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Harry Potter fan film to ‘reveal’ secrets of Voldemort

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If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you may be among the millions who’ve been watching a trailer for Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. Update: This movie has released and you can watch it here.

But it’s not a new film in the franchise. It’s a film made purely by a group of Italian fans.

They now want to crowdfund it and make a feature film.

“We want to prove with passion it is possible to make a valuable and competitive film,” executive producer Stefano Prestia says.

He says they want to “show the psychological aspect of the character of Tom Riddle before he became Voldemort”.

“The movie will follow the part of his life which has mostly been left out in the official Harry Potter movies”

He also explained that Harry Potter fans are key to the success of the film.

“Fans are actually doing a lot for us, their support is everything we need right now.

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The fan-made film focuses on Voldemort’s origin story, who was played by Ralph Fiennes in the original series

To be sure, my expectations were calibrated. “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir” was crowdfunded through Kickstarter, and never had anything close to the budget or established talent of the official movies. But creative and scrappy young people can always come up with an interesting story, and the movie’s trailer looked surprisingly cool for a low-budget project. And it was an interesting premise: If the “Fantastic Beasts” movies fill in the background on the rise of Gellert Grindelwald, then some enterprising fans took it upon themselves to do the same for Voldemort.

or fans of the the franchise’s books and films, there’s a lot to like here. Pezzato did his homework, digging into the history of Rowling’s world to piece together Riddle’s story as he gained power to become Voldemort.

It’s a nice addition to Harry Potter’s world, but it presents a solid story in its own right, even as it sits aesthetically alongside the official films. With the Fantastic Beasts franchise expected to number five films, and covering the decades before the Harry Potter franchise, it seems likely that we’ll likely see some of this backstory in an official film.

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