About

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
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.

The Sets
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.

Locations
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.  

Set Design
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.

Costume Design
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.

Sound
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’. 

Visual Effects
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. 

Languages
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:

A3 (Sample) Movie Poster
A3 (Sample) Movie Poster

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!


Here's all of our links below:

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 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.

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    ϟ "6 inch PARCHMENT" This personal hand-written letter from the director is presented on a stylish laminated bookmark. Perfect for your latest book! You will also receive an online credit.

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    ϟ "THE SOUNDTRACK" We have an amazing 60-piece string orchestra playing the original score by Ben Hugget. The music is one of the key factors in creating the atmosphare of the film and now you have the chance to get this wonderful CD for your own. You will also receive an online credit.

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    ϟ "POTTERHEADS" This digital package allows you to download the film and soundtrack for you to watch on your own HD device. You will also gain access to the monthly behinds the scenes material on our website. Plus wallpapers, monthly newsletters and crews message included. You'll also receive an online credit.

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    ϟ "ROOM OF REQUIREMENT" You will receive an A3 movie poster and also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement' (an exclusive online forum where you can have your say about the production and preview material not featured anywhere else. You also get the 'Potterheads' digital download and online credit.

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    ϟ "COLLECTORS EDITION" This limited edition DVD will feature the extended cut of the full length film and a behind the scenes documentary showing the making of. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "MASTERS OF VISION" Watch the film in beautiful high definition with our blu-ray extended edition with behind the scenes documentary. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "THE VERY SECRET DIARY"- You get a signed copy of the script by all directors, producers and lead characters. You also get the movie poster and access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "THE BOOK OF SPELLS" This stunning Graphic Novel gives you the full visual story of Mudblood and The Book of Spells. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "MUDBLOOD HOODY"- We've designed an awesome hoody which is comfortable, quality and also available in the colour of your house. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "THE GOLDEN BOX" 3 wonderful collectors items (bookmark, magnet, T-shirt), stickers, two-disc special edition DVD or Blu-ray (including bloopers and cut scenes). The signed script, graphic novel and movie poster are also in there! Plus you will gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "DUMBLEDORS ARMY" You will receive two tickets to one of our four UK premieres in the winter of 2015. You will be given a special edition program and a signed photo from all the cast and crew. You will also receive a choice of DVD or Blu-ray. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "OLLIVANDERS SPECIAL" You will receive one of the hand-made wands used in the films production. This comes in a brilliant wand box, just like Olivander's! This includes the wands description on parchment and a unique serial number. You will also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement', an online credit and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "THE FAT LADY" We are giving away a unique piece of artwork from the set of the film. A fine art master piece created by the Wildlife Illistrator Chris Shields. This canvas print is a real collectors edition and you will also receive a special thanks credit on IMBD. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement' and the 'Potterheads' digital download package.

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    ϟ "THE MINISTERS" As an associate producer for the film, your name (or business name) will appear in the film's credits and also on IMBD. Front row tickets to the premiers, two-disc special edition DVD or Blu-ray. You also gain access to the 'Room of Requirement' and the 'Potterheads' digital download package. As well as this, you will also and The Golden Box package!

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    ϟ "CHARM ENACTAREA" Have your say and name one of the characters in the film. Plus you have your name (or business name) in the films end credits and also receive 'The Ministers' package.

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    ϟ "THE ORDER" You'll have a speaking role in the film. You'll meet and greet with our cast and crew (lodging and transportation not included). You must be available in the UK for production dates between March and June 2015. Aswell as your acting credit you will also be given 'The Ministers' package.

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    ϟ "THE ORIGINAL" You will receive the original oil painting on a 16x9 canvas by our fine artist, 'Chris Shield'. Chris is now regarded as one of the worlds leading natural history illustrators. He has produced to date in excess of thirty thousand wildlife illustrations in over 300 books, numerous calendars, greeting cards, posters and jigsaw puzzles. He has exhibited his paintings widely in the UK and China and has paintings in public and private collections all over the world. We will ship and insure the painting for safe delivery to your door. 'The Ministers' package is also included.

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    ϟ "THE CHOSEN ONES" We want to offer you a full Harry Potter experience in London. We'll cover your travel expenses for you and a friend to come to our UK winter premiere. You can stay for 3 nights in a Harry Potter themed hotel, have dinner with the crew and get tickets for the Harry Potter Studio tour, but best of all, you get to be a major contributor for an exceptional film!

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    ϟ "GRINGOTTS GOBLINS" As a major contributor towards the film, you will be named in the film's credits as Executive Producer and your company logo will feature at the end credits. You will also be invited to the set during production, front row tickets to the premiers, dinner with the crew and business perks are also yours!

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