The Peril to the Shire
The Peril to the Shire is a fan film written and directed by Douglas Dunklin, produced by Pointy Stick Productions.
Production Information[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
- Rose Cotton
- Daisy, Lily, and Zinnia Burrows
- Hamfoot "Hammie" Cotton
- Fredegar "Freddy" Bolger
- Halfred Bracegirdle
- Bungo, Lungo, and Mungo Chubb
- Mrs. Bracegirdle
- Samwise Gamgee
Crew[edit | edit source]
- Director: Douglas Dunklin
- Writer: Douglas Dunklin
- Concept art:
- Rachel Brown
- Grace Dunklin
- Caitlin Clary
- Sutton Milukas
- Evan Stroud
- Douglas Dunklin
- Sindarin translators:
- J. Michele Swartz
- Lauren Leak
Reception[edit | edit source]
- "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[edit | edit source]
External links[edit | edit source]
|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 · They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard|
|2011||Wings Over Arda: The First Age|
|2013||Third Age Journals|
|2020||Horn of Gondor|
|Unknown year||The Legend of Gurthang|