Gone are the days when all movie sagas had to come to an end. Thanks to the age of reboots, spinoffs and prequels, studios are now offering fans endless ways to continue lapping up their favourite franchises (guaranteeing themselves major financial gains in the process).
The Harry Potter movies are, of course, no exception to the rule. Following eight Warner Bros. features, with no fewer than five Fantastic Beasts films in the works, we've now got a fanmade production on our hands.
Keen to explore the origins of two of J.K. Rowling's most iconic characters, Dumbledore and Voldemort, a group of talented fans have created a new movie entitled Voldemort: Origins of the Heir – and it's seriously blowing up.
Financed by a Kickstarter campaign launched a couple of years ago, the 52-minute-long film has finally been released after months of hard work. Picking up approval from Warner Bros. – under the condition that the filmmakers release their project for free – Tryangle Films released its film via YouTube.
Setting out to discover just how Tom Marvolo Riddle became He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, the feature also introduces another little-explored character, Grisha McLaggen. The latter is presented as the heir of Gryffindor who attempts to prevent the rise of a young Voldemort.
The entire film, shot in Italy, is structured by a series of intelligent flashbacks, with it all culminating in an interesting twist. Most impressive of all, however, is the film's visual quality from its costumes down to its special effects.
Of all the fan-created Harry Potter projects, this is surely the most professional-looking to date. You can check it out just above.