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Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

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Directed By
James Rolfe
Kevin Finn
Written by
James D. Rolfe

Kevin Finn

Brendan McCreary (Young Beautiful in a Hurry)
Starring
James D. Rolfe

Sarah Glendening
Jeremy Suarez
Stephen Mendel
Helena Barrett

Time Winters
Cinematography by
Jason Brewer
Music by
Bear McCreary
Kyle Justin
Release Date
Premiered July 21st 2014

Video on demand: September 2
Blu-ray: December 14th 2014

DVD: TBA December
Country
United States
Language
English
Budget
$325,327
Game(s) Reviewed
Studio
Cinemassacre Productions
Skinny Ugly Pilgrim
Running time
115 minutes

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie is an American independent, science fiction adventure comedy film based on the Angry Video Game Nerd web series, produced by Cinemassacre Productions in association with Skinny Ugly Pilgrim (formerly known as The Evil Empire Entertainment).

James D. Rolfe, the creator and producer of the web series serves as the co-director and co-writer of the film, and he also reprises his on-screen role as the titular Nerd character. Kevin Finn, mostly known for playing the Glitch Gremlin in the Game Glitches episode of the show, wrote and directed the film together with Rolfe, and also acts as a producer. Sean Keegan served as producer on the film as well. Bear McCreary composed the score for the film, and his brother Brendan McCreary and his band Young Beautiful in a Hurry provided two tracks, Nerds Before Birds and Barcade.

The film stars James D. Rolfe as the Angry Video Game Nerd, Jeremy Suarez (The Bernie Mac Show) as the Nerd's friend and loyal fan Cooper, Sarah Glendening (As the World Turns, All My Children) as the Cockburn Inc. employee Mandi, Stephen Mendel as the villain General Dark Onward, Helena Barrett (Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular, stunts on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Twilight, Man of Steel) as Dark Onward's assistant Sergeant McButter and Time Winters (Sneakers, Thinner, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Defending Your Life) as Dr. Zandor.

The film premiered July 21st, 2014 at Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, and are going to be screened at other select theaters through July and some of August. The film was released on video-on-demand on September 2 through Vimeo.com's on-demand service. Other on-demand platforms are going to host the movie later. The Blu-ray was released on December 14th, 2014, distributed by Screenwave Media. [1] It is sold through Amazon.com The DVD are planned to be released soon. Composer Bear McCreary's music score was released digitally by McCreary's label Sparks & Shadows as a soundtrack album, titled Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, on September 2, 2014. The soundtrack is currently available for purchase on the iTunes Store  and Spotify, with other platforms to follow shortly. The budget of the film came entirely from the fans. The film includes a posthumous appearance of Justin Carmical, more commonly referred to as his internet identity JewWario, following his 2014 death. [2]

Plot

SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow. Do not read ahead if you want it spoiled!

The film begins with the backstory of the mass burial of over 1 million copies of the proclaimed "worst video game of all time", Eee Tee for the Atari 2600. (This misspelling in the movie is completely intentional, becuase every scene featuring the original "E.T." Atari 2600 game was either modified or recreated completely. This was done so that James Rolfe could make money off the movie without infringing Atari's copyright.) From there, a scheming executive named Mandi (Sarah Glendening) proposes the release of an intentionally badly made sequel video game, Eee Tee 2, to her bosses at the video game company Cockburn Inc. Thanks to the massive popularity and success of the Angry Video Game Nerd, the sales of poorly made and received video games has increased dramatically, and a review of Eee Tee 2 by the Nerd himself would cause his fans to buy the game and make profits for Cockburn.

The Nerd (James Rolfe), assisted by Cooper Folly (Jeremy Suarez), works at GameCops when they are not working on the former's latest video game review, Xenophobe. He has become increasingly disheartened over the years, as his fans continue to buy and play the video games he reviews and warns others to stay away from. On top of this, the Nerd is forced to promote and sell bad video games as part of his job, and when he discovers marketing for Eee Tee 2, his fans encourage him to review Eee Tee, something the Nerd has stood against for years. The game itself has scarred him since childhood, as it was given to him as a Christmas present. However, after a bad nightmare and some personal thought, the Nerd decides to go to Alamagordo, New Mexico in order to ultimately debunk the conspiracy surrounding the burnt cartridges. He is accompanied by Cooper and Mandi, and the trip is completely funded by Cockburn Inc.

While filming their expedition, Cooper reveals that he believes in a super being known as Death Mwauthzyx, who has the power to collapse all of the dimensions in the universe and make them appear as if they never existed at all. The Nerd, Cooper, and Mandi are then suddenly stopped and mistaken to be looking for aliens by the legless General Dark Onward (Stephen Mendel) and Sergeant McButter (Helena Barrett). The trio manages to escape them, and Onward accidentally blows up his arm with a grenade in the process.

The Nerd, Cooper, and Mandi decide to search for the creator of the Eee Tee game himself, Howard Scott Warshaw, for answers. However, they stumble across the home of Dr. Louis Zandor (Time Winters), who tells them that the game's level design is actually an exact replica of the top-secret military base known as Area 51. Dr. Zandor, a worker of Area 51 at the time, gave the code to Warshaw in order to not only help him meet the five-week deadline Atari set for the game's completion, but also to exact revenge on the government for kidnapping and holding hostage an alien he was attempting to free. The government then ordered the burial of the cartridges, supervised by General Onward himself, while Zandor escaped with the metallic material Area 51 was using at the time in an attempt to reassemble the alien's spaceship. Dr. Zandor manages to keep the trio safe from the government for the night, during which, while Zandor is watching television downstairs, the Nerd and Mandi play "World Class Track Meet", but the stomping and the euphemisms they shout lead Zandor to believe they are having sex. During the early hours of the morning, Mandi is eventually captured by McButter while trying to obtain a good phone signal outside of the house. The Nerd and Cooper do not go after her, believing she is a double agent.

Going back to the Alamagordo site, the Nerd and Cooper discover a large crowd of fans and the head of Cockburn Inc. promoting the release of Eee Tee 2 with the promise of digging out a copy of the original Eee Tee from the site itself. The Nerd attempts to tell his fans that there are no cartridges buried out there, but Warshaw himself appears and proves him wrong. The Nerd then decides to break into Area 51, disguised as an alien (in a disguise ONLY the army believes). He successfully does so, but is discovered when the medical team cut his mask open. He escapes, but is then re-captured by General Onward. Having discovered who the Nerd really is, Onward attempts to force him to play the Eee Tee game, but when that fails, the general fires a missile at Mount Fuji, the basis for the Atari logo design. However, this unintentionally releases Death Mwauthzyx, who was real all along and trapped inside the mountain. Meanwhile, Mandi manages to keep McButter away from the Nerd and Cooper's location altogether, eventually leading them to a confrontation on the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.

General Onward learns that when Zandor escaped with the spaceship metal, he replaced it with tin foil. When angrily leaving, the general's other arm is chopped off by the automatic doors. Cooper manages to help the Nerd by playing Eee Tee and controlling the alien that Zandor was trying to free, which ends up freeing both of them. They escape in a fighter jet similar to the NES Top Gun video game, with first class service, while the alien reveals Death Mwauthzyx's weapon to collapse the dimensions is a satellite dish located on top of his head. Cooper is captured by Death Mwauthzyx and brought to Las Vegas, while Mandi manages to knock McButter off the Eiffel Tower to her death. Mandi is also captured by Death Mwauthzyx. The Nerd and the alien crash-land back at the Alamagordo site, proving thnat the Nerd will never land the plane in the NES game. There, a captured Dr. Zandor shouts to them that the Eee Tee game cartridges are actually made of the alien's spaceship material. The alien manages to summon every single copy of the cartridge to form the spaceship. The Nerd and the alien fly to Las Vegas to stop Death Mwauthzyx, while General Onward is killed when attempting to stop them.

In Las Vegas, Cooper and Mandi are saved by the Nerd and the alien. The Nerd then manages to fire a laser at Death Mwauthzyx's satellite dish, deflects off and bounces out into space, reaches the boundaries of existence and hits some unseen paradoxical indescribable object and then bounces back and is received by Death Mwuathzyx’s satellite dish. His digital brain reads the information and suddenly, Death Mwauthzyx puts on a pair of Groucho Marx glasses with a moustache and nose, laughs and flies away to disappear forever. They travel back to the Alamagordo site and reunite with Dr. Zandor and the Nerd's fans. Cooper and Mandi share a kiss, while the Nerd decides to finally review E.T for his fans before the alien leaves for good. The Nerd declares that Eee Tee is not the worst game that he has ever played, calling it cryptic and challenging as well as addicting, although it is still a bad game.

Cast

  • James D. Rolfe as The Angry Video Game Nerd
  • Jeremy Suarez as Cooper
  • Sarah Glendening as Mandi
  • Bobby Reed as Bernie Cockburn
  • Stephen Mendel as General Dark Onward
  • Helena Barrett as Sergeant McButter
  • Time Winters as Dr. Zandor
  • Eddie Pepitone as John Swann
  • Jake Johnson as Young Fan
  • Andre Meadows as store customer
  • Gustaf Lingmark as Bartender
  • Jessica Rockwell as Barcade Babe
  • Mara Hall as Cooper's Mom
  • Isaac and Noah Sherman as The Angry Video Game Nerd at Age 3
  • Sasan Amirgholizadeh, Les Mahony, Tommy S Manfredi as Excavation Team
  • Aaron White as Lead MIB Agent
  • Ryan Peck as Officer Fred/Soldier #1
  • Peter Horn as Officer Johnson/Soldier #2
  • John Lee Brody as Glass Pane Man #1
  • Mike Noetzel as Glass Pane Man #2
  • Matt Brewer as Young Zandor
  • Alfonso Rodriquez and Will Vega as Scientists (Flashback)
  • Justin Shertick as Young Howard Scott Warshaw
  • David Dastmalchian as Maintenance Soldier
  • Frank Balzar, Kevin Finn, and Sierra Russell as Engineers
  • Amy Vorpahl as TV Reporter
  • Andre Hyland as Stacie McBiddle
  • Sean Keegan, Irene Paine, and Keegan Paine as Grand Canyon Tourists
  • Suzie Grand Pre, Hollis Sherman-Pepe, and Savannah Thomas as Hippie Girls
  • Nathan Barnatt as Keith Apicary/Nerd protester
  • Kyle Justin as The Guitar Guy
  • Mike Matei as himself (cameo)
  • Pat Contri as Pat the NES Punk (Nerd protestor)/Disappointed Gamer #1
  • Brett Swanson as Disappointed Gamer #2
  • Howard Scott Warshaw as himself
  • Mig Feliciano as Area 51 Watchman
  • Jon Brown, Mike Franciotti, and Billy R. Smith as Area 51 Soldiers
  • Alice and Sean Toohey as Surgeons
  • Anthony Evans as FBI Guy
  • Tim Ryan as Scientist
  • Robbie Rist as Alien
  • Josh Harraway as Tupac
  • Jesse Gep as Elvis
  • Jovan Rameau as MJ (Michael Jackson)
  • Matt Conant, Scotty Schiefer, and David Woodruff as Death Mwauthzyx (suit)
  • Mary Scholz as Las Vegas Woman
  • Michael Hampton as Las Vegas Man
  • Thaine H. Allison Jr. as Priest
  • Robert Savage as Groom
  • Whitney Moore as Bride
  • Mara Hall as Main Gambler
  • Matthew Simone, Whitney Simone, Simon Moloney, and Francois Vieux as Gamblers
  • John DePasquale, Mike DePasquale, and Joe Morrotto as Couch Gamblers
  • Doug Walker as himself (cameo)
  • Lloyd Kaufman as himself (cameo)
  • Tommy Lebeau and Victor Williamson as Potheads
  • Catherine Lydon as Old Lady (DVD Extra)
  • Milynn Sarley as Hot Chick (DVD Extra)
  • Bear McCreary as Zombie (cameo/uncredited)
  • Jason Janes as Nightmare Zombie and Game Store Patron (Credited under Misc. Roles/Extras)
  • Jeremy Shada as Howard Nixon
  • Logan Grove as Bradley
  • Justin Carmical as JewWario (In Memory)

Production

Development

Development of the film began in late 2006, following the popularity of The Angry Video Game Nerd web series, with the completion the screenplay by 2008.[3] On September 23, 2010, James Rolfe released a video on his website detailing his plans for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie to be released in the near future. Rolfe had spent much of his life aspiring to be a professional feature filmmaker, and saw popularity of the AVGN web series the opportunity to fulfill this dream.[4] Rolfe's long-time friend and collaborator Kevin Finn co-wrote and co-directed the film.[5] It is said to be in the vein of Wayne's World in the sense that it will be a movie about a person that reviews games, rather than a feature length review or multiple reviews adding up to a feature length.[4] In his review of Steven Spielberg movie games, Rolfe hinted that he would be reviewing the infamous Atari E.T. video game in the movie.[6] On June 20, 2011, a video was posted on Cinemassacre in which Rolfe confirmed that E.T. would be reviewed in the film. [7] It was confirmed a second time in a video on January 11, 2012.[8] E.T. game designer Howard Scott Warshaw hinted in an article in GamesTM magazine that he would be playing himself in the movie.[9] This was later confirmed by a post on Cinemassacre's Twitter account on May 5, 2012.

Pre-Production

Production of the film was delayed for several years due to the busy production schedule of Rolfe's AVGN web series, wherein Rolfe was continuously filming two episodes per month. This eventually caused Rolfe to suffer creatively, causing him to slow down the production of the web series to allow time for the production of the film.[3] Rolfe had initially planned to put the production of the AVGN web series on hiatus to allow him time for the production of the film,[10] but eventually settled for making shorter, less time consuming episodes instead.[11] Many episodes of the web series were filmed months in advance, so that they could be released during the creation of the film,[12] and Rolfe arranged for his frequent collaborator Mike Matei to host and create content for the Cinemassacre website in Rolfe's absence.[3]

In April of 2011, Rolfe traveled to Los Angeles to meet with Finn and producer Sean Keegan to speak with potential investors to secure funding for the movie.[3] Upon finding no interest from traditional investors, the production team decided to fund the film independently, intending to budget the film with both fan donations via Paypal and private investors.[11] On October 16, 2011, Rolfe launched another campaign on the fundraising website IndieGoGo (with an initial goal of $75,000). Fans were rewarded based on the amount they donated, with a $10 donation earning them a video thank you message from Rolfe himself and the highest donation of $200 allowing them to have their name in the end credits. Other rewards included a copy of the script, a behind the scenes video and Rolfe's autograph.[13] By February 3, 2012, Rolfe raised $325,327 for the film's budget on the site,[14] becoming the second highest online, fan-funded film at the time. Because the video was entirely fan-supported without traditional investors, Rolfe was allowed complete creative control over the film.[15] Rolfe expressed appreciation for the large donations he received, as he was surprised by the unexpected cost of locations, effects, permits and taxes; "You hear about mainstream movies these days, they cost like 200 million dollars, I used to think that was crazy. Now I'm starting to learn why!"[16]

On June 1, Rolfe released another video on his website, detailing more about his plans, also calling for casting, giving the contact information related to the movie. Open casting calls were held in Philadelphia[17] and Dallas, Texas,[18] with another casting call hosted by Channel Awesome held in Chicago, with live auditions held by Douglas Walker, the man behind the Nostalgia Critic web series(who will also be having a role in the film).[19] Rolfe also held calls for special effects artists who specialized in the fields of miniature effects, animatronics and puppetry,[20] as well as miscellaneous other roles as crew-members, agents, and promoters.[20][21][22]

The film's special effects were created by Josh Russell and Davis Woodruff, in the homemade studios of RBW effects,[23] who provided for the film an animatronic character as well as one suit character.[24] Industrial Light & Magic veteran Grover L Richardson III works as visual effects supervisor.[25] Filming was scheduled to begin between January and May 2012.[15] The majority of filming took place in California due to its weather, landscapes, and the fact that it is the home of many of the creators of the project.[12] Rolfe and his wife temporarily moved to an apartment in Los Angeles for the duration of filming.[26]

Rolfe and co-writer/director Finn, along with others involved with the film have been releasing 'Nerd Log' videos on Cinemassacre about the production of the film such as final casting decisions. They have confirmed the film would have a best friend for the Nerd, a leading female character, and a leading villain. A blog about production design stated that there would be a scene in the film inspired by the Godzilla film series.

Filming

Filming in California started April 1, 2012, and wrapped on May 11, 2012. Additional scenes were to be filmed on the East Coast at a later date.[3] Rolfe stated on an update posted May 25, 2012, that the film would be released "when it's done". He optimistically hoped he could finish by Christmas 2012 but thought that summer 2013 would probably be a more realistic estimate for the release date.[27] Rolfe posted a photo of him wearing an updated Nerd costume. Actress Sarah Glendening also posted a set photo on Twitter, confirming her as the female lead, "Mandi". Composer Bear McCreary shot a walk-on cameo as a zombie. Actors Jeremy Suarez and Time Winters appeared in the film according to Sarah Glendening's Twitter Page. Suarez played the best friend/sidekick of the Nerd, "Cooper" (a pun on co-op) and has also posted an image of himself as a zombie. Milynn Sarley was also confirmed to have an unspecified role in the movie, which was later revealed to be a character named "Hot Chick." Her character is apparently a nymphomaniac. She was originally named "Mercedes" in an earlier draft.[25] Nathan Barnatt has shot a brief cameo as his character Keith Apicary, after posting a set photo on his Instagram page on May 5th, 2012, the same day Howard Scott Warshaw was on set. Actor Stephen Mendel confirmed on his Twitter account that he would be playing General Dark Onward in the movie.[28] Doug Walker posted on his Facebook page that "some nerd" visited him with a request to do a quick cameo.[29] Logan Grove was also confirmed to be in the film, but in an unspecified role.[30]

On May 25, 2012, Rolfe's friend and manager of the Cinemassacre.com website, Mike Matei, posted a video update featuring Rolfe. It contained tips of making movies, and confirming the completion of filming in California, with additional filming scheduled for the summer on the East Coast, which will be handled by Rolfe himself. According to him, the film would be released on DVD. Rolfe stated that the film should be close to 2 hours long judging from the script, and if it is MPAA-rated, likely to get a R-rating due to language.[31] A later update on August 14 said that shooting was 80% complete and editors were working on putting together a rough cut of the filmed footage. Rolfe targeted releasing the first teaser trailer that fall.[32]

Additional scenes were being filmed in the actors' spare time, mainly in Philadelphia, with approximately one scene getting wrapped up every week. The movie was filmed on the Panasonic AG-AF100. As of January 9, 2013, Rolfe holds another call for miniature and model builders who reside in the Philadelphia area, or are to be there for the fabrication of said models, which include "miniature cities and models for an epic scene in the AVGN Movie that still has yet to be completed."[33]

In March 2013, the construction of miniatures began in a studio in Philadelphia rented by the crew. The models will be featured in some of the most complicated special effects shots in the film. By March 27, the sets had been constructed. Shooting took place for one and half weeks.[34]

On April 18, 2013, Matei posted an update video, in which Rolfe announced that the most complicated special effects shots had been done, and he decided that he could call the status of the film post-production even though he still need to get a few more, less complicated shots. Via the Cinemassacre Twitter, Rolfe had posted for several days about the special effects shooting. He revealed a couple of the miniatures that were to be used in the film, including what resembles one of the supporting pillars of the Golden Gate Bridge. Other miniature photos were shown, with one featuring a black triangular model being constructed, and a small castle lying farther behind it. For the film, they had to make a miniature version of the Nerd Mobile, the white van that the main cast travels around in for the film itself. The van also happened to be a production vehicle for transport of people and gear. One image in the update video shows the giant robotic-looking figure seen in the trailer, swinging the Nerd Mobile with one of its tentacles.[35]

Post - Production

Production of the film slowed down immensely during post-production, as process on the film was delayed due to factors such as Rolfe returning to creating episodes of the AVGN web series and video updates for his website, as well as issues with his home life, such as the birth of his daughter.[3] Various pick up shots were filmed on the West Coast for sequences which were unable to be filmed during principle photography due to time constraints, and a two hour long rough edit of the film was completed in late February 2013.[3]

Visual effects supervisor and Industrial Light & Magic veteran Grover L. Richardson III, who happens to be a fan of Rolfe, joined the production in its early stages. On the Cinemassacre website, Rolfe held a call for people wanting to help in the visual effects department as volunteers, due to the cost of the Los Angeles locations and most of the crew and cast that had to be fed and paid for their work. A few artists joined the department to help produce the digital visual effects for the film, including an assistant supervisor. In September, the department began working on temporary shots for the trailer. Near the beginning of May it was decided that a new system was needed for the visual effects artists, and all their work was quickly migrated.

James Rolfe chose to use mostly practical special effects for the film's visual effects, as opposed to Hollywood's growing use of computer generated imagery, instead created the majority of effect shots by filming miniatures in front of a green screen which were then later digitally composited into the film. Though this process was more time consuming than using CGI, Rolfe believed that the use of scale models would help add to the film’s B movie feel.[35] By September of 2013, production was focusing on completing music and sound design, miniature effects shots, and several hundred shots which required CGI enhancement.[3]

By October 13th 2013, nearly all the film's miniature effects sequences had been shot, though Rolfe reported he needed additional help to complete the films digital effects. In addition, James Rolfe asked for his fanbase to provide fictional webcam footage of themselves reacting to the Nerd's webseries to be used in a sequence at the beginning of the film which introduces the Angry Video Game Nerd character.[36]

On January 30th 2014 Rolfe posted a blog update about the visual effects status on the film. The post featured a photo of a bulletin board covered in paper notes describing visual effects shots. Each scrap of paper represented a sequence of the movie and listed several visual effects shot. In the update Rolfe explained that about 50 percent of the visual effects had been completed, and the update included a note by the visual effects supervisor Grover L. Richardson III. In the note he thanked Rolfe's fans for their enthusiasm and support. He then explained that the artists working on the visual effects are volunteers, working in their spare time, most of them devoted fans and aspiring artists in the industry. Richardson also stated that he had counted the original total amount of visual effects shots, saying that they had ended up with around 942, which happens to be more than what they had for Jon Favreau's Iron Man[37]

After the January update, Rolfe began posting weekly status updates on the visual effects, each featuring a photo of the bulletin b oard with notes taken down as sequences were completed.

On May 26th, 2014, Rolfe posted his second to last written visual effects status update, in which he clarified that the individual scraps of papers on the bulletin board did not represent single visual effect shots, but sequences, and he wrote that the last scrap of paper accounts for 55 shots, 20 of which had been completed. Rolfe also wrote that the full picture is locked, and that there will be no more edits on the movie. In the update Rolfe also revealed that the music and sound design phase is getting started. He also confirmed that they are currently booking theaters for a Summer premiere. He also confirmed that DVD, Blu-Ray and video-on-demand are scheduled to be released at the end of 2014, and that he is currently working on DVD extras, which could take months. Rolfe also revealed that a new Angry Video Game Nerd episode is coming out to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the series. [38]

On June 9th, 2014, Rolfe posted his final written visual effects status update. It included the empty bulletin board. This update also announced a new big video update which will reveal the dates and locations for the first screenings of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. [39]

On June 18th, 2014, co-writer, co-director and co-producer Kevin Finn posted on his Twitter that the film's sound design team are being supervised by a man named Demetri Evdoxiadis. Finn congratulated them and Evdoxiadis on their work, saying it is "sounding amazeballs." [40]

Music

Soundtrack

Main article: Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Bear McCreary's label Sparks & Shadows released Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on September 2, 2014 . The soundtrack includes two tracks by the band Young Beautiful in a Hurry titled Nerds Before Birds and Barcade. Both songs were written by Bear McCreary's brother and the band's lead vocalist, Brendan McCreary, who regularly collaborates with Bear on the television series Defiance. Bear McCreary adapted the original Angry Video Game Nerd Theme Song by Kyle Justin for the film, and the song he produced are going to be included on the soundtrack. Kyle Justin himself are also going to be featured in the soundtrack. The soundtrack also includes a track titled Sacred Ground of the Golden Turd arranged by Bear McCreary. The 8-bit tracks in the score were accomplished with actual retro gaming console hardware. The soundtrack is currently available purchase on the iTunes Store, with other platforms to follow shortly.

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The cover to Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, produced by composer Bear McCreary and his label Sparks and Shadows.

Score

Bear McCreary, the composer for Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead, composed the score for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, having previously worked with Rolfe scoring the 2010 AVGN Christmas Special How The Nerd Stole Christmas. McCreary planned to incorporate elements of Kyle Justin's original AVGN Theme Song into the score, as well as create a new theme for the Nerd inspired by John William's ""The Raiders March" from the Indiana Jones film franchise. McCreary also talked about how he would like to do something with the score similar to what he did on the video game Dark Void Zero, making updated versions of old 8-bit game music.[41]

For Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Bear McCreary had gathered a small orchestra together to produce a traditional, symphonic score for the film. Everything except the 8-bit tracks were done with live instruments. The main theme, as much else of the score, was also inspired by John William's famous film scores. The score also contains several metal rhytm tracks. Bear McCreary's brother Brendan McCreary and his band Young Beautiful in a Hurry provided two original tracks to the score. All the 8-bit tracks in the score were accomplished through actual retro gaming console hardware, including Nintendo and Sega. Originally McCreary were not given very much time to write and compose the film's musical score, yet he has been praised by critics as well as directors James Rolfe and Kevin Finn for being able to create something that sounds as grand and elaborate as it does in the short span of time he was given to work in, however on August 2nd at the Phoenixville, Pensylvannia screening of the film at the Colonial Theater, it was revealed that Bear McCreary are working on improving and making a bigger version of the score for the video-on-demand, DVD and Blu-Ray release.

Kyle Justin, who composed and sang the original AVGN theme song, had a cameo in the film and sang a song about the Nerd and his fans during the desert scenes. Bear McCreary confirmed in a blog post on his personal web site that his label Sparks & Shadows will be releasing his score for the film in the near future. [42]

On August 19th, 2014 Bear McCreary confirmed on Twitter that the score will be released in September. He also confirmed that the soundtrack will include bonus tracks not used in the film, and that it will feature Kyle Justin. [43]

On August 25, 2014 Bear McCreary wrote a very enthusiastic post on his Twitter, talking about how he was in his studio, listening to the masters of "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie". He also said that it is his favorite score he have created to this day. This also confirmed that the score was completely in place. [44]

On August 26th, 2014 Bear McCreary wrote on his Twitter that he in his studio, working on a spcial Angry Video Game Nerd Movie-related video blog for his YouTube channel  which will presumably detail some of the process involved in creating the score for the film, similar to video blogs he have uplaoded in the past, covering his musical contributions on numerous televison series.[45]

On August 26th, 2014 it was also reported by CineMedia Promotions that McCreary's label Sparks & Shadows will be releasing the soundtrack, titled Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 2nd, 2014 along with the video-on-demand release of the film. [46] The same article were submitted to Soundtrack.net later the same day [47] and the soundtrack listed on the website's database. ​[48]

On September 1st, 2014 Bear McCreary confirmed on his Twitter that the soundtrack will be available on multiple digital music services, including Amazon.com's music platform and iTunes. [49]

On September 2nd, 2014 Bear McCreary's label Sparks & Shadows released Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on the iTunes Store, with other digital music platforms to follow shortly. [50] Later the same day the soundtrack was released on Spotify.com [51] On September 2nd, 2014 Bear McCreary also released a special video blog on his YouTube channel that goes behind the scenes of his score for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. Click here to see the video.

Release

Rolfe held a special screening of the trailer along with behind the scenes footage, on November 9, 2012 in the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, which is the same theater where The Blob was filmed.[52] At the event James announced that part of the ticket sales for the trailer premiere would go towards restoring the theater, as he felt it was an important part of film history.[53] Rolfe also used this event to announce that his wife was pregnant with their first child. The trailer premiere was privately screened at the GameTrailers FilmFest on November 8, 2012, and released on the internet the following day on both Rolfe's website and YouTube channel.

On January 1st 2013 Rolfe posted a timeline on the Cinemassacre website, designed to track the progress of the film. Rolfe has updated it several times.

On February 8th, 2013, Rolfe attended a live, online talkshow called the Tainted Reality Telethon. He was interviewed by Roger Shackelford and held a live fan Q&A where he revealed a few details about the film and the production, as well as some of the crew's experiences during the location scouting. He confirmed that Super Mecha Death Christ will not appear, but hinted at something even better, which did appear in the trailer.

On March 8th, 2013, Rolfe released the teaser poster for the movie on his website. The artwork was done by Pavel Lagutin, who is also responsible for creating the official final poster. On September 19th 2013, the official poster was revealed[3] The same day a new video update was posted on the Cinemassacre site. In the video Rolfe talks a little about his personal life, health and stress. He also mentions his newborn baby and shows a few pictures of her making goofy faces. He quickly goes on to talk about how he wish to get the movie done and seen by the audience, and mentions how excited he is for it to happen.[54]

Rolfe anticipates the film's release will be through touring film festivals, before being released on DVD and Blu-ray, and eventually on video-on-demand.[12] He released an update in April 2013 stating that he didn't know when it would be finished, believing that 'it will be a long time' and 'any attempt to guess would only prove us wrong'.[35]

On June 4th, 2013, Matei posted a 43 second long teaser using footage from the desert scenes in the film. It involved the Nerd, Cooper and Mandi driving by a warning sign and entering a landfill, where a small excavation team consisting of three people were scanning the ground, leading to Mandi making a film-making inside joke.[55]

Production officially ended December 2013. Rolfe posted a video update on the Cinemassacre site on December 30th 2013, in which he announced the ending of shooting for the film. He also talked about the complications of doing practical special effects as opposed to digital computer-generated effects. Rolfe explains how every special effects shot was some kind of "brainteaser" with "physical problems and logistics that you have to solve." He told a story about how he had woken the whole neighborhood while filming a few effects shots in his basement involving a miniature prop missile. Because the ceiling was very low, there had not been a lot of space to set up the lights for the shoot, and one light got too close to a smoke detector and set it off, signalling the local fire department. Rolfe talked about how he had been afraid that the fire marshal would not approve of the twenty video game consoles in the Nerd Room hooked up to one outlet, but when he arrived at Rolfe's house and got to see the Nerd Room, the marshal became very nostalgic and began to talk about how he remembered the Atari games from when he was young. The video also features behind the scenes photos and footage of special effects being captured, including miniature missiles, vehicles getting burned and a scene in which the giant robotic character wreak havoc on what appears to be a miniature model parody of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, brandishing a sign that reads "OMG Grand." The same video was uploaded to YouTube.com a day before, on December 29th, but is set as unlisted, and so can only be reached through the update blog post on Cinemassacre.com. [56]

On March 21st, 2014, Matei posted a video update on the Cinemassacre site. The update was an in-depth explanation of the detailed visual effects process on the movie. Rolfe also talked about color correction, editing and mentioned that he was trying to get the sound design and music scoring started. [57]

On April 2nd, 2014, Matei posted a 7 minute long video titled "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - An Inside Look," intended as a behind the scenes look on the movie. James Rolfe narrates the video. He talks about his baby daughter, and about how hard it is to produce films. He talks about his own passion for filmmaking too. The video features several photos and some footage of behind the senes, and a few sneak peeks of scenes in the movie. It also features clips from several of Rolfe's older short films. In the video Rolfe says that he expects the film to be done in 2014.

On May 26th, 2014, Rolfe posted his second to last visual effects status update. In the update he explained clarified that the scraps of papers on the bulletin board featured in his visual effects status updates represented sequences and not individual visual effects shots. Rolfe also confirmed that the movie will premiere in the summer of 2014, and he wrote that they are currently booking theaters for several screenings. He also confirmed that the film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and video-on-demand at the end of 2014. He is currently working on DVD extras, which may take months to complete.

On June 9th, 2014, Rolfe posted his final written visual effects status update. It included the empty bulletin board. This update also announced a new big video update, that would be posted in a short while. The video update will reveal the locations and dates for the first screenings of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. The written status update also gave three hints at a location, "1. The hills will give a sign. 2. Pyramids in the sand. 3. Robin Hood". [58]

On June 9th, 2014, Rolfe posted a video on the Cinemassacre website entitled "AVGN Movie - The Big Update." In the video James Rolfe revealed that Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie is going to premiere on July 21st, 2014 at the famous, historical Grauman's Egyptian Theater, where the first Hollywood premiere ever took place, which was an film adaptation of Robin Hood. Other screenings was revealed. The premiere will be attended by James Rolfe himself. The second screening will be July 24th, 2014 at the famous Comic Con convention in San Diego, California. This screening will also be attended by James Rolfe. August 2nd, 2014 the film will screen at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pensylvannia. James Rolfe will also attend this screening. The Colonial Theatre were also where the original version of The Blob was filmed and screened multiple times for the annual cult phenomena called "Blobfest." This was also where Rolfe originally premiered the trailer to Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. Several other screenings was revealed, most of which will not attended by James Rolfe.[59]

On June 11th, 2014, all tickets to the currently known screenings went for sale on the Cinemassacre website. Rolfe wrote "More dates may be added. Check in again later."

A list of all screenings so far:

  • July 21 - 7pm - Los Angeles, CA - Grauman's Egyptian Theater - (was attended by James Rolfe)
  • July 24 - 7pm - San Diego, CA - Reading Gaslamp - (Comic Con badge is not required to attend this screening. This screening will be attended by James Rolfe)
  • July 27 - To be announced - Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada - (The film festical runs from July 17th to August 5th. The film will be shown here on July 27th, but no more information has been given at this point. This screening will be attended by the film's co-writer, co-director and co-producer Kevin Finn)
  • August 2 - 7pm - Phoenixville, PA - Colonial Theater - (will be attended by James Rolfe)
  • August 6 - 7pm - Chicago, IL - Century Theater
  • August 6 - 9:45pm - Chicago, IL - Century Theater
  • August 7 - 7pm - Atlanta, GA - Midtown Art Theater
  • August 7 - 7pm - Dallas, TX - Magnolia Theater
  • August 7 - 7pm - Houston, TX - River Oaks Theater
  • August 7 - 7pm - Arvada, CO - Old Town Theater
  • August 7 - 7pm - Waltham, MA - Embassy Theater
  • August 7 - 7pm - San Francisco, CA - Opera Plaza Cinema
  • August 8 - 3:30pm - New York, NY - Symphony Space
  • August 8 - 7:30pm - New York, NY - Symphony Space - (will be attended by James Rolfe)
  • August 14 - 7pm - Atlanta, GA - Midtown Art Theater
  • August 14 - 7pm - Waltham, MA - Embassy Cinema
  • August 14 - 7pm - Chicago, IL - Century Theater
  • August 14 - 7pm - Dallas, TX - Magnolia Theater
  • August 14 - 7pm - San Francisco, CA - Opera Plaza Cinema
  • August 14 - 7pm - Philadelphia, PA - Ritz V
  • August 14 - 7pm - St. Louis, MO - Tivoli Theater
  • August 16 - 7pm - Toronto, Canada - Royal Theater - (this screening will be presented by the ConBravo convention in partnership with A&C Games and Super 1up Games)
  • August 29th - 7:30pm - PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle, Washington - (The convention runs from august 29th-september 1st. At the moment it is unknown when the film will be screened at the convention. Tickets to PAX Prime are sold out. This screening will be attended by James Rolfe) [60]

On June 13th, 2014, nearly all screenings had sold out, and only tickets to three screenings remained. The one in Houston, Texas, the one in Arvada, Colorado, which is near Denver, and the additional NYC show which was recently added. On June 13th, 2014, Rolfe announced that an additional New York screening was added, and it will take place four hours before the original screening, at 3:30 pm. The addition was made because of the amount of response Rolfe got when tickets to the New York screening was sold out. [61]

On June 14th, 2014, Rolfe updated the AVGN Movie timeline that he made to track the progress of the production on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. Now a "short version" of the story of the film's production has been included. The timeline also states that sound design and music scoring began back in May of 2014. [62]

On June 19th, 2014, co-writer, co-director and co-producer Kevin Finn wrote on his Twitter that Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie will have an international premiere on the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. [63]

On June 24th, 2014, James Rolfe personally announced and confirmed on the Cinemassacre website that Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie will have an international premiere on the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. [64]

At one point all screenings which had a date and time announced was sold out, however two new ones was added, one being the PAX Prime screening in Seattle, Washington, and the other being a screening at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, but no dates have been specified yet. The people at the Fantasia Film Festival are going to announce their schedule and dates for film premieres on July 10th. [65] On June 30th more seats was made available for the Boston and Atlanta screenings. [66]

On July 2th, 2014, James Rolfe announced on the Cinemassacre website that second screenings to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco had been added, and that two new cities, Philadelphia and St. Louis, had also been added. [67] A date for the international premiere at the Fantasia International FIlm Festival in Montreal, Canda has also been revealed on the Cinemassacre website's list of screenings that are currently on sale. The premiere is listed as July 27th. [68]

On July 21th, 2014, the second official trailer to Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was posted on the Cinemassacre website. [69] The trailer was released on YouTube a few days later on July 14th, 2014 [70] With the release of the trailer it was also announced that a digital download version of the film will be released on September 2nd, 2014.

On July 21st, 2014, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie premiered at the famous and historic Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, California. The screening was a success, with a nearly packed house of around six hundred people. Nearly everyone seemed to be cheering, clapping and laughing hard throughout the film. After the screening part of the cast and crew appeared on stage to do a Q&A session with the audience. [71]

On July 25th, 2014, James Rolfe and Kevin Finn was interviewed at San Diego Comic Con 2014 by Geek Legacy, and Kevin Finn confirmed that the Blu-Ray will be released around early November. [72]

On August 18th, 2014, James Rolfe posted a video update on the Cinemassacre website. The video is meant to celebrate the completion and premiere of the film. In the video Rolfe got a little emotional while talking about the screenings. Rolfe also announced in the video that the DVD and Blu-Ray were planned tyo be released in November or mid-December. [73] In the description below the video a link to a video montage of all the screenings of the film was posted. The video features some of Bear McCreary's music from the film. [74] The update was posted on YouTube.com later the same day, [75] and so was the video montage. [76]

On August 19th, 2014 Bear McCreary confirmed on Twitter that his soundtrack for the film will be released in September. He also confirmed that the soundtrack will include bonus tracks not used in the film, and that it will feature Kyle Justin.

On August 26th, 2014 it was also reported by CineMedia Promotions that Bear McCreary's label Sparks & Shadows will be releasing movie's soundtrack, titled Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 2nd, 2014 in time for the video-on-demand release of the film. The same article were submitted to Soundtrack.net later the same day and the soundtrack listed on the website's database.

On September 1st, 2014, Kevin Finn confirmed on his Twitter that Vimeo.com's video-on-demand service will be the first on-demand service to host Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie on September 2nd, 2014. [77] Finn confirmed it one more time time seconds later in another Twitter post. [78] More services are going to be available as time goes on.

On September 2nd, 2014 music composer Bear McCreary's label Sparks & Shadows released Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on the iTunes Store, with every other major digital music platform to follow shortly, including Spotify.com and Amazon Prime Music.

On September 2nd, 2014 at 12 a.m. Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was digitally released to the public through Vimeo.com's video-on-demand service. [79] Additional video-on-demand platforms will be hosting the film soon.

Nerd Logs

Main article: Nerd Log

During production of the film, Rolfe has been releasing a series of vlogs titled 'Nerd Logs' on Cinemassacre.com, also released on YouTube. These videos keep fans up to date on the film's production and Rolfe's journey to Los Angeles, where he shot the majority of the film.

Marketing

The first trailer was shown on November 9th 2012 at a special AVGN event. It was was released online, on YouTube and the Cinemassacre website the following night.

On June 4th, 2013, Matei posted a 43 second long teaser titled "Landfill Excavation." The teaser used footage from the desert scenes in the film. The teaser was released on the same day it was announced that a film crew had been given the permission to excavate the place that is said to be the actual Atari landfill, where the E.T. games is said to have been buried, and make a documentary about it. The documentary are going to be distributed by Microsoft. In 2014, the landfill were excavated, and E.T. games, along with other Atari merchandise were discovered. However, they did not find over a million E.T. cartridges like people expected from the myth of the video game burial.

On April 2nd, 2014, Matei posted a 7 minute long video titled "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - An Inside Look," inteded as a behind the scenes look on the movie. The video gave some brief sneak-peeks of scenes from the film.

On May 28th, 2014, Matei posted the 119th episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd, "Desert Bus," on the Cinemassacre site. The episode is the ten year anniversary special of the webshow. The episode shows the Nerd being frustrated over the cult following that bad games like Desert Bus have started, and he decides he finally has to retire from reviewing games. Then the Nerd picks out Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redacted, an NES hack version of Simon's Quest that improves on mostly everything that was originally wrong with the game. The Nerd rejoices and proclaims that he will not retire, but figures that he has to do something big next and go outside the boundaries of the Nerd Room, referencing Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. [80] The episode was uploaded to YouTube.com later the same day. [81]

On September 2nd, 2014, James Rolfe posted an announcement on the Cinemassacre website that the film had been released on video-on-demand through Vimeo.com's on-demand service. The post included a thirty second long video promo for the video-on-demand release. He wrote in the post that they are looking for additional video-on-demand platforms to host the film on the future. He also wrote that the DVD and Blu-Ray is in production, and that they will include a feature-length Behind-The-Scenes documentary, outtakes, deleted/extended scenes, a commentary track, some surprises, and the feature movie in 5.1 surround sound. He also wrote the DVD and Blu-Ray expect it to be ready by November/December. [82]

Home media

James Rolfe originally said that the film would be released on DVD and Blu-Ray at the end of the year. He said that a digital download/video-on-demand version of the film would be released before physical releases. The Blu-Ray is scheduled to be released around early November, according to Kevin Finn during an interview with Geek Legacy at San Diego Comic Con 2014. it was later confirmed that both DVD and Blu-Ray are expected to be released in November.

The video-on-demand version of the film was released on September 2, 2014 through Vimeo.com's on-demand service. The DVD and Blu-Ray are expected to be released in November/December.

Reception

Critical reception

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie has received mixed reviews, though mainly negative in terms of unbaised reviews. Critics praised James Rolfe's craftmanship in terms of the fun style of the practical special effects meant to look obviously fake. The musical score by Bear McCreary have also been praised for its grand, energetic sounds and fun 8-bit video game. Reviews on the film have been posted on blogs and uploaded as YouTube videos. The film curently has no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes yet, but it lists that a 100% people "Wants To See" it.

Reviewer Jay Vales said the film builds upon the relatability of the web series with a smooth plot, unique comedic elements, and occasional good special effects. He commented the nurmerous deliberately campy and obvious practical effects and amateur performances creates an "overall charm" if one is willing to "leave [one's] brain outside of the theater." [83] Justin Lowe of The Hollywood Reporter calls it an "overly long and almost obsessively self-indulgent" work with production value which "hovers above home video quality by a few admirable notches", noting that "the filmmakers manage to capably anchor these disparate storylines to the central plot cncerining crusading gamers." [84]

However, the film has been negatively recieved as well. The film currently has a score of 6.4 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), which initially was at a high 9, but drastically lowered through time to its current score. While users have commended James Rolfe for working hard to release his debut film, most have criticized the movie for its script, convoluted plot, unfunny jokes, unnecessary and underdeveloped characters (particularly Mandi and Cooper), and the downplaying of the Nerd's humor and personality. Many also found that the Nerd's portrayal in the movie as an acclaimed celebrity (as shown in multiple scenes) could come off as self-indulgant and egotistical, and that the practical effects, while having a certain level of charm, nonetheless looked "embarassing" (especially the green screen effects). Additionally, a handful of reviewers went on to criticize the fanbase for giving the movie constant "10/10" reviews and for clearly denying and ignoring the film's flaws; most of the high-scoring written reviews for the film have been rated as not "useful" by other users.

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