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High school student films “In the House of Tom Bombadil”

16-year-old Hannah Barlow, from Logan in Ohio, has produced her own 12-minutes adaptation of “In the House of Tom Bombadil”, a chapter which is notoriously absent from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The cast and crew spent three days filming the the chapter, whilst Barlow has spent four years working on the project. John Cummin, who played Merry, spoke of the perils of playing a hobbit in such weather: “It was so cold we had to put our feet by the fire after each set”. Barlow herself said:

This was such an amazing experience and a dream come true […] This is really exciting and such an honor. I can’t believe it has that many hits already […] You can scan so many things with the advanced technology we have today

You can read the full story online at WOUB.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He chaired another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.