I saw a little news snippet about the release of "The Hunt for Gollum", a fan film based on the LotR appendices. More out of dread than expectation (are there two more fear-inducing words in the movie lexicon than "fan film" - hang on, "Lucas script" maybe), I found the website, which was remarkably polished and then watched the film. It's only about 40 minutes long but was really good, I mean really good! Especially when you consider it only cost £3000!
Go check it out here and see what you think.