The Hunt for Gollum is a 40 minute long independently produced fan film inspired by the appendices to The Lord of the Rings. The folks responsible for this are making it COMPLETELY non-profit–as they clearly need to in order to make sure that the copyright holders don’t come banging down their doors.
In any case, the film’s been flying under the radar for awhile, but now it’s poised to jump into a bit of prominence. A May 3, 2009 release date has been set! And thankfully, it will be released online in HD as well. Browse their website for more info, or click the video below to get a feel for this independently produced vision of Middle-earth.