Watch 'Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir' Now
January 18, 2018 6:00 AM ‐ Movies
An unofficial fan-made prequel to Harry Potter has been released to watch online. 'Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir' was devised by Gianmaria Pezzato and Stefano Prestia and delves into the past of Lord Voldemort.
The crowdfunded movie, which is just under an hour long, was published on YouTube at the weekend and can now be watched in full for free.
The movie, which revolves around Harry's arch enemy Lord Voldemort, almost didn't happen. Despite plenty of support for the crowdfunding campaign, Warner Bros. tried to stop the project on copyright grounds as they own the exclusive rights to the Harry Potter series of books and motion pictures.
The movie's makers and WB eventually came to an agreement that meant the film must be released as a non-profit movie, which is why the movie is free to watch on YouTube.
'Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir' tells the story of Tom Riddle's rise to power, what happened following Tom Riddle's time at Hogwarts, and what really happened when he returned to the school when the Chamber of Secrets was opened the first time.
There are clues to all of this in the books which haven't yet made their way to the big screen, but a lot has gone unspoken and the film makers want to fill the gaps.
Stefano Rossi and Davide Ellana take on the roles of Tom Riddle and his alter ego, "He Who Shall Not Be Named". The movie also features Maddalena Orcali as Grisha McLaggen, the Heir of Gryffindor on her quest to stop Voldemort.
Director Gianmaria Pezzato told the gaming website Polygon, "we had a private and confidential discussion with Warner Bros. who contacted us during the period of the crowdfunding campaign. The only thing we can say is that they let us proceed with the film, in a non profit way, obviously."
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