About six months ago, a trailer for a fan-made Harry Potter
movie trailer was released and it looked so promising that Potterheads worldwide hoped it would be made someday.
Finally, on 13th January 2018, the film was released on YouTube
and watched by eager fans worldwide.
The movie is called Voldemort: Origins of the Heir
and is about the school years of the Voldemort
, from the point of view of a fellow student, who considered herself his friend. She is hunting for the diary he kept while in school because she suspects the power it contains.
The movie was made by Tryangle Films
, an independent film-making production. The movie is a non-profit production and was funded by fans, having it's own Kickstarter
page. The page was disvovered by Warner Bros., who had made all the Harry Potter movies and they contacted and reached an agreement with the filmmakers.
"We had a private and confidential discussion with Warner Bros. who contacted us during the period of the crowdfunding campaign," the director Gianmaria Pezzato told Polygon.
It's a 52 minute film and is in Italian, with an English dub available. It's gained mostly positive reviews from fans online.
It expands on the snippets of Voldemort's life that we were given in the books, trying to explore how his change would have looked to those around him.
"We wondered, 'What made Tom Riddle
become Voldemort?'" said director Pezzato, speaking of how the story came together. "What happened in those years, and what really went down at Hogwarts
when he came back?" he added.
"There are some clues in the books which have not been transposed at all in the movies, but a lot goes unspoken. This is the story we want to tell: The rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter and his first demise," he concluded.