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I hope you're happy, internet... you made this happen. The Angry Video Game Nerd aka The Angry Nintendo Nerd aka James Rolfe has been entertaining folks for years with his angry rants against the impossibly difficult video games of yore, but now he has "gone Hollywood", so to speak. After turning to IndieGoGo in 2011, he raised over $300,000 to make his very own movie. Now the first trailer for said movie has hit the internet and it looks like... well, a movie based on a viral video sensation. The story finds Rolfe embarking on a quest to track down the site where over 1 million copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 were supposedly buried, so that he can bring his fans a review of the absolute worst game of all time. Along the way he runs afoul of federal authorities, who think he is trying to find out the »
A planned $22 million sci-fi thriller has run into trouble, with producers of Lucidity alleging they were "scammed" by individuals who held themselves out to be film financiers. Last October, Preston Waters Corporation announced it had "green lit" the UK film described by some as Blade Runner meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, about a dystopian future where an addictive drug allows memories to be downloaded, stored, stolen and traded. Among the actors said to have been attached were James Rolfe, MacKenzie Crook and Ashley Walters. But in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court,
- Eriq Gardner
It's no secret that James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, has been working diligently on a feature film for quite some time. His plans for "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie" were reveled back in 2010 and since then production has sowed down on the Avgn web series.
Last week, James finally revealed a trailer for the film, and you can check it out on his YouTube channel. The feature length film centers on the often disputed burial place of of 1982's “E.T.” game cartridges for Atari 2600. Principal photography for the movie wrapped back in May of this year, after Rolfe gathered more than $325,000 in fan donations to fund the passion project. However, more shooting will be required and though editing has started, it is only in the early stages.
In a recent post on his website, Rolfe says the “film is expected to be completed in the summer »
- Don Hatfield
Back in 2007, a young man by the name of James Rolfe posted a video on YouTube reviewing the Nes classic Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest under the title of Bad Nes Games. He’d recorded the video in 2006 along with reviews of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Karate Kid and they were posted to YouTube in 2007, now with the moniker of The Angry Nintendo Nerd. In the following weeks and months he posted more video reviews with each one increasing in anger levels. His reviews became incredibly popular and before he knew it, the newly named Angry Video Game Nerd reviews had amassed a rabid following and his monthly videos were gaining thousands upon thousands of viewers – he was a bona fide Internet celebrity. Now, six years and a lot of fan funding later, James Rolfe »
For seven seasons and over 100 episodes, James Rolfe has taken viewers on a profanity-laced journey through the minefield of terrible video games in his Angry Video Game Nerd series. Recently, Rolfe has decided to take his signature character to the next level by creating an Angry Video Game Nerd movie. The full trailer for the film has been released, and it appears to have an impressively professional quality not present in the lo-fi video game reviews for which Rolfe is famous. The film will star Rolfe as the Nerd character, who is urged by his fans to dig up an old cartridge of the infamous E.T. game for a review. When the government mistakenly believes the Nerd is searching for extraterrestrial life, a wild goose chase through the New Mexico desert ensues. Most of the talent in the film consists of little-known actors, but there are a few rumored »
- Sam Gutelle
Big news for crowdfunders — Google announced today that YouTube videos can now be directly linked to projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. (Actually, in Google speak, that’s “Using annotations to help fund your creative projects.”) Given the expansive reach of the user-generated video giant, this means that many more eyeballs will land on projects seeking coin on these platforms.
From Google’s announcement:
Over the past year, crowdsourced fundraising has exploded as great way to raise money for creative projects. We’ve seen lots of you using platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to fund projects, and we want to make it easier for even more of you to use these tools. We’ve teamed up with these platforms so you can now link directly to project pages on Kickstarter or Indiegogo through annotations.
We’ve been inspired by creators who have funded projects through these platforms, like Freddie Wong’s »
- Scott Macaulay
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Tweetable Logline: Highest Funded Narrative Film on a Crowdfunding Website Elevator Pitch: I thought you would be interested to know that funding for "The Angry Video Game Nerd" series to become a movie has now become the highest funded narrative film on IndieGoGo – raising $213,167 so far with 21 days left. Contributors who help fund the project can also gain special perks such as autographed photos, a copy of the film's script, and even their name in the end credits. Production Team: James Rolfe About the Production: "Over the past 7 years, my "The Angry Video Game Nerd" series has amassed a huge internet audience worldwide. »
7 items from 2012
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