Makers of “The Greater Good” want to bring Marauders to life in new fan film

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.

Fans can head over to their Facebook page and their Tumblr for more information.

Watch The Greater Good right here!

Marauders Teaser Poster 2 with title

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  • Nicole

    This would be awesome! I love backstories and in-between stories and all that jazz.

  • KyleAdam

    Oh I would of killed to have seen a casting call for this! Very excited!

  • Samantha


  • Brian Bremner

    i’d watch it!

  • Lindsey Krueger

    Definitely would watch!!

  • Kelly

    Awesome! I really liked the greater good.

  • Jeanna

    I’m excited to see the finished product!

  • ashley

    This is awesome! i loved the first one!!!!

  • JeffDowning

    I enjoyed this film. It was a nice take on the D/G falling out. Would be interested in seeing a Snape/Marauders…or maybe one where Sirius confronts Wormtail.

  • ksamantha124

    Can’t wait to see this and how it compares to The Gathering Storm!!! 😀

  • Donna Courtney


  • Laurie

    Can’t wait! I loved that video.

  • kat

    it sounds so cool

  • Carly Vesledahl

    This would be amazing!!

  • Lauren Nelson

    This NEEDS to happen, seriously.

  • Jillian Ballard Loveday

    I LOVED the last one! I’m so excited!!!

  • Ariamd10

    I can’t wait!!!!

  • Deanna

    This would be amazing! It needs to happen!

  • Just watched it–that was epic! They are definitely taking fan fic films to the next level. I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Kristin ♥ ϟ

    That is epic! I can’t wait!

  • Christian Ampoloquio


  • Tatum Fritz

    This is awesome. I always hated that so much of the Marauders’ backstory was left out of the third film.

  • Ellen Gamel

    This would be epic! I would most definitely watch!

  • Noor

    i tweeted the video to Mugglenet yesterday, really hoping I’m the reason for this post 😛

  • Starbronze175

    I saw this video ages ago on youtube, loved it then, loved it again when I just rewatched it

  • Atticus

    heard about this on the internet ages ago, can’t wait to watch though

  • RainQueen113

    I’m so excited for this! 😀

  • Cassie


  • Seth P Segura

    Can’t wait. The Greater Good was really well done.

  • Baby J

    Bit torn actually, whilst The Greater Good’s effects and production were fantastic, I wasn’t overly keen on other aspects of it, namely the acting. At the same time I’m a huge Marauders-stan, so I guess I’ll let the makers wow me once more with their work and hope this cast impresses me.

  • Amanda Vasconcelos

    cant waitt 🙂

  • TheMoonyOne

    I really can’t wait for a video on the Marauders! Just hope will be a little bit longer than The Greater Good…

  • RUTH

    Loved the first one! I think this one sounds good too.

  • meandbobbyc

    Looking forward to it!

  • Ziggazigahh

    I’d totally watch this!

  • Athena Marie Black

    To bad there’s one already being made for the same Era on tumblr and the cast looks way better!

    • Heath

      Not sure I agree. Their James is over weight and their Snape is good looking 😛

  • Lunar Raevyn in a Willow

    *Hyperventilating in excitement* I loved The Greater Good! I’ve watched it about sixty times, and I can’t wait until this one!