Lord Of The Rings prequel made by a fanatic using her £25,000 life savings scores 500,000 views on the internet. She didn’t have Peter Jackson’s £200million budget, eight years of filming time or the spectacular scenery of New Zealand to work with. But Kate Madison could match his boundless passion – and with it managed to make her own Lord Of The Rings film.

The amateur actress was so inspired by the blockbuster Rings trilogy created by Jackson she wrote, directed and produced a prequel based on material from the original JRR Tolkien books. Her hour-long movie Born Of Hope, made on a budget of just £25,000, is already a success, with more than 500,000 people viewing it for free on the internet. More..