It comes from the passion of four young men: Gianmaria Pezzato, Stefano Prestia, Davide Panizza, Simone Panza for cinema and good stories, and they're the people behind Freshscream Production, an independent production house, which has under its belt some good number of short-films and videos.
Voldemort - Origins of the Heir movie was born while re-reading the sixth book of the saga, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
And there is a particular scene, in which Tom Riddle returns to Hogwarts to ask Albus Dumbledore for the Defence against the Dark Arts professorship.
After graduating, Tom Riddle disappears for ten years. Then, suddenly, he reappears at Hogwarts. 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 cinematographic representation, 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, says Gianmaria Pezzato, the film director.
Meanwhile, during the two-months campaign the Freshscream team will share backstage videos and various easter-eggs.
The Freshscream team, however, have decided to rely on crowdfunding to carry out this project, and thereby giving the possibility to donate to anyone interested in seeing the project completed. If you're interested to join the people who what to make it happen by funding the film, you can do so on Kickstarter.
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