The Peril to the Shire

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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[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]

Crew[edit | edit source]

  • 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[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
"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

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 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