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by Indiewire
January 30, 2012 2:40 PM
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Project of the Day: Angry Video Game Nerds!

"Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie"

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. The show generally revolves around retro game reviews that involve bitter rants against games he deems to be of particularly low-quality or poor design. With over 670,000 YouTube subscribers and 30 million hits monthly on my own company website (, I set out to culminate my popular internet franchise with "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie." -- James Rolfe

Current Status:

In production.

For more information and to support this project:

IndieGoGo Page

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  • Rodney Petrie | November 13, 2012 2:11 AMReply

    I am very happy that James Rolfe is finally achieving his goal of directing a feature length movie, I have been a fan ever since his first video and I have been inspired by his documentaries - Cinemassacre 200 and Cinemassacre 300 - The Dragon in my Dreams, which document his passion for filmmaking ever since childhood.

    In the world of independent filmmaking it is very difficult to put together a movie considering all the expenses involved in a production and all the people it takes to make a quality product.

    Big budget filmmakers have the luxury working with larger budgets whereas independent filmmakers have to find a way to raise the funding themselves. Filmmakers like Sam Raimi went to different investors to gain money to make The Evil Dead - their short film Within the Woods was used as a way to entice people like doctors and other people to donate money to help them finance their feature length production.

    Today with sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, there is a greater opportunity to gain funding for projects without needing to physically visit everyone and pitch them your story.

    It is good to see that the money raised has been put to great use and I look forward to watching Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie and I wish James Rolfe and the rest of his team the best of luck with this film and I hope it paves the way for James to work on more feature length films.

  • Barry Jennz | February 24, 2012 9:52 AMReply

    Why is one of the biggest Internet celebrities begging for money?

  • Lukas S. | August 7, 2013 4:48 PM

    Why is everyone thinking that these people is such big internet celebrities is what you should be asking. James Rolfe is a big celebrity online, but not anywhere close what's considered big on YouTube today. Back then he started doing the AVGN series he could be considered one of the biggest, but not now as much. He recently, finally hit 1,000,000 subscribers. See what I mean?

  • Jeff PS | January 31, 2012 3:43 PMReply

    I definitely wanna see this and I've already donated $30. Wow, it's the highest funded narrative film on IndieGoGo? Quite something.