10 years after the defeat of He Who Must Not Be Named, the Wizarding World is continuing to repair the damage left on the collective society of Magical beings. But scars take time to heal and prejudices still run rampant. It can still be heard whispered in the corridors, is still casually thrown into polite conversation, the word that hurt so many: Mudblood.
“It is not our blood that defines us, but rather the way we choose to live our lives.” - Armedeus
We join Charlie, a young muggle born Wizard, as he embarks on an adventure that will change him forever. After being unfairly condemned and imprisoned by the Ministry for crimes he did not commit, Charlie taps into a power deep inside himself and manages to break free.
Now a fugitive, he is befriended by a band of unseemly Wizards who need his help to recover an artefact so ancient and powerful it will bring the Wizarding World to its knees.
Follow Charlie’s journey as he learns to rely on his wits, harness talents he was unaware he possessed and learn that, sometimes, things aren’t always as they appear.
As a community, Harry Potter fans are unlike any other. Just moments in each others company can bring a lifetime of friendship through a collective love of the magical world. “It’s like you're living in a fantasy,” they say. “And that's just how we like it!” Having grown up with the Harry Potter series it's only natural we would want to keep the magic alive. However, we're not looking to make something low budget and run of the mill - the fans deserve more!
We want to bring to you a 30 minute fan fictional about the Mudblood and the Book of Spells.
The script has been written with the help of many Harry Potter fan forums including Pottermore and Mugglesnet. This is our way of ensuring that the film will be something you, the fans, truly want to see! We’ve collaborated with writer, performer and producer John Eccleston to bring his thirty years of experience and industry insight to the project.
Whilst much of Harry’s world was created at Leavesden Studios, we’d like to feature more location filming, placing greater emphasis on the ‘reality’ of Charlie’s world. Fortunately the UK is blessed with architectural gems from every century and we’re already finding support from their owners who are as excited about the project as us.
We’ll be using the spectacular natural landscapes of the North, including the windswept Yorkshire moors, the craggy summits of the Peak District and the Lakes.
Attention to detail is key to re-creating that authentic magical feel. Our Set Design and Art Department team is led by young designer Kayleigh Powell, who has first-hand experience on major UK drama productions.
As any Harry Potter fan knows, one of the most important elements of the film franchise is the look. A lot of this is achieved through camera work and lighting, but an equally important part is the way our characters dress. We've got a fantastic costume designer, Gemma Kearins, a fashion design graduate from The University of Salford whose work in creative textiles has been featured at London Fashion Week.
But times have changed and so has wizard fashion.
Of no less importance is sound design and music.
Composed and recorded with students from the Royal Northern College of Music, and a 60 piece string orchestra, our score will set the scene and drive the action, and likely have you leaving the screening room humming. Composer Ben Hugget, has a unique musical sensibility perfect for scoring film. “A great film score isn’t heard during the film, yet it flows through every frame, into the audience’s subconscious.” Ben is also a skilled pianist and singer, he has also been a key member of several bands including a folk band mentored by folk legend Pete Coe and the acoustic band ‘Whitewash’.
Our post-production team comprises industry professionals and dedicated pupils from Futureworks, a world-class post-production and VFX school in the heart of Manchester. With a dedicated team of VFX artists lead by Alex Brown, we are able to deliver stunning VFX which complement those of the original Harry Potter films.
We have established relationships with many interested foreign language students to offer the availability of subtitles in a range of languages including German, French, Finnish, Spanish and Polish.
Whilst the project is completely 'not for profit', everyone involved is as passionate about Mudblood as if they were being paid. Many are fans of Harry Potter and they all relish what might be a once in a lifetime opportunity to create something visually fantastic and magical.
With stunning locations, top grade actors and a script written with the contribution of fans from around the World, we have all the makings of an incredible film.
Over the last 10 months we’ve auditioned over 200 actors from around the UK and now have a large and varied cast of performers who will truly represent our vision for Wizards of the 21st CENTURY.
Our lead actor, Bretten Lord, has many credits to his name, including a co-starring role in the feature film "LAD", which won him the Hollywood young actor award.
The rest of our actors are equally as talented, and share our vision for the film. We've been searching high and low for talented actors and have been able to secure an actor from the award winning show Game of Thrones. We can't wait to start working on the project with them!
One of the many big scenes in the film includes a 'Ministry auction for Magical Confiscated Items', an 'International Wizarding conference' and of course the dreaded 'Hearing of the Wizengamot'.
The film is being made by a team of young, dedicated filmmakers, all of whom are passionate about anything Harry Potter! Our goal is to create a film that will re-capture the hearts and imagination of anyone whose ever felt part of the Potter community.
We have come together from across six different Universities around Manchester. Our aim is to produce the first ever British made Harry Potter fan film!
Made by students across these universities:
During the summer, whilst our classmates were storming the festivals, our core team was out in the rain creating a no-budget ‘teaser’ to demonstrate our commitment to MUDBLOOD.
We have a huge variety of rewards on offer:
The budget has been created based upon the minimum that we need to make the film. Everyone involved in the project is volunteering their skills for the love of film-making. We see the opportunity in making the most out of a budget and so 100% of all money raised will go into the picture. Our biggest expenses will be getting costumes for our huge cast and of course the all important Visual FX.
We have attracted the attention of national press in the UK and the US!
- The Telegraph - Harry Potter fans want to create the definitive fan film with £40,000
- The Independent - Harry Potter fans want to create the definitive fan film with £40,000
- BBC News - Harry Potter: Students aim to raise £40,000 to produce 'fan film'
- The Guardian - Harry Potter fans take to Kickstarter to fund Mudblood and the Book of Spells
- ABC's Good Morning America - ABC News' Sara Haines has the latest in the "Pop News" midday buzz
- The Hollywood Reporter - Team behind 'Mudblood and the Book of Spells' needs $63,000 to make U.K.'s first Potter fan film
- RadioTimes - Students launch Kickstarter campaign to make a new Harry Potter film
Here's all of our links below:
- Mudblood Website: www.mudbloodmovie.com
- Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sI3npN
- Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1nS4hEM
- Instagram: http://bit.ly/1p4t0Xl
- Pintrest: http://bit.ly/10A5QwV
- Google+: http://bit.ly/1zM1rXe
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Share them around your social media sites. We need as much exposure as possible!
Accountability and Transparency
We take our responsibilities to our backers very seriously. You are the only reason that any of this is possible and we want to retain your trust in this project and us. Every penny will be up on the screen.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform. Your pledge will NOT be charged until we hit our goal (£40,000). If we fail to raise the budget, no money will be taken.
Please contact us directly if you have any further questions.
Risks and challenges
As with any project of this scale delays are possible. Naturally we will do everything in our power to keep to the production schedule. To aviod this effecting our release date, we have allowed ourselves enough time to get it done. We have allocated approximately 16% of our budget to cover your rewards, so no worries there.
We have been frequently asked about copyrights and many people seem to be very concerned about that. Our answer to you is that this is one of many fan films done of many different fandoms that have not been sued. This is a non-profit film that will be shared online, we won't sell it or gain any financial gain whatsoever. If we were to get sued, it will be on us and not our precious backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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