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Halifirien or Halifirien: The Hallowed Mountain is a live-action fantasy film done by Irish fans, based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a non-profit fan film of New Line Cinema's Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The film is directed by Tom Robinson. It was released via free internet download on 8 September 2009.
The story is set during the War of the Ring in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Lord of the Rings. The plot focuses on the Beacon Mountain of Halifirien on the border of Rohan and Gondor, and the struggles of the beacon wardens against roaming mountain orcs.
During the time of the War of the Ring a young boy will face his own quest, to light the last beacon and signal to Rohan that Gondor calls for aid. High on the mountain of Halifirien, overlooking the border between the two kingdoms, the wardens keep their watch for the ancient signal that will call the men of the west to unite against the threat of Mordor. As Sauron's shadow grows over Middle Earth, orc war bands maraud further into the free lands, and one night invade the hallowed mountain upon which the wardens keep their watch. As Eradur (James Robinson) and his brother (Dominic Downes) are on guard they hear the noise of battle from further down the mountain. Do they go and help their friends? Or stay and keep to their sworn duty? Eradur will face the loss of those most dear to him as he is hunted down by bloodthirsty orcs and forced to confront his fears alone.
The introduction states incorrectly that Minas Tirith is the last city in Gondor. While Minas Tirith was the capital, and certainly the most important city, it was not the only one in the realm.
The film was produced by Tom Robinson Productions. Pre-production began late in 2007. Filming was completed on location in Ireland early summer 2009. The film was released for free download from the film's official website on September 8, 2009, as well as being made available on YouTube and Vimeo.
|Wardens||Tom Robinson, Patrick Robinson, Peter Clarke, Tim Clarke, Uilliam Downes|
|Orcs||Luke Clarke, Jeremy Clarke, Michael Robinson, Dominic Downes, James Robinson|
The original musical score was composed by Peter Clarke. The soundtrack album is available for free download from the film's official website.
- Keash Mountain, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
- Carrowkeel Mountain, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
- Clogher Stone Fort, Monasteraden, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
- Lake Urlaur, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland, Ireland