Broad Strokes Productions, the creators of the Harry Potter fan film The Greater Good, were blown away by the success their film has seen in the five months since its release. Currently sitting at 1.2 million views, it is the most viewed Harry Potter fan film on YouTube. After immense support and feedback, the filmmakers have decided to make a new fan film entitled Severus Snape and the Marauders, and the filmmakers want the fans to know.
The Harry Potter book series is one of the best-selling series of all time. It has had worldwide success and spawned one of the highest grossing film series as well. While every diehard fan of the series has their favorite character, many have expressed an interest in the backstory of the Marauders and their rivalry with Severus Snape. Severus Snape and the Marauders will take place after Hogwarts and will show a pivotal turning point in the lives of both Snape and James Potter.
Since the fans want to see their favorite characters portrayed lovingly and accurately, director Justin Zagri has been revealing the cast on his official Facebook page. In reference to the fans’ reactions, Justin notes,
It has been overwhelmingly positive. We have a fantastic cast, and the feedback really reflects that.
Zagri wants to create a professional production that goes beyond the “fan film” stereotype. He stated,
I was working based on my limitations with the last film, and I want to pull off unique shots and effects that haven’t been seen in a fan film before. I also want to explore each of these characters in depth so the audience can get to know them a little better. Snape and James are complicated beings that have a lot of depth to them, and we want to show that.
Watch The Greater Good right here!