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The Peril to the Shire

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The Peril to the Shire is a fan film based on the writings of JRR Tolkien, completed in 2007.

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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