LOTR Film Factoids

The idea of having a battle scene in the Prologue to Fellowship was inspired by the tradition of a James Bond pre-credits action scene. There’s absolutely no CGI in the scene where Gandalf and Frodo meet in the forest; just small and tall stand-ins. Every single character wears a wig, apart from Billy Jackson in… Read More

Friday Film – On Location with The Hobbit

Whenever I’m writing, I always try to find interesting locations that provide a great backdrop to the action. In some ways, the location you choose for a scene is just as important as the characters you place in it. It can set the mood and atmosphere of the story, before the characters have even said… Read More