We all hate Lord Voldemort — well, except Bellatrix Lestrange — but it would be putting it very mildly to say that his origins are intriguing. Though Harry Potter devotees only get a taste of Tom Riddle's childhood and family history throughout the series, one group of superfans wants to explore his background far more deeply. The brainchild of Italian production house Fresh Scream, Voldemort — Origins of the Heir, is a fan-film currently seeking crowdfunding from like-minded Potterheads.
"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.
If you're interested in supporting the effort to create this fan-film — a medium that has proven potential, especially within the Harry Potter universe — then donate a few galleons to the Kickstarter before May 11. You'll definitely want to . . . just look at the actor they've slated to play Tom Riddle!
Trust us, after reading the full crowdfunding campaign, where you can even score a role in the film, you'll donate faster than you can say "quidditch."