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ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE - Available on VOD/DVD This Fall


 

Based on the hit web series of the same name, ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE blends science fiction, adventure, and comedy to follow a disgruntled gamer who must overcome his fear of the worst video game of all time in order to save his fans. Hilarity ensues as a simple road trip becomes an extravagant pursuit of the unexpected.

It was in 2006 that Rolfe uploaded his first review clip, establishing the popular persona that has made him a digital-age star. His motor-mouthed alter ego became a web sensation and the lure of the big screen came calling. Rolfe, his co-writer/director Kevin Finn, and producer Sean Keegan, have met the challenge with this inventive and off-kilter homage to B-grade cinema.

Entirely crowd-funded by the webseries’ large international fan-base, ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE raised what was, at the time in 2012, the second most ever for a film campaign online. The film also tapped into its fans in the Industry, with more than 80 VFX artist volunteers contributing to the film and a score by AVGN fan and Emmy-Award winning composer, Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica)

The film retains all the elements that made Rolfe’s web series so successful — his delirious tirades and corrosive commentaries, along with a streak of humor comparable to Lloyd Kaufman’s. The film holds equal appeal for neophytes as a road movie that Rolfe carries capably with his Buster Keaton-esque comic turns. And yes, rest assured, Rolfe’s crafty critiques make their way into this love letter to genre classics!

ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE will be released on VOD September 2 exclusively on Vimeo and on DVD/BluRay in November.

Directed and written by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn
Produced by Sean Keegan
Original music by Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica)
Starring: James Rolfe, Jeremy Suarez (The Bernie Mac Show), and Sarah Glendening (All My Children)