November 14, 2008
Studio: Brooklyn Underground Films
Director: Josh Koury
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Brad Neely, Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Hungarian Horntails, Melissa Anelli, Heather Lawver
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: WeAreWizards-themovie.com
Most people might not be aware that there is a raging Wizard Rock scene going on in this country. "We Are Wizards" profiles some of the power players in the underground Harry Potter creative community. The film offers a look at a seven-year-old rock star and his teen pop idols, hilarious audio-commentary set to the movie and online creative writing sites waging war with corporate agents. The books' themes of good versus evil and using inner strength to overcome challenges serve as a catalyst for many who face personal obstacles, or just to meet like-minded folk and have fun. It is staggering to learn of the different ways people touched by J.K. Rowling's book series are honoring the characters and story with their own ideas, passion and talents. The Harry Potter mythos allows the nerdy, the average, the young, the downtrodden, and the bored a chance to borrow a little inspiration and step out of their respective worlds to be a part of something BIG. Not to say the aforementioned groups are lacking in talent. The fan arena is simply a staging ground for sharpening skills and surprising oneself with the results - much like the epic story of a boy wizard.