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Featured Scholars & Guests

from The Forge of Friendship

We have gathered the world’s preeminent experts on the lives and work of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. 

Eastgate Creative is a non-profit production company founded in 2017 by filmmakers Ralph Linhardt and Jock Petersen

Eastgate Creative targets a broad audience with historical and educational films. Currently under production is The Forge of Friendship, a documentary film series about the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis as they confronted the challenges within the 20th Century.

Ralph Linhardt


Jock Petersen