Monday, 11 May 2009

the week of 1,000,000 views



The Hunt For Gollum crew after the premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON.

Well, it's been a hectic first week, with over 1 million views, thousands of messages from fans who appear to have enjoyed The Hunt For Gollum.

you can see the stats on www.dailymotion.com/huntforgollum
(adding the additional languages version to the HD version and you reach the total)



So it's time to sit back and reflect on releasing our baby out into the world!! It's been an emotional time. Our IMDB page and guestbook have received loads of messages. Dailymotion officially tell us that the film has "gone viral", which apparently is a first for a longform video. So how does it feel? Well it's been exhilerating, and completely unexpected. I was preparing myself for the inevitable onslaught of angry messages from diehard fans... which didn't come! Leaving me feeling almost smugly triumphant. Anyway it's time to come back down to earth and begin thinking about how to pickup a normal life again for a little while before embarking on the next crazy project.

A few interesting meetings and phonecalls have appeared, but the challenge now is to try and attract investors for the next project, which perhaps will be following Project Residue outlined:
http://www.independentonlinecinema.com

as the probable next project (but that requires considerable funding which will in itself require a lot of work). For the timebeing I'll sit back and read scripts, write scripts and see where the fancy takes me...

Chris

2 comments:

TwelveMile said...

Well deserved, well deserved!

Bernardo said...

Hello, I´m from Brazil. I watched the movie yesterday and I was amazed by the results. It´s beautiful. I think some scenes resemble too much certain parts from the original movies (Aragorn smoking on the tavern, the fight with the orc leader), but the movie is still great. I´m happy that we don´t have to wait for the holy hollywood to have tolkien´s stories told properly on a movie.

Bernardo Moraes
http://benmoraes.wordpress.com