Fan fiction is such a fun way to get more immersed in the fandom you love! But honestly, I haven’t read too much fan-fic just because some of it is really weird… (so if you have any suggestions of non-weird fan-fic let me know!). But something I do love to do instead is watch fan films on YouTube!
Obviously, most fan films are not anywhere near the quality of a big Hollywood movie, but some are really great stories! My favorite fan films to watch are for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Hunger Games. So in today’s post, I’m going to share with you some of my fave Harry Potter fan films. All are less than an hour (some less than 30 minutes), so they’re a great way to get a quick fix of HP!
- Severus Snape and the Marauders: This fan film is one of the first I found, and honestly it’s probably my favorite. It tells a story of a situation that might have happened between the Marauders and Snape at the end of their 7th year at Hogwarts. If we’re being technical, this story isn’t really canon since JKR told us that James Potter stopped bullying Snape long before this, but it’s still fun to watch. The score, special effects, and acting are pretty great too!
- The Greater Good: This fan film is produced by the same people who did Severus Snape and the Marauders. It was done before that film, so the quality isn’t as great, but it’s still an awesome story. It tells the story of the duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. So if you’re anxiously awaiting November for the next installment of Fantastic Beasts, this is a great film to hold you over!
- Le Maitre de la Mort: This fan film is a longer one, but it’s definitely worth every minute! It’s in French, but has English subtitles. It tells the story of the origins of Voldemort. The cinematography is beautiful, the special effects are great, and the ending makes me cry every time.
- Lily Evans and the Eleventh Hour: This is actually a series of short films showcasing Lily and her friends while they are still at Hogwarts. Make sure to watch all of the parts to get the complete story though!
- Voldemort: Origins of the Heir: This is a super recent fan film, and it had a ton of hype! I honestly wasn’t as big on the story, BUT the cinematography is gorgeous and you can tell the creators put a ton of work into it to make it look good. So I can definitely appreciate that aspect of it! It’s a little longer, so make sure you carve out about 50 minutes to watch it.
Let me know if you’ve watched any of these, or if you have any other fan films you would add! I’m definitely on the look out for some new ones!