Web movie 'Born Of Hope' to get fest bow

Kate Madison's low budget 'Lord of The Rings' prequel

LONDON -- Upstart movie jamboree the London Independent Film Festival is to give low budget movie, "Born Of Hope," made by Tolkien fanatic Kate Madison, its U.K. theatrical bow.

Madison spent her entire savings and more than six years to produce, direct and star in the one hour movie, billed as a prequel to the "Lord of The Rings" trilogy of films.

It has already played out on the Inernet with more than 500,000 viewers to date.

Festival director Erich Schultz said the scope and look of Madison's project "demonstrates everything that's possible in U.K. indie filmmaking."

The festival runs April 15 through 27 across the British capital.