Born of Hope, a film covering events prior to the Lord Of The Rings movies continued shooting in March.  They had four days worth of shooting over two weekends at West Stowe Anglo Saxon village, near Bury St Edmunds.  We were lucky in having two dry and sunny days for both the set up and take down. It was a pleasure to work in such a tranquil setting and we were pleased to help the project by providing the tent and crew for free.  Thanks to Kate for the Apsalls cider for the crew at the job’s end.

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See the BornOfHope website for more info and the footage so far.

Military Tent for film crew, West Stowe Anglo Saxon village

Military Tent for film crew, West Stowe Anglo Saxon village

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Born Of Hope is a fan film being produced by a group of talented writers, film crews, re-enactors and fans for no financial gain but just for the love of Tolkien and a strong creative urge to embellish some of the work started in Peter Jackson’s epic films. Indeed some of Jackson’s team are lending a hand.  Check out the video on the website. It looks very professional.
This hour long original drama is set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Inspired by only a couple of paragraphs written by Tolkien in the appendices of the Lord of the Rings we follow Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people’s history.
Over The Moon tents are proud to be providing our military tents for productions crews to use on the next shoot at the West Saxon village in March 2009.
Gilraen, Dirhael and Ivorwen ready for an Orc attack.
Story

A scattered people, the descendents of storied sea kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. A royal house endures unbroken from father to son.

Arathron fighting Orcs