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Harry Potter Fan Film Shows What Aurors Actually Do [VIDEO]

This is just like magic!

We learned a small portion of what an Auror’s job is like in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the following books but a lot of us were left wanting more. See Aurors, the elite unit of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement for the Ministry of Magic, are trained to investigate witches, wizards, or other magical creatures meddling in the Dark Arts. In other words, everyone thinks they’re really cool, not to mention a little bit nuts (Mad Eye Moody was an Auror you’ll recall). It’s doubtful we’ll ever get a book on the life of Aurors from Rowling so it’s really great that some fans took it upon themselves to expand on the story. This is a trailer for Auror’s Tale, directed by Leo Kei Angelos with a screenplay from Cassandra Johnstone and made by a ton of other HP fans.

According to the video description, the events take place in New York City and the project will not feature any pre-existing characters from Rowling’s series. “Hawthorne is the force’s newest recruit and the dark criminals’ latest threat. Plunging into the nightmare that his occupation offers, he makes quick enemies of the most depraved wizard gang in America: the ever violent, ever twisted Hellhounds.” And well, the effects are very impressive. If you like what you see, you have a ten-part web series to look forward to.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."