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Bogans is a 26-minute fan film, written by Peter Tait. It was released on DVD in 2003.


Three "Bogans", Greg, Ray and Luke, travel across New Zealand to meet Peter Jackson. Their goal is to be cast as extras in The Lord of the Rings.

They first travel to Wellington, where Peter Jackson was shooting the film series. After arriving, they decide to purchase The Lord of the Rings books because none of them actually know anything about it. When they open the first page, they discover that Hobbits live in holes, which gives them the idea to dig a hole to sleep in. They decided to do this in the yard of Peter Jackson, but later realize that they have the wrong Peter.

In a strange turn of fate, two of the actors actually ended up in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Ian Hughes played Irolas, and Peter Tait was Shagrat.

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Actor Role
Ian Hughes Ray
Peter Tait Luke
Paul Glover Greg
Peter Jackson Himself

J.R.R. Tolkien-related fan films
2003 Bogans · The Two Towers: The Purist Edit
2004 Mr. Bliss · The Ring Thing
2005 Almost There And Back Again
2007 The Peril to the Shire
2009 Born of Hope · Halifirien: The Hallowed Mountain · The Hunt for Gollum
2011 Wings Over Arda: The First Age
2013 Beren & Lúthien · The Rise of the Nazgûl · Third Age Journals
2014 Tolkien's Road
2015 Ainulindalë · Soul of Fire · The Price of Peace
2016 Dagor Dagorath
2017 The Siege of Angband
2018 Beren & Lúthien · The Return of the Ring
2019 The Children of Húrin
2020 Horn of Gondor
2022 Battles of the Fords of Isen
2024 The Fall of Gondolin
Unknown year The Legend of Gurthang