Angry Video Game Nerd reaching out to fans for film funding

James Rolfe should be immediately recognizable to anyone who's hung around the video game scene for a decent length of time. Since 2004, the indie filmmaker and founder of Cinemassacre Productions has been chugging Rolling Rock beer and reviewing the worst games on the planet as his dorky alter-ego, the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN for cool people). Now, after seven years of subjecting himself to the horrors of gaming for his audience's amusement, he's turning to fans to help fund a feature length AVGN movie, and he's starting with this video plea.

Rolfe has been tinkering around with an AVGN movie for years. The goal of his latest fundraising push is to raise $75,000 in production cash through IndieGoGo.To date, fans have donated over $25,000 toward the cause.

As hinted in the video, If an AVGN movie becomes a reality, it will likely be akin to the series' story-driven episodes like the ROB the Robot. IndieGoGo lists the plot as something to do with: “A disgruntled gamer/ internet celebrity has to overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.” According to his website FAQ, that game is none other than E.T. for the Atari, of which Rolfe writes: “This is my #1 most requested game. It is going to be the subject in the AVGN Movie. My co-writer Kevin Finn and I spent three years (2006, 2007 and 2008) writing the script and we are very happy with the story. Once you see the movie, you’ll know what the wait was for.”

The IndieGoGo pledge drive go-goes until next February, so if you want to see the Angry Video Game Nerd reach his dreams, make sure you drop him a few bucks over the coming months.

Oct 18, 2011

Matt Bradford wrote news and features here at GamesRadar+ until 2016. Since then he's gone on to work with the Guinness World Records, acting as writer and researcher for the annual Gamer's Edition series of books, and has worked as an editor, technical writer, and voice actor. Matt is now a freelance journalist and editor, generating copy across a multitude of industries.