The Tale of the Three Brothers is an independent short film based on the short story of the same name, first featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and later included in The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It was being written by Sydney Hazzard and Brandon Doyen, and directed by Brandon Doyen, who are students at the New England School of Communications, under licence from Warner Bros., who own the film rights to the Harry Potter series.
An open casting call was held on 3 September, 2013 for parts for the film. Principal photography was later completed for the film and it premiere was on 4 May, 2014. The film was shown at various film festivals after its completion.
A grandfather and a young boy were the two main characters of the piece. They were played by Ken Stack and Nathan Manaker. The project was filmed using a RED Epic camera from the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company.
- Ken Stack as Grandfather
- Nathan Manaker as Grandson
- Brandon Wardwell as Antioch Peverell
- Sean Plourde as Cadmus Peverell
- Gabriel Clarke as Ignotus Peverell
- Emma Campbell as Death
- Michael P. Gleason as Phillip
- Dennis Hamrick as Ron
- Macey Jennings as Josephine
- Ron Lisnet as Victor
- Susan Gossett as Grandmother (voice only)