The Harry Potter fanbase has always been large, dedicated, and passionate. But many would argue that independent films and spinoffs have always lacked a certain amount of quality. Matthew Jendrasiak and team intend to step away from this pattern and set a new standard for quality with The Chronicles of Stella Archer. The short (approximately 20 minute) film is a non-profit, completely standalone and original film featuring the team's interpretation of Wizarding America for the first time in cinema. The film will feature an original score roughly inspired by the official Harry Potter films, professional visual effects, and much more. As long as funding is met via IndieGogo, they intend to release July 31, 2016, a few months before the release of the official big budget film, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them", also set in Wizarding America. Jendrasiak says that the film will distribute for FREE via YouTube, likely at 1440p. He also hopes to make it available via Netflix, and a local indie cinema in Columbia, South Carolina.
Matthew Jendrasiak is heading this project as director and producer. He is a senior computer science and media arts student at the University of South Carolina. He works at Able VFX in Columbia, SC, and does various philanthropy in film with people like Greg Conrad, a film score composer from Charlotte, NC.