Geektown Podcast 08: Indy Film Producer/Director Ron Newcomb – Rise of the Fellowship

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04 Jan 14

Rise of the Fellowship

Rise of the Fellowship

For our first podcast of the new year, we got to talk to Ron Newcomb about his new movie Rise of the Fellowship.

Rise of the Fellowship is not so much a parody, but more a love letter to all things Tolkien. It centres around Randell, a game store employee and avid gamer, who decides to take on an ‘epic journey’ to compete in a Lord of the Rings Online gaming competition in Florida along with a group of friends. During their ‘quest’ they lose one of their most precious possessions and must display depths of bravery and heroism that they never thought possible. With the aid of some unexpected allies along the way, the companions fiercely look for certainty that they can reach their destination…

In the interview, we talk to Ron about the process of getting permission to create and use actual LotRO game footage for the film, as well as creating independent movies, and the state of the US movie industry in general. Ron has produced a number of independent features including Rise of the Fellowship, which won the GenCon 2012 Film Festival. We also discuss his upcoming project The Rangers.

Rise of the Fellowship is currently available on Amazon.com, iTunes, Google, and Netflix US (they’re still sorting UK distribution, so hopefully it’ll arrive here soon). You can find out more about the movie on their website at riseofthefellowshipmovie.mymiddleearth.com

Geektown Podcast 08: Indy Film Producer/Director Ron Newcomb – Rise of the Fellowship

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