Our final word on the failed “Auror’s Tale” fan project
Auror’s Tale would tell the tale of Aurors battling dark forces of evil within New York City’s dark underground. The NYC Department of Magical Law Enforcement was the only line of defense, and the film series would follow those tales and adventures with the magic-centric flow that fans know from the Potter-verse.
The Kickstarter campaign mentioned earlier received donations in the amount of $20,000, a complete success!
OR SO WE THOUGHT!
That was one of the last times we heard from Leo Kei Angelos, and the cast and crew had no idea what had happened to their beloved story. We investigated, asked the questions publicly, and demanded answers. What we received was the following statement from Leo on the Auror’s Tale Kickstarter page on January 12, 2014:
“Hello everyone, I’m sorry this update took way so long to get out.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m able to continue working on Auror’s Tale the way it is. I would LOVE to revisit the Harry Potter’s universe through different fan films projects in the future, as well as a renewed Auror’s Tale (as stand-alone shorts on my youtube channel without expectations or deadlines).
But for now, I’m saving up funds to refund all the supporters. Thank you for your continued support, understanding and patience.
This was very discouraging.
Yesterday, writer and creator of Auror’s Tale, Cassandra J., who had nothing to do with the business side of the project, has broken her silence with a public page on Facebook. She shares just how heartbroken she really is regarding the failure of this project that meant so much to her. You can read her entire update and ask any questions regarding the project RIGHT HERE.
Again, we cannot let the failure and deception of this one project prevent us, as fans, from utilizing our creative spirit to build, design, and launch other fandom projects. For instance, the fan-made film The Battle of Hogwarts was a brilliant short film created by Oliver Hollingdale of Sunnymeade Films using ZERO funds from the fans. As fans, we just need to be careful of whom and what we throw our support and donations toward.