Looks like this amazing Harry Potter fan film about Voldemort in his pre-Dark Lord days has gotten the go-ahead from Warner Bros. what a feat!

Due to facing budget restraints, the creators, Tryangle Films, took to Kickstarter to help fund Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, they caught the attention of Warner Bros. and the campaign ended up suspended in July 2016. However, they didn’t just pack up and leave, Tryangle managed to get into talks with the movie giant; who eventually let the project continue albeit in a non-profit way.

This is quite similar to what happened with the Star Trek fan film Axanar, and it’s creators Axanar Films, though they got into a lengthy legal battle with CBS and Paramount Pictures over a whole slew of copyright issues, resulting in the film being allowed to proceed with a variety of restrictions.

One of the main reasons why Origins of the Heir managed to scrape on by is that the makers decided to make the movie non-profit and available to watch for free on YouTube.

The film’s premise follows the heir of Gryffindor, Grisha Mac Laggen as she tries to stop the rise of Voldemort. But it’s still very much about Voldemort himself. What made him become what he is, and the events that lead up to the rise of the Dark Lord.

Post production for Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is set to begin soon, with the movie itself set to drop by the end of the year.