Chris Bouchard

Chris Bouchard is a British film producer and director[1] of The Hunt for Gollum,[2][3][4][5] an independent Lord of the Rings fan film. The budget was kept to £3,000[6] using crowd-sourced visual effects. The film was released on streaming platforms in May 2009.[7] In its first week it was the fourth most watched film in the US “topped only by "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Star Trek" and a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey[8].” As of October 2009 it had been watched by 3.5 million people.[9]

Chris Bouchard
Alma materUniversity of York
OccupationFilm producer, film director, screenwriter
Years active2009–present

Following this he directed feature length crime drama Hackney’s Finest in 2014,[10] which was produced by London film studio Framestore.[11]

In 2018 he co-directed The Little Mermaid which was released on Netflix. The film starred Shirley MacLaine, Poppy Drayton, William Moseley and Loreto Peralta.[12][13]

Awards and honoursEdit

Best Fiction Produced for the Web for The Hunt for Gollum at the 2009 Cinéma Tous Ecrans festival.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Chester - Interview with Chris Bouchard". Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "NY Times - Hunt for Gollum Interview with Chris Bouchard". Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Film Debate - Interview with Chris Bouchard". Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Guardian - fan films Hunt for Gollum". Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "Hunt for Gollum". BBC News. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "The Telegraph (UK) - Hunt for Gollum". Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  7. ^ "PR Web - Hunt for Gollum World Premiere". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Youtube is Changing Media Landscape". Kansas State University. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "The Times - Gollum spearheads Hollywood fan film revolution". Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "Guardian - Week's New Films". Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "Gravitas Acquires Londons Finest". Screen Daily. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Review 'The Little Mermaid'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  13. ^ "- The Little Mermaid". The Independent. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  14. ^ "Telegraph (UK) - Short Film Success Stories". Retrieved April 30, 2020.