A group of students at the New England School of Communication in Maine is creating a short live-action film adapting JK Rowling's "The Tale of the Three Brothers" from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Filming on the short has already begun, and by the looks of the production video from NESCom's official page for the project, everyone on set is having a great time.
Below, left to right: Sean Plourd as Cadmus, Emma Campbell as Death, Gabriel Clarke as Ignotus, and Bradon Wardwell as Antioch.
Producer Tim Reid reveals that when word got out about auditions for the film, he had inquiries from people all over the world who were interested in being a part of this unique project. In the end, only a few were selected to star in The Three Brothers, including a choice that may surprise many fans of the Harry Potter books and films - a nine-year-old girl, Emma Campbell, in the role of Death. Apparently, the idea of casting someone so young in such an intimidating role was the idea of director Brandon Doyen. Reid says of Doyen's decision:
He wanted to have someone who appeared to be sweet and innocent, which is part of the book because Death isn't necessarily the bad guy.
Emma, who is currently reading Chamber of Secrets, is also excited to be a part of the film, saying (adorably):
I really think it's going to be a really cool movie because I've been reading the script, and it says I levitate a rock.
Some of the actors such as Gabriel Clarke, who portrays Ignotus Peverell, have been fans for much longer. The actor, now 21, has been a fan since he was seven years old and has a fan's true enthusiasm for this project.
I auditioned on a whim. I hadn't really done theater in a while... I told myself, "You're probably not going to get a part, but you get to tell people you auditioned for a Harry Potter movie." That's a great conversation starter, I find... I'm having a blast. It's a lot of fun. I've been really into Harry Potter for a while now. I consider myself a Gryffindor.
Actors Brandon Wardwell, who plays Antioch, and Sean Plourde, who plays Cadmus, are also excited to be a part of the film - be sure to check out their comments in the video above!
After you watch the video, head on over to the film's production page for more pictures and updates on filming. You can read the original article here.
On a final note, can we just take a moment to appreciate how awesome this image looks?
Will you watch The Three Brothers once the film is done? Let us know your thoughts on the project in the comments!