– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While fanmade films and projects have been a part of fandom for quite some time, never have they ever actually been produced so well and so frequently as they do now. You can venture on to YouTube right now and see all kinds of fun little flicks made by fans out of the excitement of a certain series or franchise. However, every so often, you get fan films that somehow seem to transcend above the rest of the heap into something decidedly more special.

This may very well be the case for a new Harry Potter fan film entitled Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. As one can expect from the title, this flick is set to chronicle Tom Riddle (a.k.a. Voldemort) in early years — before he became one of the most feared wizards in history. It seems like territory that’s prime for mining, but what’s really impressive is that this is a movie that’s been made with the approval of Warner Bros.

The official description of Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is below:

“Voldemort: Origins of the Heir talks about the early life of Voldemort, powerful dark Wizard from the Harry Potter saga, and all the reasons that made his name so well-known and feared among his peers. Additional original characters will also be introduced in the film: not only the protagonist, the Heir of Slytherin, but also the other Hogwarts houses heirs.

“The idea of the film comes from Gianmaria Pezzato (director and screenwriter) and Stefano Prestia (executive producer), with the intention to show the psychological aspect of Tom Riddle before he became known as Voldemort. The movie follows a part of his life that has mostly been left out in the official movies of the saga.”

Since the trailer’s release on Sunday, it’s received an impressive 1.1 million views, though that’s sure to increase in the very near future as it gains traction. It’s important to note that this is only a teaser, and the production itself is still shooting. As such, what we’re looking at so far really is just the most basic, and likely most unfinished look we’ll get at the film yet.

Would you be excited to see this film when it hits, or will you stick to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Let us know your thoughts down below! If you are excited, you can click here to help to financially this non-profit production. 

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SOURCES: Tryangle Films

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.