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Neville Longbottom and the Black Witch

While the tragic bravery of Harry Potter’s family is widely known throughout the Wizarding World, there is another story of the same such courage that remains untold. Until now. Neville Longbottom and The Black Witch is the story of the Longbottom's confrontation with Voldemort’s most devoted servant: Bellatrix Lestrange.

  • Kali Bailey
    Blue Ridge
  • Kali Bailey
    A Week Away
  • Kali Bailey
    The Watching
  • Kathryn Baker
    Key Cast
    "Bellatrix Lestrange "
  • Corrine Bupp
    Key Cast
    "Alice Longbottom "
  • Christopher Dalton
    Key Cast
    "Frank Longbottom "
  • Wesley Paine
    Key Cast
    "Augusta Longbottom "
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Juggernaut Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    September 8, 2019
  • Festival du Film Court d’Angoulême FIFCA
    April 5, 2020
    International Premiere
  • DreamHack 2019
    United States
    November 17, 2019
Director Biography - Kali Bailey

KALI BAILEY is an LGBT writer and director. With a background as a First A.D. and feature film editor, Kali brings both pre and post production skills to the table. A huge sci-fi and fantasy fan, her sweet spot is “action/adventure with heart.” Last year she directed Disney’s internal Women’s Day video, directed a viral fantasy short film and co-wrote a feature set for release summer of 2020.

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Director Statement

This film was made by fans for fans. It was shot in Tennessee using a Nashville-based crew and cast. In less than a month online, the film garnered over two million views on youtube. It stands as proof that incredible and other worldly projects can be made with minimal budgets if talented people work together to make it happen. It is a perfect combination of high production value and emotive storytelling that has won over Harry Potter fans around the world.