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Snape and The Marauders – A Harry Potter Fan Film

Makers of “The Greater Good” Want to Bring Marauders to Life in New Fan Film


Los Angeles, CA – June 3, 2014 — 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 have launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund it.

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 back-story of the Marauders and their rivalry with Severus Snape. “Severus Snape and the Marauders” will take place after Hogwarts and at a pivotal point before the First Wizarding War.

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.

“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,” says Zagri.

Setting their Indiegogo goal at 39,000 dollars, the costs will cover production equipment and crew, insurance, permits, visual effects, and more, which is detailed on the campaign website. Donation rewards range from a simple thank you to t-shirts, DVDs, wands, original props and more.

The campaign opens June 3rd and will last for 35 days.

“This campaign is all or nothing because it cannot be made for anything less than we’re asking,” says Zagri. “Even if you can’t donate, sharing with fellow fans, friends, and family is just as important to make sure the film gets funded. We’re fans too and we want more than anything to bring these characters to life for everyone to enjoy.”

Broad Strokes Productions:
For additional information please visit or view the Indiegogo campaign at

Contact: Justin Zagri
Phone: 818-207-8920
Twitter: @jzagri

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Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.