Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

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Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is an unofficial fan-made prequel to the Harry Potter film series. The series was created by Gianmaria Pezzato and Stefano Prestia and financed through a crowdfunding campaign. A litigation with Warner Bros. ended the crowdfunding because of copyright violations. When a settlement was reached, the film became a non-profit project, but a fan-based professional video.

The film will not be released in cinemas but will be available to view for free on YouTube, it is not yet known when the film will be streamed although it has entered post-production.

Premise[edit]

Voldemort: Origins of the Heir depicts the story of Tom Riddle's rise to power. The official website states "We [the creators] 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."[1]

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Origin[edit]

The piece is an unofficial prequel to the Harry Potter film series, the series was created by Gianmaria Pezzato and Stefano Prestia and financed through a crowdfunding campaign. They operate under the name Tryangle Films. A trailer for the film was officially released in June 2017.[3]

Litigation[edit]

Litigation with Warner Bros. ended the crowdfunding because of copyright violations. The defendants agreed to not generate profit.[4][5]

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