Dailymotion today announced that “Born of Hope,” a
professionally-produced feature-length film based on the Tolkien
Trilogy,Lord of the Rings,will be screened on the popular global video
entertainment site beginning December 1, 2009. This exclusive follows
the high successful launch of another Lord of the Rings fan film, The
Hunt for Gollum, in May of 2009.
“Born of Hope” tells a Tolkien-inspired original prequel story with a
host of characters never before seen on screen. The 70 minute prequel is
the story of Aragorn’s parents, Arathorn and Gilraen, along with the
characters who sacrificed everything to keep Aragorn safe.
“Our users are huge fans of high quality, independent productions, and
are particularly interested in the fantasy genre,” said Joy Marcus,
General Manager of Dailymotion US. “Our role as the exclusive launch
partner for Born of Hope is a wonderful opportunity for our viewers and
advertisers.” Dailymotion’s advertisers include top brands such as
Proctor & Gamble, Disney, and MTV.
Director and producer Kate Madison assembled a cast of professional
actors and production talent to capture the feel of the Tolkien universe
established by Peter Jackson in his trilogy. Made for a fraction of a
typical film, “Born of Hope” manages to maintain the visual fantasy
world of Hollywood productions with an original script that brings a new
dimension to The Lord of the Rings.
The film was funded entirely by private donations while talented cast
and crew of the film worked for no financial gain. Collaboration across
the Internet, the film’s British producers recruited creative people
from across the world including the US, Canada, Australia, Germany and
New Zealand for scripts, costumes, props and music.
As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts 60
million unique monthly visitors and one billion videos views worldwide
(source: comScore, August 2009). Dailymotion offers the best content
from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the
most advanced technology for both users and content creators,
Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use
website that also automatically filters infringing material as notified
by content owners. Offering 18 localized versions, Dailymotions mission
is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and
the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting
Source: Business Wire