WIZARD PEOPLE, dear readers Brad Neely
Feature 35mm 150:00 2003 Chicago Premiere
“Wizard People, Dear Reader is an unauthorized re-envisioning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by Brad Neely. After spreading rapidly among Neely’s friends in Austin, Wizard People made its theatrical debut at the New York Underground Film Festival, to rapturous applause. We think Neely has crafted an as-of-yet-unnamed new art form, one everyone should experience for themselves.” – Illegal-art.org
“With Wizard People, Dear Readers one must imagine a soul so enamored with a particular fantasy fiction universe that he is compelled to record a “book-on-tape” that, in the mind of the teller, tells the story that is better than the story itself, so that the unaware may truly know its glory. But imagine that this soul is an over-excitable, misinformed individual who not only hasn’t read the book, but also has apparently recorded his version while watching the movie for the first time. Wizard People, Dear Readers is not to be thought of as a tribute to a fine movie by an obsessive fan, but as a vehicle to be used to see the process of such a distracted personality’s imagination merging with the pre-existing world of the film.” – Dr. Detroit
Wizard People has no affiliation with Warner Brothers or the creators of Harry Potter.