"counselled that we should hunt for Gollum"

The Hunt For Gollum is an award-winning unofficial prequel to The Lord of the Rings.  It dramatises Aragorn and Gandalf's long search for Gollum. This 40-minute film, made by fans for fans, is based on the appendices of The Lord of the Rings and was painstakingly shot on a small budget as a homage to Peter Jackson's film trilogy and the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien.  The full movie has been uploaded to YouTube by the creators and can be seen below.