James Rolfe’s Angry Video Game Nerd character is well-known among the gaming community for hes short tempered and foul-mouthed video game antics which he shows the world in he’s quite regular YouTube videos. James Rolfe has been making an Angry Video Game Nerd feature film from donations he received from fans. It was filmed mostly last year but it’s still in post production. A recently released trailer shows that the film is coming on nicely.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Official Trailer.
From youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd: “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie is a passion project by independent filmmakers James Rolfe and Kevin Finn, based on the popular web series. The film is being produced outside the studio system, entirely funded by fan donations.”
“The film is inspired by the famous Atari video game burial of 1982. Atari produced a game based on the biggest blockbuster movie of that year, E.T., and rushed it to meet the deadline for the Christmas shopping season. It was a commercial failure and millions of unsold game cartridges were buried in a desert landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Coincidentally, it’s not too far from Roswell, the landing site of a different kind of E.T.”
“The film is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013, but only time will tell. Independent films take a long time to finish. This one is no exception. It’s eventually expected to be released on DVD and/or Blu-ray, and to be available around the world, after showing to some live audiences in theater venues. Digital downloads is also an option. The immediate goal is to finish the film first.”
The film looks like its going to be a collection of all the things that make the Angry Video Game Nerd series so entertaining. The trailer has plenty of funny moments so that’s a good sign. It is also clear that he is using film methods that he is a fan off and not ones that plague all modern films and film trailers these days such as excessive use of black between scenes and stopping the background track so the audience know when to laugh.
The movie is expected to be finished in the summer of 2013.