It would not be wrong to say that prequels hold a special place for all fandoms. For a series of epic as Harry Potter, we all wish to see and read prequels related to many characters that include their back stories so that we can understand them better. Harry Potter series has had 8 films and 7 books till now (not counting Fantastic Beast franchise) and still there is so much more than we all wish to know. Although we cannot help the fact that these prequels cannot be possible without the willingness of the Queen of our fandom, there are still some ways we can use to get some extra magic in our lives!
All Potterheads would agree that the back story of the dark lord is truly intriguing and it would definitely make for an amazing prequel. The sixth book of the series is by far the only one that sheds light on the subject and gives us an insight into the life of the dark lord and his origin.
The movie, however, chose to skip over some crucial details and a lot was left out to keep it short and crisp. The desire to know more about the dark lord is mutual for all fans and a fan made film is about to fulfill this desire.
A production house called Tryangle films has attempted to portray Tom Riddle’s backstory and the origin of Lord Voldemort through a crowd-funded film. They had been planning the movie since 2016 as the makers re-read the sixth book of the series. Tryangle films initially had some issues with Warner brothers production but they later came to an agreement with the studio to make the film.
An actor named Stefano Rossi has played the role of Voldemort and the film has introduced an original character called Grisha Mclaggen, the heir of Godric Gryffindor. The film shows many flashbacks that trace the events of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince’ like the murder of Hepzibah Smith. According to the production house:
“Voldemort — Origins of the Heir” is a non-profit fan film, inspired by the Harry Potter universe. The idea was born while re-reading the sixth book of the saga, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. We wondered: what made Tom Riddle become Voldemort? What happened in those years, and what really went down at Hogwarts when he came back? 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.”
The movie was released on Youtube on January 13 and is out for everyone to watch for free. The response has been good till now and it is expected to get more views in the coming days. The makers have been promoting the film on various social media platforms since the past six months and have been rewarded with a good response by the fans as it has crossed 6 million views in just 3 days. The film is 52 minutes long and will leave you wanting more.
You can watch ‘Voldemort: Origins of the heir’ on Youtube