Our friends at El Anillo Único have just published an interview with Nye Green, writer and director of Tolkien’s Road.
Tolkien’s Road is a short film about the life of JRR Tolkien.
Tolkien’s Road is a student film project about J.R.R. Tolkien’s journey to beginning his first book The Hobbit. But before he can bring the world of Middle-earth to life he must overcome the trauma of fighting in WWI and find his voice again.
Nye tells El Anillo Único:
I am not totally sure where the idea originated. I remember toying around with the idea several years before I began working on “Tolkien’s Road,” but I am not sure what brought it on. I can say that one of the reasons I was so keen on making this film was because I wanted to learn more about the life of Tolkien himself.
A man whose books have given me so much inspiration, but about whom I knew so little about. Also the fact that no film about Tolkien’s life has been made before was very enticing. I loved the idea that I would be the first to bring Tolkien’s life story to the screen. I believe there are now a few Hollywood films about Tolkien in the works.
I would really like the people involved on those films to see “Tolkien’s Road” and perhaps even get myself involved in those projects. Who knows. We will see what happens.
You can read the interview in full here on El Anillo Único. You’ll have to scroll a little to get to the English translation.