James / March 6th, 2012
We’re in our final stretch of casting for the AVGN Movie. It’s been a tough decision.
March 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm
Thanks for the update James
March 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm
if you guys need a stunt cock, call me
March 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm
I’m going to send you an email in a few minutes. Please read it
March 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm
Who’s the idiot that didn’t want to be in your movie again?
March 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm
@r3dstar Steven Seagal
March 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Looks tough, but don’t give up hope. Use that $300,00 wisely!
March 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm
@Jingleboy Keep in mind that I’m pretty sure they have more than that $300,000, because James also raised money for a month on Cinemassacre.com beforehand via PayPal. True, a lot of that probably went into the new equipment he bought like better cameras and stuff. But I’m sure there’s at least a bit more there than $300k. But yes, he’s gotta stretch that out, and make it count.
March 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm
I get a kick out of these “offer” actors, as If It’s them being generous enough to be In you’re movie. I’m sure you guys are picking the right people for the job though. Keep up the great work and the updates are most excellent and appreciated! ~Tye
March 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm
@PoLaR_IV I’m pretty sure some of the “offers” are from actors that James and Co. would LOVE to have in the film, even as a cameo. In fact, he didn’t say so, but I’m sure a few of those “offer actors” will in fact wind up being in the film. Not with huge roles, but likely cool cameos like “Oh hey, that guy”. Also, keep in mind that having a “name” in Hollywood does mean that you can command a bigger asking price, which is part of the point of getting into the movie business to be a success in the first place. Sure, some actors can get a big head and be a dick about it. But in general, many of these more known actors have a schedule to build and maintain, so telling someone like James to “make them an offer” to be in his film, is their way of gauging whether or not it’s worth it to them to take the time to be in a small film by a (relatively) no-name first time feature film director, in lieu of accepting some OTHER offer they have to be in something else that might have a higher profile, be more the kind of project they want to do, and/or of course probably pay better.
March 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm
I would have loved to have been in the movie. Im just too chicken to send in an audition thing…n.n;;
March 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm
great to hear James! Once casting concludes that is when the real work begins…. No insult intended. Keep Up the Good Work!
March 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm
I wonder if anyone saw THERE head shoot they sent in, in the video?
March 6, 2012 at 10:29 pm
@BrianEntertainmentST *their, *shot
March 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm
i’d do it for free
March 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm
im auditioning right nao
March 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Im auditionaing right nao.
March 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm
i would`ve liked to see mike in the movie as the best friend or a lunatic villan (think joker in batman AVGN) but im sure james will pick other great actors for those roles
March 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Why isn’t Mike the best friend to the nerd? Seems way more fitting than to cast someone for that part.
I really wish I would have sent a video and headshot
March 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm
if only i lieve in the usa!i woud do the cast XD
March 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm
IDIOTS. If you guys are true fans of Cinemassacre, then you would already know that MIKE has already said that he IS NOT an actor and that is the reason why he IS NOT IN THE FILM.
March 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm
I’m glad that Mike isn’t being cast as the Nerd’s friend. I like Mike, but after watching all the other videos on the site and knowing that Mike is James’ friend in real life, it would have kind of ruined the feel of the movie. The movie isn’t about James Rolfe, it’s about the Angry Video Game Nerd. If Mike was there it would be too much like a movie or board game video and it wouldn’t have felt like the character.
March 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm
@DrDoug I still hope Mike has a cameo. Mike has never really been in the Nerd episodes as “AVGN’S Friend”, however he has been in a lot of them as various characters. It would be nice to see him play some character.
March 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm
@DrDoug I hope the glitch “troll” or gremblin would be included. He’s awesome xD
March 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm
I really am excited about seeing this movie. Man, it’s been so long for this movie. I hope I can see it in any theater. Will it be a movie in all theaters?
March 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm
@TheCrazyEinstien Problem is, to have distribution in theaters, a film has to get picked up by a larger distributor, like Paramount, or Universal, Sony, etc. It doesn’t HAVE to be one of those huge top companies, but you get the point. You can’t just get into regular theaters without a bigger studio picking your film up and paying to distribute it. A lot of smaller films, especially if there is high demand or even more if they have won awards, will be shown in smaller “art house” theaters which most bigger towns and cities have, though.
March 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm
@Devil_Rising @TheCrazyEinstien yeah but we made a zombie film and showed it at universal in florida?
March 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm
@Devil_Rising @TheCrazyEinstien Lionsgate would pick it up.
March 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm
@TheCrazyEinstien P.S. And don’t even get me started about submitting your film to the MPAA for an official rating, if you want your film to be picked up by a distributor and put into theaters. THAT’S where a lot of cuts sadly come into play in the movie business. *sigh*
March 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm
So the first question is, who are all the big actors who’ve come by? Yes, we want names! : ) Second, how does the wife feel about James acting with hot Maxim Models? I’m sure she isn’t too happy seeing hot models swoon all over “The Nerd”. lol!
March 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm
March 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm
Glad to see that the casting is going well. Can’t wait to see the finished product!
March 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm
We need a release date
March 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm
@HusainAlhamiri This is pre-production, its going to be a while.
March 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm
@scarmullet How long?
March 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm
@HusainAlhamiri @scarmullet A movie with only this much people involves isn’t going to be snappy
March 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Bruce Campbell is a name that comes to mind for this movie. Whether they asked or he offered, or even considered, he seems great for a role in this project.
I can’t wait for this film. I’m willing to travel to a nearby theater to see it! Take your time with it, but hurry the hell up! The suspense is KILLING ME.
March 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm
i wanna help
March 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm
Ugh! I wish I could help with this movie. The Nerd is the best!
March 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Thanks for the updates! Interessting stuff.
March 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm
I sent in my casting info a while back via email hope you got it!!
March 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm
I want to see Tom Savini as a villian
March 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm
Best of luck, not just with the casting, but with the whole film. I, like many, wanna see it. Thanks for the insight on casting in LA, too. Sounds very believable.
March 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm
What! Mother Fucking Mike isn’t cast as the best friends?! WOW!! IM more shocked than when they recast Norton as the Hulk!
March 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm
March 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm
Stop asking for names!
Don’t ruin the surprise for the rest of us.
March 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm
I don’t want you to ruin the surprise of anyone that is or even might be in the film, but can we get names of some of the people that were rejected or made offers to act in the movie but only for $25 a day? No spoilers, just something to tide us over.
March 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Why don’t you hire Bob Sagat? I heard he sucks dick for coke.
March 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Harrison Ford. We demand it.
March 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm
I think all of us want to see mike in the movie, there’s no fucking why to choose another person for the best friend char
March 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm
FLY MIKE OUT LET HIM CONTROL THE WEBSITE FROM LA
March 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm
I also agree, Mike kicks some serious ass. Put Mike in the movie.
March 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm
I’m sorry but, this is a low budget movie and you’re shooting most of it in LA? likely the most expensive place in America to shoot a movie.
I would guess you need it to be in the area for maybe the last half of the movie where the nerd finds the dumping site of the copies of ET in the desert or something like that, but besides that you should of just of stayed in PA , take a lesson from Kevin Smith, shoot locally with local actors and your friends, like you have for every other past project, that would save you a lot of time and money trying to cast and nobody would be charging you $2500 a day to be in it.
Finally, like everyone else I’d like to see Mike in this movie, I hope that he can , I know he has a lot going on just keeping the website up, but it would be nice.
March 6, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Mike is mother fuckin awesome…. He should be in the movie… A lot of people agree
March 6, 2012 at 10:59 pm
I’ll go with everyone else and say that Mike should most definitely have a role in the movie, but my guess is it wouldn’t be a large role. My guess is Mike would probably be happy with just being a small bit part / cameo while you do cast someone that will work as the friend character. I hope this all goes well and we can start seeing some of the final product.
March 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm
@robb0226 Mike himself said he isn’t an actor and isn’t waiting for any kind of role in the movie.
March 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm
kevin smith made a movie with 28,000 and it was excellent dont sell this short
March 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm
relaxe people. you would be lucky to see this movie in 2013. the summer of 2014 is my prediction.
March 7, 2012 at 9:22 am
@Doogrisa Are you serious? That is way too long for the release. At least sometime this year. At the latest early 2014- first quarter mark.
March 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm
Thanks you guys again! I know it has to be a pain in the ass to do these Nerd Logs, when you have so much going on already. I so grateful and appreciate the extra mile your always willing to go for the fans.
James and everyone connected to Cinimassacare, are such an inspiration. In the world of peanut filled shit we live in, its is always good to know that you can pick out all the nuts, and have a perfect Nerd Logs left in its place.
March 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm
Thank, am, you’re
Self corrections. Figure it out for your self.
Guy with a tie from Chicago?…. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUG!
March 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm
@SeussFehr of coarse!!!
March 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm
March 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm
according to wikipedia llyod kaufman is going to be in it is that true
March 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm
@kamate2 who’s that?
March 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm
@metalcommand the owner of troma a film companay http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Kaufman
March 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm
@kamate2 The only ‘acceptable’ movie I see in his list is ‘Slither’.
March 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm
You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life. GL you guy’s with all your endeavors
March 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm
mike, nuff said
March 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm
How about cast mother fucker mike?
March 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm
If motherfucker mike doesnt make an appearance at some point in the movie, I would be a little upset, he’s important to cinemassacre history. But nevertheless, looking forward to future updates, and of course, the movie!
March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am
@TheLHP MIKE HAS ALREADY SAID IN A PREVIOUS VIDEO THAT HE IS NOT AN ACTOR AND THAT HE WONT BE IN THE MOVIE
March 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm
@TheLHP Imagining this post read in Beavis’ voice was very entertaining.
March 7, 2012 at 12:02 am
IDIOTS. Mike has already said in his previous videos that he WILL NOT be in the movie because he IS NOT an ACTOR. IM SURPRISED YOU ‘TRUE FANS’ didn’t even know that.
March 7, 2012 at 12:03 am
@josh587 He acts in AVGN and Overanalyzers.
March 7, 2012 at 12:06 am
@Qufa Yeah I know that he does that, but he wont actually act in a real movie though. I cant remember what video he said this in but If you want to know i will find it for you.
March 7, 2012 at 2:01 am
@josh587 I’ve seen him say it in an a.m.a. at reddit. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t going to want to see him in the movie. Regardless of whether or not he wants to be an actor, would you like to see him in the movie? That’s all people are saying.
March 7, 2012 at 8:52 am
@josh587 Yeah but James should have told him to knock that shit out, and get his ass in the movie
March 7, 2012 at 12:14 am
@josh587 “TRUE FANS” CAPS LOCKS! Is James an actor?
Shut up - Mike is part of the website, he’s funny,. why shouldn’t he be in the movie. AVGN movie, serious business
March 7, 2012 at 12:20 am
@Stonen80 @josh587 Josh is right. Mike is not going to be in the movie. I dont think Mike wants to be in it anyway.
March 7, 2012 at 12:30 am
@Doogrisa @Stonen80 @josh587 He may not be,. however,. this is an AVGN movie right? No MFer mike, it would just be MFin’ mediocre.
March 7, 2012 at 1:19 am
@Stonen80 @Doogrisa Okay I found where it was and he said….
- I do NOT plan on being in the movie. I am not an actor.
- I am NOT going to be taking over for AVGN. James will return to AVGN episodes at some point once the movie is shot.
- I will be working on Movie reviews for the website while James is away filming.
Go to Nerd-Log Packing and search for it. Therefore i am right.
March 7, 2012 at 2:22 am
@Stonen80 This guy gets it. Exactly. Acting for fun in free videos over the internet is one thing, but being in a feature film is another. Anyone who’s modest enough to admit when they’re not good enough for something is okay with me. It’s the over confident douche bags that make asses of themselves that I think are retarded. You’ve gotta know what you’re good at and what you’re not. While Mike is a very funny guy, I agree, he’s no actor. Then again neither is James, and I’m sure he’d admit to it and agree. Just because you appear in front of a camera, that doesn’t make you an actor. Are you a chef just because you can boil and egg? Fuck no. Theres a difference between doing something and doing it well. James is a fantastic director and behind the scenes guy. His work in that department is fantastic and I love his style, and while I LOVE the avgn videos and laugh my ass off, its clear that he;s just having fun and not necessarily taking it really serious. That’s what its all about right there.
March 7, 2012 at 1:47 am
@josh587 He’s been in just about everything else James has done why not this? go back under your bridge troll, be gone!
March 7, 2012 at 4:33 am
@Johnthegamer You can’t be fucking serious what you just said? Just because they have been in nearly every video together doesnt mean Mike has to be in the movie with James. You trolls are like forcing him to be in the movie even though Mike has said he will not be in the movie and he is not a real actor.
March 8, 2012 at 1:02 am
@josh587 Hey! Wait a second. From the AVGN Wiki: “Mike Matei is an actor, writer and illustrator…”
March 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm
@kazekirifx @josh587Now this is just arguing semantics. Yes, Mike’s been several on times on camera performing the role of a character, which means that he did some acting and that may be enough for some people to call him an actor.
However, normally when we say that one is an actor or actress, it’s implied that he/she performs this craft on a more “serious”, professional level. It may be pretty hard to draw the line, and sometimes it boils down to whether one thinks of him/herself as a real actor/actress or not. Mike does not and that’s about it, he’s not going to be in the movie.
March 7, 2012 at 12:25 am
I didn’t realize that the angry nintendo nerd movie is going to be a decent budget movie. What is the movie’s budget going to be?
March 7, 2012 at 12:31 am
@bioject Over 9000 billion dollars!
March 7, 2012 at 12:46 am
March 7, 2012 at 12:28 am
I didn’t realize that the AVGN movie was going to be a decent sized movie with real actors. So what is this movie’s budget going to be?
March 7, 2012 at 2:17 am
@bioject He said the budget was originally around 75 grand but the donations totalled to somewhere over 200 thousand, and he plans to use it all. In fact he found that 75 grand wasnt going to be near enough anyways, so he was happy with the 200+ result for that reason. I think even 200 is very little to work with, though im sure much appreciated. Just think how much those big hollywood pictures cost. MILLIONS. even a 200K movie is going to be low budget. But hey, I love amateur/B quality movies. Those are the best kind. I’m sure James will be great with using the money wisely though. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s going to make it the best he can with what he has to work with. So no need to worry.
March 7, 2012 at 2:54 am
@CraigMillar I’m pretty sure the total earned was 324k or something like that. I’m hoping for a total homage to all things B movie!! He’s gonna rock it.
March 7, 2012 at 12:33 am
James, you need to cast Ron fucking Jeremy. He is desperate for some real film action and bet he’s cheap.
March 7, 2012 at 12:40 am
March 7, 2012 at 12:44 am
Who’s playing the Nerd?
March 7, 2012 at 4:58 am
a @statueofmike Hahah!
March 7, 2012 at 12:48 am
James Brolin as Motherfucker Mike!
March 7, 2012 at 4:59 am
e @statueofmike Best fucking advice ever given to anyone EVER.
March 7, 2012 at 1:14 am
SoI have a question and I always wondered if this was ever answered. Is this AVGN movie going to be free on here for the fans, or are we going to have to pay for the DVD. I hope I don’t seem like I’m coming off as a snobby person by asking if we need to pay for it or not.
March 7, 2012 at 1:16 am
So I have a question. I hope this doesn’t sound snobby of me to ask and I don’t know if this was ever answered. Do the fans get to see the AVGN movie for free on here or are we going to have to pay for the DVD. Again I’m not trying to sound like I’m being snobby, it’s a question of curiosity and I’ve been watching these for a while but I never saw if that question was answered before.
March 7, 2012 at 1:24 am
@FoxD89 That’s something I’d like to know as well. I know people were suggesting that IndieGoGo investors should get a copy if they donated $50 or so, but I don’t think that ever transpired. Hopefully it’ll be on here but keep in mind that it’s bound to cost a lot more to film than TGWTG’s Kickassia or Suburban Knights, so if he feels he has to distribute it immediately then that’s his call.
March 7, 2012 at 1:27 am
@A Person Yeah in the end it is his call. I hope its free, lets be honest who doesn’t. However the fans donated their money to him so he could create it and in the end that’s his project they helped with so if he wished to sell it than by all means. I know the fans who funded him would pay for it in the end. Long story short, I hope its freeeeeeeee
March 7, 2012 at 1:45 am
@FoxD89 My guess is yes, you likely will have to pay for the DVD, seems only right to me after all it’s fans like you and me who wanted it and James is spending his time and money to make this, so paying like $20 dollars for a DVD is the least I think we can do.
March 7, 2012 at 2:00 am
You should of just shot this locally in PA with your friends and local actors, you would be saving yourself a lot of money.
March 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm
@Johnthegamer If everyone was like you we’d never have anything cool in this world if no one took risks. He’s shot movies locally with his friends in PA all his life, he’s had enoughand wants to risk something bigger for a potentially much bigger payoff. You cant get that if you do the same thing over and over.
I keep seeing “AVGN movie” but for some reason I always say “The Angry Video Game Movie” or AVGM. I don’t know why but it flows better in my head. It’s probably best to have it be “The AVGN Movie” though, for brand recognition and all.