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LIVE Radio Interview with the “Road to the Shire” Hobbits

They’re down right funny and make the most entertaining videos, all for one purpose: to find their way back to the Shire. The guys behind the Road to the Shire are on a mission to raise $10,000 to ensure their safe travel to New Zealand, where they hope to gain Peter Jackson’s attention and secure roles in The Hobbit films. Tune into Middle-earth Network Radio on September 22 at 9:30 PM EST for a LIVE interview with all three Hobbits: Beri, Toad and Olo.


(Left) Berilac (Beri) Bramble of Willobottom: Mitch Stephens
A fairly normal kid from Utah, Fellowship of the Ring was the first novel he ever read and got him hooked on reading. He’s an Advertising student at BYU and just finished his first Iron Man triathalon Coeur d’Alene ID.
(Center) Olo Toadfoot (Toad): Jonathan Wright
An advertising and public management grad student at BYU, he was born and raised in Georgia via Hawaii. He’s a fierce whittler and loves creating things out of wood as well as making art. Loves music and skateboarding. Grew up listening to mom telling him stories about LOTR.
(Right) Olo Bracegirdle of Hardbottle: John D. Storey
An OG from the OV…comes from the Ogden Valley in northern Utah where his family has been their for like 6 generations. He loves hip hop, making videos, trying to rap, cats, and of course LOTR. His family is known for the delicious black angus Storey raised beef. Best hamburger you’ve ever tasted.

(For further reading on their Hobbit life-stories, visit their Bio page.)

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