“Hobbit” Actor Becomes “Throbbit” Producer

SOUTH BEND, IN – London based actor Kiran Shah has joined Richardson Productions as an Associate Producer for their feature film parody “The Throbbit” filming in Summer 2013. They are currently raising additional funds for the movie through a campaign called Throbstarter and offering a wide range of support levels through their website at www.thethrobbit.com.

Shah, who plays the Goblin Scribe in “The Hobbit”, as well as a stunt and scale double in the film and in all three “Lord of the Rings” movies, is a huge supporter of independent film and became good friends with director Tim Richardson and producer Michael Kouroubetes while they were promoting their film “The Dork of the Rings” which was released in 2006. Shah recorded an intro for their DVD and later starred as Dumpy the Houseschmuck in their 2010 Harry Potter parody release “Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise.”

Besides becoming a producer for the new film, Shah will be appearing in it as well.

“We are extremely thrilled to have Kiran and his nephew Kit on board again for this project. They are amazing people. Very generous and enthusiastic. And the Lord of the Rings community loves and respects Kiran,” says Richardson.

Shah was born in Nairobi, Kenya.  While living later in India, he became interested in films, and when his family moved to London, he became involved in business. His first film was the 1977 movie “Candleshoe”, and he has been in several blockbuster movies since, such as “Superman” (1978), “Superman II” (1980), “The Dark Crystal” (1982), “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983), “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984), “Legend” (1985), “Aliens” (1986),  “Titanic” (1997), the three “The Lord of the Rings” (2001-2003) movies, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, (2005) where he played the dwarf Ginarrbrik. He is still shooting scenes for “The Hobbit” trilogy in New Zealand.

Fundraising Campaign: “Throbstarter”

We are shooting our new epic feature film parody THE THROBBIT this summer! We have an amazing cast, crew and art team so far and are adding to it every day. We have launched our own fundraising campaign for the film called Throbstarter (like Kickstarter) in order to raise as much of $3,500 as we can by March 1 to help with production costs.

Support levels range from $5 and up and you’ll get awesome rewards such as downloads of our films and music, signed DVDs and posters, movie credits, and more. Basically this is a great way to support the film and pre-order THE THROBBIT.  Details HERE.

Please watch our fun 3-minute campaign video and read more about the project and levels on our website.