The Hunt for Gollum is a 2009, fan-made fantasy film directed by Chris Bouchard, based on the appendices of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Billed as an "unofficial prequel," the story's set 17 years after Bilbo's 111th birthday, just before Frodo and Sam leave the Shire for Rivendell. Afraid that Gollum may spill the beans about the One Ring to Sauron, Gandalf sends Aragorn on a quest to find him.
As of August 2010, The Hunt for Gollum has been viewed six million times.