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Harry Potter Fan Film "Auror's Tale" Launches Kickstarter

Fan-made Harry Potter web series launches a Kickstarter campaign to bring the Wizarding World to NYC. Hopefully the team doesn't get splinched in the process.

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Last week, Red Phoenix Pictures shared this tantalizing teaser for their fan-made web series Auror's Tale, bringing the Wizarding World to New York City for a grittier take on the Harry Potter universe. The team hinted at launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Act 1 of the series. That rumored Kickstarter campaign is now live, with a goal of $13,750 by July 6th. If successful, the series will air between August and October.

The team at Red Phoenix notes that Auror's Tale is "a new story set in an existing universe, but we want to reiterate how unique and different it truly is. There are all new characters, a dynamic city setting, and original music created by composer Glen Cheney, which fans can hear in our Kickstarter video."

Fan creations running Kickstarter campaigns may be treading on unstable ground...but while NBC shot down the Inspector Spacetime Kickstarter campaign because of its loose ties to the Community series, it's worth noting the project was successfully funded under the tongue-in-cheek title of Untitled Webseries About A Space Traveller Who Can Also Travel Through Time.

Interested in seeing a little more magic on YouTube? Check out the Auror's Tale Kickstarter campaign. For more information on the project as it develops, you can also check out the Auror's Tale Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

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