THE LORD OF THE RINGS Featurettes. Nik edited these featurettes created for the official website and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) DVD Special Edition. The videos explore the filmaking process that brought J.R.R. Tolkien's characters to life and transformed the exotic locales of New Zealand into Middle-Earth. These behind-the-scenes documentaries won many awards, accolades and positive reviews and mentions. They include interviews with director Peter Jackson, cast members Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and others.