everyone learned – movie making is work, hard work.  And to everyone’s credit, not one family or person quit.  The dedication of everyone to the project really touched me. This motion picture may not be a professional Hollywood production deserving of an Oscar, but sometimes the process of doing something big is more important than the actual outcome."
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Completed and debuted to a private audience in June 2007, ''The Peril to the Shire'' was undertaken as a serious fan-film, and not a parody.  The project was designed to teach the movie-making process using hands-on experience.  The hope was that the students would understand of the complexities of modern movie-making and perhaps would also gain an interest in using film 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-school fashion they taught themselves by purchasing books, doing research and studying the basics before ever turning on the first camera.
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==Plot==
 
==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.
  
It's been four months since Frodo left the Shire, and all is not well at home. Rosie Cotton and her cousin, Hamfoot, leave for Budgeford, but never make it to their destination. On the road, 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
 
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==
 
==Characters==
 
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* [[Rose Cotton|Rose Cotton]]
Rosie Cotton
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* Daisy, Lily, and Zinnia Burrows
 
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* Hamfoot "Hammie" Cotton
Daisy, Lily, and Zinnia Burrows
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* Malloriel
 
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* [[Fredegar Bolger|Fredegar "Freddy" Bolger]]
Hamfoot "Hammie" Cotton
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* Halfred Bracegirdle
 
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* Bungo, Lungo, and Mungo Chubb
Malloriel
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* Hawkeye
 
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* Mrs. Bracegirdle
Fredigar "Freddy" Bolger
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* [[Samwise Gamgee]]
 
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* Naremir
Halfred Bracegirdle
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* Thengildur
 
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* Haldigund
Bungo, Lungo, and Mungo Chubb
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* Ironfist
 
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* Pudluk
Hawkeye
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* Gorf
 
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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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Goblin Army
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Elven Army
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Company of Rangers
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==Crew==
 
==Crew==
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==Reception==
 
==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''}}
  
<blockquote>"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.
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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''}}
" - Patty" from theonering.net<blockquote>
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"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" from theonering.net</blockquote>
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==Trailer==
 
==Trailer==
<youtube>mBHF_KEUrgE</youtube>
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{{#ev: youtube|mBHF_KEUrgE|500}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.pointystickproductions.com/ Official website]
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* '''[http://www.pointystickproductions.com/ Official website]'''
  
[[Category:Fan films]]
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[[Category:Fan films|Peril to the Shire]]

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The Peril to the Shire
Information
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

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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

[edit] Characters

[edit] 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

[edit] 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

[edit] Trailer

[edit] External links