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The Peril to the Shire

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The Peril to the Shire
DirectorDouglas Dunklin
ProducerDouglas Dunklin
Assistant producers:
Grace Dunklin and Aaron Brown
Douglas Dunklin
Based on the Writings of:
J.R.R. Tolkien
StarringGrace Dunklin
Samuel Dunklin
Lauren Leak
Aaron Brown
Ethan Milukas
Evan Stroud
Zach Yokum
Nick Yokum
MusicHoward Shore
Brobdingnagian Bards
Lorenna Mckennit
The Rogues
Lauren Leak
Mike and Leeaura Marcum
J Michele Swartz
Grace Dunklin
CinematographyAaron Brown
Zach Yokum
EditingDouglas Dunklin
Grace Dunklin
Aaron Brown
Zach Yokum
StudioPointy Stick Productions
ReleasedJune 12, 2007
Runtimeapprox. 210 minutes
CountryUnited States
WebsiteOfficial website

The Peril to the Shire is a fan film written and directed by Douglas Dunklin, produced by Pointy Stick Productions.


[edit] Production Information

The Peril to the Shire was created as an experience project by a group of home-schooled students and their families from Coweta and Fayette counties, Georgia.

Written by Colonel Douglas Dunklin, the original screenplay explores a "what if" scenario based on The Appendices. It was originally written as a Christmas present to his daughter in 2005.

The project to turn it into a film started in March of 2006, by gathering several friends and families and forming "Pointy Stick Productions". The film was completed in June 2007, and premiered to a private audience that same month.

[edit] Plot

The story takes place some four months after Frodo left the Shire (December T.A. 3018); main players are Rose Cotton and her (original) cousin Hamfoot. On their road to Budgeford, they come across a wounded Elf maid with a dire message.

Rosie and her cousin, along with some friends set out to save the Shire from imminent destruction. The danger is far bigger than they could ever imagine

[edit] Characters

[edit] Crew

  • Director: Douglas Dunklin
  • Writer: Douglas Dunklin
  • Concept art:
    • Rachel Brown
    • Grace Dunklin
  • Storyboards
    • Caitlin Clary
    • Sutton Milukas
    • Evan Stroud
    • Douglas Dunklin
  • Sindarin translators:
    • J. Michele Swartz
    • Lauren Leak

[edit] Reception

"I had the real blessing of watching Peril to the Shire and I have to say I enjoyed it enormously! I can't believe the passion and devotion to Tolkien that was behind such a great undertaking."
― "Patty" at
"A well thought out storyline. I do like the what was the rest of the world was doing while the Fellowship was off gallivanting about tales. [...] The talents of your elvish singers and harpist also deserve recognition. Your credits [...] complete with popsicle wrangler [...] were a treat as well."
― "Sevilodorf" at

[edit] Trailer

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