Fan of the Harry Potter series who are clamoring for more will be happy to know that a fan film about Voldemort’s rise is now up on YouTube. Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is an hour long flick. However, this is no ordinary fan film, as it has received Warner Bros.’ blessing. After its crowdfunding campaign in 2016, it looks like it’s finally ready to be viewed. Tryangle Films, the group behind it, put it up on YouTube on Saturday.
Tryangle Films comes out of the gate with the disclaimer that it’s non-commercial. They also state that it’s not endorsed by HP author J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros. Either way, for any Harry Potter fan, it’s a welcome addition. Also given that it gives a backstory to Harry Potter’s biggest villain, HP fans should definitely give this film a look.
The backstory for the backstory involves a crowdfunding effort by Tryangle Films. Crowdfunding went on a brief hiatus after the group was contacted by Warner Bros. WB has the right to the series, and both sides eventually discussed the fan film. They walked away with permission to continue funding and making of the film. Warner Bros. did require that the film be made on a non-profit basis and that it be put on YouTube.
The story follows Grisha Mac Laggen, heir of Gryffindor as she’s pitted against Tom Riddle as he grows into the HP villain Voldemort. Mac Laggen finds Hepzibah Smith, descendant of Hufflepuff, murdered in her home. Riddle is shown as being responsible for Smith’s death. The story came together after film co-directors Gianmaria Pezzato and Stefano Prestia developed the fan film concept after reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
We’ve included the movie for you below. So, if you have an hour, grab a friend and some popcorn and enjoy so HP backstory goodness. Are you excited to see Voldemort’s rise? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.