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My name is Patrick Spadaccino. I'm a web designer by trade, but I would love to play a role in The Hobbit movies currently in production in New Zealand and being directed by Sir Peter Jackson.

I've loved The Hobbit since I was a kid. When I was about 10 or 11, my Uncle Rich handed me a beat up paperback and said, "You have to read this." I did just that, and became an instant Tolkien fan.

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and all its associated lore is the kind of fiction that gets inside you. It has Elves and wizards and dragons, but it remains down to earth. I enjoy the adventure and danger, but equally enjoyable are the parts that talk about the comforts of being home and relaxing in the company of good friends.

I also want to participate in these films because of the vivid, powerful way in which Peter Jackson and his team brought The Lord of the Rings to life. The Hobbit is in the best possible hands, and it's my dream to be a first-hand participant as Sir Peter and his team once again apply their vision, creativity and deep passion for Tolkien's material to this project.

So, I created this website and these videos as a way of paying tribute to and auditioning for the movies. For me, being part of The Hobbit is not about fame, money or ambition—it's about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convey a timeless, inspiring tale that I've loved for more than 35 years.

Whatever the outcome of my efforts, thanks for visiting and sharing this journey with me!