Sirius Black and the Secret Keeper – A Harry Potter Prequel Web Series
Reviewed by *Leonardo Ramirez
Can’t get enough of Harry Potter?
While J.K. Rowling has kindly given us Pottermore to quench our thirst for all things Hogwartz after the end of the series, fans are hard at work in creating their own take on the history of the saga. Enter Sirius Black and The Secret Keeper. An un-official prequel to the Rowling books, Secret Keeper was directed, written and produced by Adam VillaSenor and grants the viewer the added back story of how Sirius Black was going to be used as the secret keeper for Harry’s parents location. The location was instead eventually given to Peter “Wormtail” Pettigrew.
The web series begins with Bellatrix Lestrange torturing Thomas and Marlene McKinnon hoping to obtain the whereabouts of the Potter family. Without giving too much away, Sirius Black shows up and this is where the action begins.
Reymond Villasenor not only resembles Sirius, but has a good grasp of the gestures and movements that Gary Oldman put into the character in the movies. The special effects are top-notch and given that it’s a fan-made film it’s pretty astounding. While reminiscent of the John Williams score, the music retains the feel of the movies and doesn’t have that cheap rip-off feel.
Beyond the sheer enjoyment of watching episode one which can be found here http://www.itallbegins.com/ , even more amazing is the recovery that director Adam VillaSenor made after he hit his head on concrete and suffered amnesia for 4 months. The writer/producer had to not only be reminded of what he was working on but the process as well. He had to re-learn everything, so kudos to Adam for not quitting and continuing his dream.
Speaking of dreams, his is to continue the series and he needs your help to do that. If you’d like to learn more about this project and how you can help, visit http://www.itallbegins.com/.
*Leonardo Ramirez is an author of Science Fiction and Fantasy. His new Children’s Steampunk book, The Jupiter Chronicles is available for pre-order now on Amazon. Please visit http://leonardoverse.com for more info.