Fan films are something I generally avoid as they often look decidedly cheap in various ways. On occasion though one will really surprise you.
Case in point is the upcoming "Lord of the Rings" 40-minute indie tribute film "The Hunt for Gollum". Though the film was shot on a budget of just £3000, you'd never know it judging from the trailer below which makes it look like it cost a hell of a lot more.
The film will go live online in full on May 3rd, further details are up on the official site.