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Voldemort: Origins of the Heir (2018)

A fan made prequel to the Harry Potter series based on Tom Riddle and his progression to becoming The Dark Lord.

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Gianmaria Pezzato

Writers:

Gianmaria Pezzato, J.K. Rowling (novels)
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Credited cast:
Stefano Rossi Giordani ... Tom Marvolo Riddle (as Stefano Rossi)
Rorie Stockton ... Lazarus Smith / Igor (voice)
Aurora Moroni Aurora Moroni ... Grisha McLaggen II
Andrea Baglio ... Wiglaf Sigurdsson II
Mitchell Thornton Mitchell Thornton ... Tom Marvolo Riddle / Lord Voldemort (voice)
Margaret Ashley Margaret Ashley ... Hepzibah Smith (voice)
Stephen Brian Tomasi Stephen Brian Tomasi ... Veteran Auror
Gelsomina Bassetti Gelsomina Bassetti ... Hepzibah Smith
Andrea Bonfanti Andrea Bonfanti ... Lazarus Smith
Maddalena Orcali Maddalena Orcali ... Grisha McLaggen
Davide Ellena Davide Ellena ... Lord Voldemort
Amy Davies Amy Davies ... Grisha McLaggen (voice)
Alessio Dalla Costa Alessio Dalla Costa ... Makarov
Biscarte Hazencruz Biscarte Hazencruz ... Veteran Soviet Auror (voice)
Andrea Deanesi Andrea Deanesi ... Wiglaf Sigurdsson
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A fan made prequel to the Harry Potter series based on Tom Riddle and his progression to becoming The Dark Lord.

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Enemies of the heir... beware!

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

13 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Tryangle Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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Good, minimalistic film.
14 January 2018 | by tomasleandrobatallaSee all my reviews

First of all, let me make it absolutely clear that Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is by all means a short film. With that in mind, it really shows how much dedicated fans can accomplish with a 15,000 euro budget and a runtime of less than an hour - with no motivation other than their love for the series.

The result is a minimalistic, dialogue-heavy film full of references to characters and events from the official Harry Potter movies/books. The inconsistencies are either too small or too few to matter, though hardcore fans might notice. It is essentially a small backstory made into a film. As such, it will probably appeal to longtime fans, but at the same time leave them wanting more, due to the film's short length.

The production values are surprisingly good for being a fan film. The special effects are nice and full of eye candy, certain sequences are really well edited, and the portrayal of Tom Riddle stands out.

It is a polished film with some memorable lines here and there. They really could have messed up on this one - and they didn't. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series, go give it a watch. It's free (due to the non-commercial nature of the film), it doesn't stray too much from the canon, and, after all, it only lasts an hour.


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