In We Are Wizards
, we see that J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter
franchise has spawned not only books, movies and merchandise, but an entire sub-genre of creativity, as well.
Ardent Harry Potter fans have transformed their love for the young hero into ongoing hobbies, some of which are rapidly developing into ongoing careers.
A Sub-Genre of Creative Endeavors
In case you haven't heard it or heard about it, a musical genre called Wizard Rock is the raging fad with Harry Potter fans. The music is made by Harry Potter fans, for Harry Potter fans, and its about, yes, you guessed it, Harry Potter and his adventures as he grows up and negotiates rough times in the magical world. Garage bands named 'Harry and the Potters' and 'Draco and the Malfoys' are so popular they're well on their way to becoming full on professionals--and might, at some point, do band battle in much the same way that Harry and Draco compete in the Quidditch World Cup.
Harry Potter has also inspired one young women to take up the issue of fan rights, organizing Potter bloggers to fight against Warner Bros. to be able to use Potter names, images, trivia and other information when they write and create Potter-related art.
We Are The Wizards showcases some of the bands, profiles other fan-based enterprises, letting you know the extent of Harry Potter's influence on American youth. The books have clearly inspired them and fired up their imaginations. The film will fire up yours. It's got tremendous charm and is really a lot of fun. You'll want to re-watch all the Harry Potter movies or re-read the books, and join in the fanfare.
Meanwhile, to get an entertaining glimpse of what some of the wizard fans and followers in We Are Wizards are up to, have a look at the trailer and visit the official Website.
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- Director: Josh Koury
- Release Date: November 14, 2008 - U.S. Theatrical
- Runtime: 79 mins
- Parental Advisory: Parent Guidance for some language
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Studio: Brooklyn Underground Films