AVGN Movie – Production help

James / March 7th, 2012

Do you live in Los Angeles? Do you want to be a part of assisting the AVGN Movie. Here’s some things we could use.

* Anyone have an above ground swimming pool that we can film in? Photos would help.

* Any stedicam operators out there?

* Anybody have some monitors (24 inches or more) that we can borrow?

* Anyone have a street we can film at? Preferably with an East Coast kind of look.

Send an email to [email protected]. We’ll look it over and get back to you if it’ll work out.

That’s all for now with Cinemassacre Classifieds.

 

Comments

  • Olivania

    March 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Too bad I don’t live in California :-/
     

  • ABOhiccups

    March 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I live in FL. But I will see the Movie after it was released. :-)

  • jennfowl1

    March 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Well, my husband and I live in the greater Los Angeles area (we’re not in the city proper, but we’re a bit east of Arcadia). He’s lived here his whole life, and had a follow up question for you:
     
    Are you looking for a suburban street, a rural area, urban type street, ect? We may be able to help you out there. I also have an old CRT monitor you’re welcome to, though I don’t know if it’s exactly 24 inches. Thing’s a beast, though.

  • March 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    @JamesRolfe If I can find a way to mail this monitor i got to you guys I would. Let me know. you guys can flat out have it. Oh, does it need to work? it may still run but I have no way to test it. Sorry

    • March 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

       @NEORaven667  @JamesRolfe he needs a high resolution video monitor, not one from staples. those are sold at b&h photo

  • JoeyT14

    March 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    If I lived in LA, I’d give everything to these guys. :(
     
    Come back to the East Coast!

  • Jake9315

    March 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    James, I have a suggestion, East Coast styled streets, why not try South Pasadena? “Halloween” made it so easy to identify with, because it looked like any neighborhood in America. Consider that.

  • korahn

    March 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Unfortunately I’m on the other side of the continent, and in Canada.

  • AndrewFysh

    March 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

    if i was living in LA you could film in my street….. for free…

  • TheShervinator

    March 8, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Check out the Orange Circle in the city of Orange. It’s LA’s neighbor, and it’s REALLY east coast.

  • MysterY186

    March 8, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Unfortunately I don’t have any of the things you requested, but I’d love to help otherwise!

  • YuL

    March 8, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Give me your mailing address I’ll send you a street and a pool

  • SforzandoFilms

    March 8, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Downtown Orange and Chapman University in Orange, CA both have a pretty East Coast look to them.

    • TheShervinator

      March 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

       @SforzandoFilms Chapman’s my alma mater. Totally recommend it :)

  • WillyDingo

    March 8, 2012 at 5:25 am

    You should get Simon from yogscast in this movie

  • Bud Spencer

    March 8, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I live in Europe and fulfill none of these requirements
     
    Good luck

    • danielxthextiger

      March 12, 2012 at 5:27 am

       @Bud Spencer thanks for letting us know…..

      • Dr_Woo9669

        March 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm

         @danielxthextiger  @Bud Spencer
         pretty sure its a joke

  • JeremyJones

    March 8, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Buy the monitors in bulk. LCDs will run about 70 each, CRTs even cheaper. Then when the movie is over put you johnny cock on it and sell’em on ebay. You will double your money back, Save that, if you want to pay for the shipping from Alabama I have 3 old 27 inchers you can have.

    • BreanStilz

      March 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

       @JeremyJones Hell yeah. Good idea.

  • NilsValkenborgh

    March 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hi, I’m a steadicam operator, I’m from Europe though. I sent you an email as soon as word got out you were doing a feature, to offer my services :). I also have a monitor (or 2) you can use.

    • March 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

       @AdamAlkouri Weren’t YOU supposed to send HIM an email? Talk about useless posts. :p

      • pro thizz

        March 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

         @Edward256 LMAO!

    • March 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

       @AdamAlkouri yeah, cause we all know everyone in L.A. is a brilliant writer/actor/director,  lots of reasons why real artist shy away from those places.

    • Khameleon

      March 9, 2012 at 4:02 am

       @bekahwho22 Yes because he’s going to go out of his way to email some random guy to ask him to come act…lol

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 5:26 am

         @Khameleon …. i’m guessing by her e-mail addy that it’s a she, rebekah apparently.

  • March 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    L.A. is too expensive, you shoulda’ been looking into Louisiana this time of year.

    • March 9, 2012 at 12:26 am

       @Richy0Rich Exactly, so I can fucking help out XD

      • March 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

         @zeldamaster17 it really is cheaper, though. L.A. is like that old uncle on welfare who wants every penny he is due. Lots of people in Louisiana would be willing to allow property and such to be used just as long as they are given an opportunity to be an extra. Hell, you don’t even have to put them in the movie.  and don’t get me started on tax cuts, if it is all legit.
        and,… there are a different people out here (don’t really need to say anymore).

      • March 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

         @zeldamaster17 i dont know about you, but If he didnt wnt me at my weakest, well I hope he can figure it out without going bankrupt.

  • WyattWL

    March 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Chapman University all the way! I’m a current student there.  The city of orange though is a good recommendation because there are some streets that have a rustic/east coast look to them.  Look into it dude.

    • pro thizz

      March 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

       @WyattWL you are supposed to send him an email.

  • DevGal89

    March 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    If you wanted an east coast look, why not film there?

    • JoeyT14

      March 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

       @DevGal89 I’m sure the majority of the film has to be shot in L.A, but for a small part they need an East Coast look. It’s too expensive to go back and forth and film. (Travelling costs, moving equipment, etc)

    • Devil_Rising

      March 9, 2012 at 2:48 am

       @DevGal89 This has already been explained many times. Most of the locations they’re shooting are in Cali, and the winter and even spring sometimes on the east coast can have too unpredictable of weather, or even harsh storms, which would totally fuck entire days of filming time. Time is money when making a movie, and things will go more smoothly in Cali. Besides, he said MOST of the film is being done on the East Coast. I’m sure some of it, like whatever footage of him in his “Nerd Lair”, etc, will still be done back home.

      • March 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

         @Devil_Rising  @DevGal89 the machine.

      • red66chevelle

        March 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

         @Devil_Rising  @DevGal89 Reminds me of the MTV Spring Break New York clip I was in… filmed in sunny California while it was storming back east… viewers were none the wiser!

  • Cheerio

    March 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I sent an email for a monitor 24 inches or above.

  • nick31189x

    March 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    i unfortunlly cant help i dont even have 24inch monitor the only size monitor that i have might be a little too small considering its only 21inches.

  • RobbieYang

    March 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    would be cool if someone from hollywood get you director and steadicam operator Troy Miller, James, though he is sought after by big-named studios and award show producers…

    • March 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

       @RobbieYang couldnt hurt to ask, buuuuttttt that might be the whole budget.

  • nowhere4321

    March 9, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I have a big pool full of monitors here on the east coast.
    I’ll film them with my stedicam and send you the footage.

  • gamez

    March 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I hate the fact that L.A. has become the epicenter of the movie industry. It’s so damn expensive there.

    • danielxthextiger

      March 12, 2012 at 5:24 am

       @gamez become? ummmmmmm….. anyone else wanna take this?
       

  • March 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

    your learning from this film so take it all in, and keep in mind some options for future horror stuff.

  • Marvipe

    March 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    you’re looking for an East Coast-esque street in LA??? good luck, my friend, good luck….

    • March 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

       @Marvipe if it was my first flick id a bought a shit ton of toys, and a warehouse!!!!!  that is all.

  • PatrickDoyle

    March 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    dang, what’s with all the backlash criticism, guys? you’re not being helpful if you’re telling james what he SHOULD have done. If you can help him with some locations or equipment, awesome. if you can’t, why bother saying anything?

  • Parry Hotter

    March 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    wow those locations you mentioned earlier ARE pretty expensive I guess

  • March 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Damn, I have a pool i’d gladly let him use, but i live in friggin’ Wisconsin, not LA. :(

  • Inspector Butters

    March 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Everyone asking him to e-mail you: According to the post, YOU are supposed to e-mail him. He isn’t doing a full time job right now, he’s doing ten full time jobs and is probably unable to send anything to you. If you want the opportunity, be a go-getter and send him your stuff. The address is right up there! :)

  • bassbaitthemonkey

    March 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t have a steadicam, but I could possibly operate one! I don’t know, it’d just be incredible to help out. But none of this stuff I can help with.

    • March 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

       @bassbaitthemonkey sure, take my expensive camera a fuck around with it!  we might need a shot where the camera gets dropped and kicked around.

      • gamez

        March 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

         @Richy0Rich  @bassbaitthemonkey What is wrong with you? Seriously, is there something wrong with you?. Do you have a disorder? First you praise James, then you’re insulting him? Say something nice about the guy or offer nice constructive criticism. Until than, I’ll be flagging your comments until Mike get rid of you. Change your attitude

  • March 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    ….well James is starting from nothing, and thats something in my book (keep that in mind with this film and I am sure it will be entertaining).  No need for big hollywood budget stuff just yet if you know your stuff.

  • March 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Pardon me, while i go film some cats for a charity.

  • fightgenie

    March 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    They filmed the outside of the Seinfeld apartments in Korea Town, Los Angeles. You may want to look around there. Also downtown LA has some buildings that look very much like New York buildings.

  • Gonarhxus

    March 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I live in the Soviet Union and cannot help with these requests. Best of luck though!

    • March 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

       @Gonarhxus they should film the desert scenes in Africa.  maybe they could capture Kono da’ clown in the process!

    • 19Szabolcs91

      March 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

       @Gonarhxus How the fuck can you live in the Soviet Union?

      • TheProfessor

        March 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

         @19Szabolcs91
         Boy are you dumb. He’s talking about Soviet Union, Idaho. Duh!
         
        (just fake trolling you there man, don’t take it serious)

    • Doogrisa

      March 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      @Gonarhxus The Soviet Union fell back in the late 80s there chief.

  • March 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    PatrickDoyle “caus’ you need to make like a circus seal.”

  • March 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    fucking faggot

  • March 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    go some place quiet like Barnagat,……. L.A.???? are you freaking out of your minds?!?!?!?!!?

  • March 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    go some place quiet like Barnagat,……. L.A.???? are you freaking out of your minds?!?!?!?!!?

  • Villarreal

    March 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Today I received my signed photo!! Thanks a lot James and cinemassacre’s crew!!
    Greetings from Germany!

  • March 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    screw over analyzers we need the circle-jerkers

  • ThorvaldTheBad

    March 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Is the classic nerd room gonna be in the movie? You know the basement where you filmed all of your AVGN videos

    • March 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

       @ThorvaldTheBad they need to nake a new DVD for christmas, instead of the burning yule log, the nerd lair for two hours.

    • danielxthextiger

      March 12, 2012 at 5:16 am

       @ThorvaldTheBad oh, you mean his basement? i’m pretty sure if james is having problems finding a pool in L.A. to film at….. he’s pretty pinched for other locations; meaning easily accessible/familiar settings will have to be used, such as his basement.

  • ThorvaldTheBad

    March 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    you could make 5 star movie on a cell phone camera and 20 dollar budget, it all depends on the person behind the movie and the amount of creativity and the energy put into it. I think James has a big passion for films so I know he can pull this movie off. the only thing I would recommend is  dont use those digital effects like you used in your avgn videos or use them very little, they will make it look too homemade and fake, like an amatuer youtube video or something

    • JeramieKruger

      March 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

       @ThorvaldTheBad I’d love to see a 5 Star movie produced from a cell phone camera… lmao

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 5:14 am

         @JeramieKruger see: blair witch project. terrible film, but it did very well considering the lack of everything they used to make it. it illustrates the point perfectly.

      • marcosnsouza

        March 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

         @danielxthextiger You said it yourself: “blair witch project. terrible film”. You really can’t compare the complexity of BWP to this movie. Imagine if everyone decided to shoot a film like that “because it is cheap and people will go see it”… well, they wouldn’t since it was made already. Kudos for the makers for finding a story that could be told as “easily” as it was. But the AVGN movie is not about a guy in a free location holding his own cheap camera and just talking.
         
        By the way, James has already produced movies that are much better and sophisticated movies than the Blair Witch, like The Deader The Better, all the way from his parents’ basement.   

  • March 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    James made me laugh pretty good with his first few vids, hope he can recapture that again.  funny is funny, and if it hurts somethings wrong.

    • March 11, 2012 at 5:27 am

      @Richy0Rich You’ve posted about a thousand one-line comments. Shut the hell up already.

  • March 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    i just say the same shit i hear on your videos ; )

  • JoeyT14

    March 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    James or Mike should create a forum. It’ll be so much easier to communicate. Staff to fans, and fans to fans. I think it would be cool. :)

    • March 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm

       @JoeyT14 Would be cool, but the trolls would only be more prominent.

  • Doogrisa

    March 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    @Destoroyah James knows what hes doing. A nice chunk of the money is probably going to the cast and crew.

    • nisbahmumtaz

      March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

       @MaxRodgers 
      Of course, of course.
      Let AVGN do the emailing for you.

  • CarlosGavira

    March 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    James is such a nice guy. met him yesterday night the rainbow in hollywood. he was kind enough to give me an autograph. keep doing what you’re doing. hopefully the movie is a success. 

    • danielxthextiger

      March 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

       @CarlosGavira honestly, i am really sure he is. he seems genuine and good-hearted. i just wanted to say that while i had the chance! lol
       

  • danielxthextiger

    March 12, 2012 at 5:08 am

    …… used to live this site… but now all it seems to serve as is an amatuer filmographer’s portfolio. i honestly can’t remember when the last time i watched something of quality on here was. instead, all i see are excuses/promises of things to come, yet seem to fall short. and btw, who’s making this film; the AVGN or his fans? i ask because every time i log in, i read of a plight followed by a beg for help….. not a good or impressive first attempt at a feature-length. i fear that by the time this movie is released, the AVGN will have faded into obscurity only to be replaced by the another one of the internet’s weekly personalities. i really wish james had continued with a working formula instead of putting all his eggs into a wet-paper-bag.

    • JoeyT14

      March 12, 2012 at 5:34 am

       @danielxthextiger for real dude? This is James’ first legit feature film attempt. He’s obviously going to run into some problems and need help from fans. The quality of videos have decreased a bit because he is busy with the movie. I still love this site and I know the AVGN movie will be great. 

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

         @JoeyT14 even if it were his 100th film, he is going to run into problems. when taking upwards of a year to make anything, problems will arrise, especially when making a feature-length. that is just part of being good at something, rolling with the punches and then dusting yourself off. this is where independant-feature-length creators shine or fade into obscurity. i’m sorry, but my disappointment is not something that is arguable. name one other independant film producer who goes to their fan base, weekly might i add, with a problem they themselves cannot handle? like i said, i’m an AVGN fan, a big one. but these days there is no AVGN to be a fan of…… if you think i’m still wrong, then is it safe to assume you’ve contributed significant amounts of $$$ since this feature’s production?

      • PhotexRI

        March 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm

         @danielxthextiger  @JoeyT14 the film industry is an industry of favors, people share gear, shooting locations and crew. 

      • danielxthextryhard

        March 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

         @danielxthextiger I didnt give any money, but smosh is an example of people who take handouts from fans, they even have a “weekly” video of them that entirely depends on fans giving them mail. Go watch one of their videos

    • TankTopSkank

      March 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

       @danielxthextiger I’m your biggest fan, this is Stan
       

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

         @TankTopSkank … did you just make an eminem ref.?… is that to be insulting? because if it is…. well you quoted eminem, lol

      • doorgoo

        March 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

         @danielxthextiger I see you trolling, you hatin, patrollin trying to be riding annoyin!

      • TankTopSkank

        March 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

         @danielxthextiger No insult meant mate .Simply your comments were getting kinda bitter..
         

    • PhotexRI

      March 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

       @danielxthextiger I assume you’re not in any sort of production field like audio/video/theater if you were you would understand what it means to have a vision. 

    • CloverWing

      March 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

       @danielxthextiger How is it falling short? Any video I see shows some progress little by little. Movies take forever to get made in Hollywood, this is just one movie’s process you’re more aware of from the beginning, so maybe you’re not used to how long it actually takes.

    • rocknrollheart

      March 15, 2012 at 2:00 am

       @danielxthextiger Dumb ass this site was always and will always be James’ way to expose his short films to the masses. He just happened to get famous from making the AVGN videos… Obviously James does not want to be an internet fad or else he could continue to make AVGN videos that his fans love so much, but James if a filmmaker first and the AVGN character second….you need to learn respect instead of trashing a character you obviously subscribe to and follow… so just shut the fuck up

  • AntonioSerra

    March 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I just love these comments from people who have not the slightest idea of the costs associated with producing a film. To all of them I leave a challenge, try to look at how much is making a short film, not even counting the costs of hiring actors, and then post the results here. I leave you a little help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_budgeting
     
    300k is too much? LOOOOL

    • danielxthextiger

      March 12, 2012 at 6:36 am

       @AntonioSerra kevin smith made clerks with profits from selling his comic book collection. i don’t know what his collection included but he admits to spending a lifetime collecting, not selling a single book until he had to, to make his first movie. there was no  internet to grovel to. george lucas tried making star wars for 6 years before finding a producer who didn’t want to change his “vision”. still not enough? darren arrenofski made the move “pi” with maxed out credit cards and bank loans. i could easily keep going with examples of why what james is doing is disappointing, but there’s no need to.

      • riddleman65

        March 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

         @danielxthextiger 
         
        Oh I see, so instead of asking for help from fans who would gladly donate their time, he should sell his most treasured possessions and max out his credit cards? This isn’t an ultimatum. It’s not like “give me money or I’m not going to make the movie” Whether he took donations or found producers, or whether he asks for help in finding locations or struggles with everything himself, he’s still going to do the movie. If there’s a way to make it easier for himself, he has every right in the world to do it. 

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

         @riddleman65 yes, respect is earned, not given. and the “vision” makes no differance to my point, it still illustrates it wonderfully. it’s kinda like a doctor who is attempting to finish his clinicals after completing med. school. however, he can’t afford basic needs while doing clinicals (its a non-pay job). do you grovel to mom and dad, or fellow students, or friends hoping for handouts, or bust some serious f’ing ass and get a job ad mcdonalds, just so you can finish your education. which of these scenarios shows a harder worker/stronger character. you see i look up to people like James, he’s done a lot! but now, i am having  hard tim looking up to him because of things like this. that’s not arguable, it’s my opinion, and i am a fan, or was……. :(

      • CloverWing

        March 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

         @danielxthextiger That’s not really a good analogy. Students can get money from many places, and it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Loans, grants, etc. Even money from supportive parents help, as most parents would like to see their child get an education. It’s not just ‘get a job to pay for school, or dont go to school’.
         
        I mean, doesn’t it make sense for him to post here to see if anyone wants to help out? Making movies is a fun process and I’m sure he’ll get some support ^^

      • flowers11990

        March 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

         @danielxthextiger 
         
        To be fair, all those movies with the exception of star wars are very different from James’ vision. Clerks was shot in pretty one much location ffs. 

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

         @flowers11990 yes, but i am not talking about the differance in these movies, but rather illustrating a common drive that was/is in all 3 filmographers.

      • David0706

        March 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

         @danielxthextiger Jesus Christ… We all know your standpoint on James and Cinemassacre making a movie. You don’t have to comment on every single post there is here saying “Oh he made a mistake; Wow he is a horrible director.” Good for you! You have an opinion like the rest of us do! I personally don’t agree with some of the things that James is doing but I’m not openly criticizing because I’m not in his position nor am I in any position to judge James. Now would you please shut the hell up?

      • danielxthextiger

        March 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

         @David0706 ….. then what is the point of a message board?

      • David0706

        March 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

         @danielxthextigerThe point of the message board is to voice your ideas and opinions. You’ve already done that so why constantly do it over and over? That’s just being an asshole.

      • danielxthextryhard

        March 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

         @danielxthextiger He’s made 90 other films with no help from fans, where do you think george lucas got his money? Besides starwars, all those other movies suck and no one likes them. No one had to give him any money, it was their choice for being devoted towards his cause and him entertaining us

      • alexshebesta

        March 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

         @danielxthextiger
         
        “There was no internet”. You said it yourself, but don’t you think if there WAS an “internet” back then, Kevin Smith, Arrenofski, and Gearge Lucas would have used it, provided they had a fan base they could communicate with? I think they would have. Times change, buddy. It’s not groveling, it’s useing the tools you have. I am actually a Huge fan of the Movie Pi, and if there was any way possible I could have donated to help make it, I would have. I could look back at it now and say “yeah, I helped make that.” But, internet wasn’t big back then. Now it is, and I am happy to help James. Times change, buddy.

      • johndoe777

        March 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

         @alexshebesta  
         
        your post is correct that times change.
         
        but concepts do not, a hand out is a hand out.
         
        it was in 1900 and it will be in 3000.
         
        plus remember you are arguing from both of your opinions and point of views.
         
        neither of you is right and neither of you is wrong, all you can do is post your ideals.
         
         

      • JoeyT14

        March 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm

         @johndoe777  @alexshebesta 
         
        No. One person is right. What’s so hard to understand that James is asking if anyone could help him? He’s not forcing anyone to do anything. It’ll just make his life easier if someone could help him out with locations, props and equipment.
         
        To be mad at that is just laughable. 

      • CloverWing

        March 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

         @johndoe777 So what’s so dreadful about a ‘handout’ anyway? Have you never in your life asked for help? It doesn’t make you less of a person, we all need help from time to time.

      • BreanStilz

        March 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        @AntonioSerra Dude, none of those guys had a huge preexisting fan base before making a movie. None of those guys were making a movie for their fans. They were making highly personal, quirky and artistic endeavors. James is not taking our money and making a movie that is just for his own passions. He is not making something for himself that only he can appreciate. It’s a movie for us. To have him ask us to help out when we can is not a bad thing, it means we get a better movie in the end!

  • Maoist Rebel

    March 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

    You’re the man, I’d help you if I could.

  • johndoe777

    March 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Boo
     
    - points for the nerd movie.
     
    all that money and you still cant get everything you need?
     
    i think there needs to be some serious consideration in goals and better producing.
     
    i know there are raging discussion about the money raised and still asking for help but as a industry worker myself, great producers get it done.
     
    shuffle money from this dept, from that dept and make it work. sacrifice here sacrifice there.
     
    name of the game, i just wanted to share my thoughts that i feel there is more than enough money raised to complete this project.
     
    now please, post about how much it takes to make a movie, and then point out that i dont understand movie culture and how the industry works.
     
    then please contact my employer:
     
    IATSE Local 478
     
    tell em to fire all of us and hire you guys as replacements.
     
     

    • Tsanas

      March 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

       @johndoe777 
      Sure sure..
      But why pay for something, if someone is willing to help for free?

    • jimmyeatsquaids

      March 13, 2012 at 4:17 am

       @johndoe777 as Tsanas already said, you don’t seem to get the point.do you REALLY think these guys won’t make it if nobody replies to this post? it’s called money management…why spend ALOT of money on something if somebody can help you out for free? this will help spending the money on things that can’t be replaced by fan support…think about that,before telling us that a “good producer” will get the job done…sure a good producer will get the job done,but with more sacrifices than needed :P

  • March 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Hey everyone I just wanted to be an Ass Hole and plug the podcast I am currently on. We cover all things nerdy movies, vidoe games, comic books. You can find it at http://www.zacandchuck.com or on itunes. Sorry for the plug guys. Thanks!

  • March 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Hey everyone I just wanted to be an Ass Hole and plug the podcast I am currently on. We cover all things nerdy movies, vidoe games, comic books. You can find it at http://www.zacandchuck.com or on itunes. Sorry for the plug guys. Thanks!  

  • March 13, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Plz plz plz don’t have the movie in 3D! Everything’s goin 3D! (Over used sequal title)the AVGN prop for the title would look awesome in 3D though… :P 

  • Richy Krimmel

    March 13, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Just want to apologize if i offended anyone. I want to see this movie as badly as anyone.

  • ConalRhysFawcett

    March 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I wish I could help you out.

  • JoeyTyke

    March 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

    What a bunch of morons these guys are James and Cinemassacre.  If there is anyway I could help I would be glad to.  I can see a lot of other people also feel the same way, and because of this support that you feel comfortable asking for things from time to time.  Not only would people not mind, I think they would be glad to contribute so they can “feel part” of the movie making process, and point back to it later and say “I had a small part in helping this movie get made”.  Any time you need something continue to ask your fans James, as they will help you out if they can.  These other trolls can just eat the rotten asshole of a dead skunk if they don’t like it and NOT get to chase it with a beer :)
     
    Good Luck James & Cinemassacre!!!
     
    P.S. I like Mike’s reviewing of really shitty movies.  Seems like a relatively easy thing you guys can do and still provide decent content for fans.

  • pro thizz

    March 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

    totally unrelated to this post, I just have to say how much I miss the frequent avgn posts that we were so lucky to get to have, back before the movie started to be the main focus of James. I remember a time when I first discovered avgn, There were so many avgn movies out already, that it took me months to see all of them, and this was when new ones were being released, oh how I was spoiled. I think I’ve seen every avgn review more than two times and some others more than twice. I hope he goes back to creating reviews like he used to, but i’m not sure if that will happen or if it will even be a good idea, hoping not to let it get old or played out.

  • xisthisloadedx

    March 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Ok so I have been a huge AVGN fan and know some of the inner circle people involved but I couldn’t refrain from posting on this. I am starting to get upset at the amount of petty things Cinemassacre is asking for handout wise. I mean for fucks sake, a 22″ monitor? You guys got over 300k in donations!!! you cant afford to buy a fucking 22″ monitor for 180 bucks from Best Buy? Give me a break. This outcry seriously needs to be evaluated again. Trust me, I understand the need for help but some of this stuff is getting out of hand.

    • AndrewMullins

      March 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

       @xisthisloadedx What if they’re looking for more than one monitor? Like 5 or so.

      • Vasioth

        March 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

         @AndrewMullins He has a point. Plus his budget isn’t exceedingly large. And while some of you will give that bullshit notion about Clerks being very under-budget, I’m sure these people would use the medium of the internet, had it been at their disposal as to the extent it is now, to possibly ask for help of some kinds. People need to stop growing impatient, and just wait. AVGN won’t die in the lime-light because he took a year or so creating a movie and not getting back to his character in snippets or what-not. If people were to say “another entertainment internet icon will take over his place”, then that is a pretty poor basis to go by aswell. If I lived in the area, I wouldn’t mind helping, in any way I could, instead of advocating negative responses about how long it’s taking him from, what I’m guessing, people that aren’t in the movie or film industry and don’t have any knowledge in regards to the background of creating a movie. Just saying.

    • Rowdain

      March 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

       @xisthisloadedx If they are looking for 20 monitors for only 1 scene (cybercafé scene,offices of a company or any room like this), is it really worth spending thousands of dollars for it ?

    • HenryDabrowski

      March 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

       @xisthisloadedx dude. they NEED that money for other things besides a damn monitor. They are giving fans a chance to help out. Not only help James but MEET HIM. 

    • nisbahmumtaz

      March 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm

       @xisthisloadedx 
      You must be one of those impulsive spendthrifts.
      It’s not how much you made, dammit.
      It’s how much you can save.
       
      James is being frugal here, and that is a wise thing.

    • JoeyT14

      March 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

       @xisthisloadedx Why would you spend/waste money if someone could help you out? That doesn’t make sense. 

    • sergio37

      March 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

       @xisthisloadedx sir you have ANY idea of production movie cost? “if you can get free, you must got it for free” Remember that

    • pro thizz

      March 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

       @xisthisloadedx If you donated money to the cause and wondered what he was spending it on, would you be happy if he spent it on something that he could’ve gotten otherwise, from willing and able friends and fans, for free? By your logic, most likely, he would be broke before the movie even got a chance to be completed. Sure, tap into the budget, on things that you could probably get for free, that is genius.

  • mrmcmc

    March 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Love how most people moaning have made movies themselves and know what James is going through with the costs

  • mydog8u2

    March 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I don’t get some of the fans–assuming we’re all fans here–who are so opposed to James’ appeal for extra help. He’s just trying to minimize the costs for filming, and I thought as FANS, we’d be the FIRST ones to understand him and be willing to help out. I’ve witnessed some terrible demonstrations of indifference on these boards by those few people who are ‘disappointed’.  Really? Is THAT the depth of your fandom? Here I am, feeling jealous of all the AVGN fans living in LA who get the chance to not only MEET the man but HELP HIM OUT PERSONALLY, and you whiners are complaining that his request for a few fucking monitors is stepping over the line? MONITORS?!? Big fucking deal! 

    • JimFleury

      March 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

       @mydog8u2 Couldn’t agree with you more.

    • JoeyT14

      March 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

       @mydog8u2 Well said. 

    • CalvinW

      March 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm

       @mydog8u2 This. Quoted for fucking truth. You assholes spouting out “it’s all a scam!” are retards. Yeah, 300 thousand, in MOTHERFUCKING LA of all places, is sooo much money to “retire” on. Really? That’s what you think? He gave up his continual revenue of being the AVGN to be in LA with a whole 300 thousand, and he’s scamming? Go away you fuck-tards, let us real fans do some help, so when the movie comes out, we can say we gave a pitch hand to the man who’s helped so many people deal with their lives by bringing in some humor.

  • BreanStilz

    March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    People need to relax. They’re just putting their feelers out there to see if they can get expensive locations and equipment for less money. This means a better movie for you, as funds saved here can be used on more important stuff, rather than paying some jagoff for filming in a drained pool. Relax.

  • JimFleury

    March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I agree that it doesn’t seem right to be so upset that they’re asking for help on something that most of us want to see get made. (And why visit this site frequently if you don’t want to see this movie happen anyway?) It’s a crowdsourced production, and they’re trying to get all of the help they can while also trying to extend the budget as far as it can go. I’m glad I donated, and it sounds like most people commenting are glad to help out in any way they can too.

  • JoeyTyke

    March 14, 2012 at 2:00 am

    It’s not like I am in the “business” or anything, but even to me it seems painfully obvious that the more you save on things, the better other area’s can be.  For example, James may save a couple hundred bucks on the monitors (and assuming he is as frugal about all his expenses,) James may have saved thousands, or ten’s of thousands of dollars.  Can you imagine how much better ten thousand dollars might make this movie???  I know I can.  It could mean the difference between an ending scene where James just couldn’t afford what he wanted, or a perfect ending made just the way he wants.
     
    Moreover, the point about “already having 300 K” is being retarded.  If fans have already sunk 300K into helping this movie then why would we knowingly let James fail, and essentially waste anyones money who donated?   NO… The fact that fans have donated 300 K means they SHOULD protect there investment by investing even more (if needed & if possible).
     
    Trolls go outside plz….

  • Calavera

    March 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Are you kidding me? Some monitors we can borrow? Are you serious dude? Your fans donated you over $300,000!!!! and you are telling me you can’t buy a couple of monitors, are you fucking serious? Dude quit begging, this is supposed to be you’re movie, first you begged for money to make it, now after over $300,000 you are still begging? What did you already blow that money on personal stuff? Probably bought a new car and put a nice down payment on a house, or shit for that much you probably bought a house! You are seriously pathetic to have the nerve to ask your fans for more stuff after all the money they have given you. I’ve what little faith I had in you completely.

    • Bomber

      March 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

       @Calavera  Yet, you’ll be back here next time he posts an update, just like you were all the previous times. 

      • Calavera

        March 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

         @Bomber  I never said I wasn’t coming back, I can’t wait to see what James begs for next.

      • tigamann

        March 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

         @Calavera  @Bomber Which makes you a pretty obvious troll, invalidating your arguments. Congrats!

    • g1X

      March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

       @Calavera *eating popcorn*

  • Calavera

    March 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I would love to know what you really plan to do with that 300k because we all know this is a huge scam and the movie will never come out. I can’t say I blame you though if people were dumb enough to give me 300k to make a movie about a guy yelling ASS! at a 20 year old video game I would take there money and run too. At the most you will probably make a movie that only cost you a couple thousand and pocket the rest of the money. To all the people that say “oh you don’t know what you’re talking about” “James would never scam his fans”  When you finally realize that the movie is never coming out, just think back to this post. I’m serious remember my post and then years from now when you realize the movie isn’t coming out or that it has come out and is low budget as hell you can think back “wow that guy was right, I feel like a dick for being shitty to him, I’m really the dumb one for donating money to James” Trust me the movie is never going to happen. James is living the good life off of all you suckers money. James has no obligation to make the movie. If he says oh I don’t want to make the movie now and keeps all the money there is nothing anyone can do about it, but knowing how all these “fans” behave they will still worship him even if he takes the money and doesn’t make the movie. They will say “well he has given us free entertainment so we owe it to him anyways” you do realize James gets paid very very good money from the AVGN? Sure you don’t have to pay to watch it, but he makes money from every view he gets. So you watching the video is your payment to James, you don’t owe him shit. He is making more money from the AVGN then most people will ever make from having a job. You all need to wake up.

    • pro thizz

      March 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

       @Calavera you make some valid points. but seriously, you think that he will pocket the money and not use it for what the fans intended ? Do you think that the movie will not come out ? maybe you are right about some of these things, if so, and if the fans ever realize that he is trying to screw the people who donated, what will happen next ? It is a little sad that there is something inherently unfair about this but you can look at it in a different way. If he is screwing us, then one day we will know. and that will be the birth of the avgm, “angry video game mob”, which will seek justice. I do wonder how much he really does make from youtube and all the other channels that get millions of views. If there were more knowledge and transparency, there would be no need for this paranoia. For now I will stick to my gut feeling that James is genuine, and not evil in any way.

    • Desias

      March 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

       @Calavera Who the Fuck pretends to need $300,000 and runs to the west coast without getting caught? #1 the Government keeps track of everybody with that amount of money. They’re probably forcing him to hold a bank account while doing this. Somebody doesn’t immediately get $300,000 unless they won the lottery Which then the government even knows about. So don’t worry James is not that much of an idiot.

    • AndreasPerssonFondell

      March 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

       @Calavera I think you’re paranoid and I think you need help. Talk to a psychologistbecause if you seriously think that 300k is enough to make a movie and pocket enough to never having to work again you seriously don’t have all you chickens in the coop.
       
      And the more money you save on the little things, the more money you can spend on the bigger things that really matter for the quality of the movie. I mean, 300k for a good independent movie? Did you know that a LOW BUDGET independent movie has a budget (according to the screen writer’s guild) of between $500.000 to $1 million, and that a HIGH BUDGET indpendent movie has a budget of between $1.2 million and $5 million+? You seriously have to learn about how things in life really work, and especially how movie production works. Filming at locations that cost $10.000-$25.000 a day isn’t cheap. Paying actors isn’t cheap. Paying for rental equipment like cameras, sound, and lights isn’t cheap. Getting licenses and permissions to film isn’t cheap. Now do you understand why he needs to get as much stuff for free as possible?
       
      You because you are a cheating asshole who can’t be trusted doesn’t mean that everyone else is too.

      • Khameleon

        March 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

         @AndreasPerssonFondell  @Calavera Apparently you don’t understand what a “low budget independent movie” is? I guarantee you 90% of “independent” film makers don’t have ANYWHERE near 300k.

      • AndreasPerssonFondell

        March 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

         @Khameleon  @Calavera You probably got “independent” confused with “amateur”.

    • RobinOttosson

      March 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

       @Calavera I think there’s alot of “can i borrow” between filmmakers in general, i know there is in the music recording buisness, sure you don’t ask a guy, can i borrow your  500k mixing consol, bur rather,do you have some drumskins the drummer just smashed his and i can’t get a hold of one in the same size. This would be the equvalent for the low budget movie buisness. When a major company puts money into a movie for hardware stuff they get about 50% in return from taxes etz and after the movie is recorded sell the stuff for about 50% of .the orginial price. They pretty much break even or very minor setbacks for such things, If you don’t have the money to put up in front you have to ask if you can use someone elses.

    • mca24

      March 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm

       @Calavera I don’t believe you are right. Have you at least bothered watching at least one of James’s videos? He is a film-maker and he likes it. If he says he is going to do the AVGN movie, he will. And you know what? It won’t suck, ’cause everything James does is great.

      • mca24

        March 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

         @Calavera also, 300k is not that much, considering the budget needed to make a film. And, yeah, it’s as you said it, this movies is low-budget, but that doesn’t mean it’s gonna suck. Think about this: The Room had a budget of $6 million and it turned out to be a piece of shit. The AVGN movie has 300k and I bet it’s going to 100 times better than The Room.
         

      • mca24

        March 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

         @Calavera also, 300k is not that much, considering the budget needed to make a film. And, yeah, it’s as you said it, this movie is low-budget, but that doesn’t mean it’s gonna suck. Think about this: The Room had a budget of $6 million and it turned out to be a piece of shit. The AVGN movie has 300k and I bet it’s going to 100 times better than The Room.

    • Azdak

      March 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      @Calavera i think it is you that needs to wake up. all this dude has ever wanted to do is make a movey, and ill bet you he will and it will kick ass.
      tell you what when you write and perform somthing half as good as what this guy has done over the years then you can criticize him.
      why is there so much hate and jealousy on the internet, its such bollocks.

    • jerkassstore

      March 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

       @Calavera What the hell is wrong with you? There are thousands of projects that ask for donations through IndieGoGo and other websites. YOU’RE a scam.

    • danielxthextiger

      March 15, 2012 at 12:37 am

       @Calavera well, he’s apparently using it to have his counter-part Mike, review B-movies and show us game glitches…. but not using it to buy monitors (kinda necessary) or pay for filming locations (also kind of a big deal).

  • TrueManaBeast

    March 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Calavera  is a troll plz do not feed the trolls

    • tigamann

      March 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

       @TrueManaBeast Well, thank you, good sir. Until I read your comment I was about typing an awful long reply to him that most likely wouldn’t have had any effect anyway, except giving him the opportunity to jack off to the attention I would have given to him.

  • c64kicksass

    March 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    The only difference between the trolls here and those doomsday cult people is that there is a definite date(, which is unknown,) at which these people will finally shut up and that is when the AVGN Movie will come out. Doomsday cult people are like “awww nothing happened… hm maybe next week”. Only way for trolls not to shut up is to found a “no AVGN movie society” parallel to “flat earth society”. If I had a time machine, I’d go back to 31.12.1999 just to watch their dumb faces when nothing happens after the clock strikes midnight.
     
    btw. for good monitors, try dumpster diving. Some firms have their own dump, if they happen to do CAD, they are likely to throw away old CRT monitors which are still functional and have A-Class characteristics.

    • CloverWing

      March 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

       @Destoroyah  Hah, except they at least have evidence to base their thinking off of :) 

      • macrojd

        March 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

         @Destoroyah hundreds of videos and AVGN episodes, you moron!

    • macrojd

      March 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm

       @c64kicksass set the camera to get a shot of the end of this year (2012) and you will get a lot of those stupid faces lol

  • Ellpoyohlokoh

    March 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I’ll have to check the size, but I might have some 24 inch monitors to lend out.  Do they have to be widescreen?

  • Ellpoyohlokoh

    March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I might have a few monitors you could borrow.  They might only be 21 inch though, I’ll have to check.
     
    Do they need to be widescreen?

  • TheShervinator

    March 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    If you do what you’ve always done, you’re going to go where you’ve always gone.
     
    James is doing something different, controversial even.  But it’s one hell of a step forward.
     
    Imagine if our government were like this movie.  “A government by the people, for the people.”  A movie made by the people, for the people.  Perhaps some people just can’t accept the fact that someone out there is doing something nice WITHOUT the intentions of screwing anyone over.
     
    If James walks away with a couple thousand dollars in his pocket from this movie, then good for him.  He earned it.

    • Olivania

      March 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm

       @TheShervinator Why? The fans already made him famous, and because of the fans he was able to make his hobby his job. He already got quite a lot from us if u ask me.

      • TheShervinator

        March 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

         @Olivania I guess the only reason I say it is because I have a lot of respect for someone who rises to the top based on his fan base and his work rather than status or prior wealth.  Hollywood can be a dirty place sometimes–we all know that.  A lot of people with talent get shunned every day, people who could truly become wonderful in the industry.
         
        Regardless of James Rolfe’s talent and ability (some argue he has some, some say he has none), he gathered a fan base the old fashioned way, and because of the fan support, he got to turn his hobby into his job.  I’d love it if I made people happy enough to do that for me.  Hope that made sense :)

      • danielxthextiger

        March 15, 2012 at 12:34 am

         @Olivania  @TheShervinator yeah famous….. i heard he’s got a private booth at Red Robin, lol. maybe e-famous.

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

         @danielxthextiger  @Olivania  @TheShervinator he goes to conferences and people listen to him (rooms full of people) and ask him for autographs, if that’s not famous I don’t know what it is. 

      • Khameleon

        March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

         @macrojd  @danielxthextiger  @Olivania  @TheShervinator You mean at video game conventions with people would sit around and listen to anyone?
         
        You think you’re famous because a bunch of game nerds know who you are? lol. “Kony” is more widely known from like a week of terrible facebook band wagoning…

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

         @Khameleon  @danielxthextiger  @Olivania  @TheShervinator sure, because in those conventions they invite people that nobody knows, and then everybody ask those strangers questions, and at the end a lot of them ask for autographs too to those complete strangers haha,. You really are a stupid moron! What a dumb! so now people ask for autographs and questions to complete strangers! Go there to talk and see how many will listen to you and how many autographs you sign, you stupid bastard! James is already famous, you fucking like it or not.

      • Olivania

        March 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

         @macrojd  @danielxthextiger  @TheShervinator He is well known :D

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

         @macrojd  @Olivania  @TheShervinator oh you mean comic-cons, or game-cons, like PAX? lol, yeah real redcarpet events. my cousin used to ink fror Silver Surfer, he lives in San Diego, so as a result i’ve been to san diego comic-con a couple times, i’m certainly not famous. furthermore, i asked some dude in a Michelangelo costume at the TMNT “Out of Their Shells” tour for an autograph. everyone who paid for a ticket did, i wouldn’t call the guy in a costume famous…..

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 1:03 am

         @macrojd  @Khameleon  @Olivania  @TheShervinator dude, getting james’ signature doesn’t make him less of a stranger. you’re world sounds very small and sad if you think you develop a relationship with someone you idolize just by them scribbling their name on some scrap paper.

      • TheShervinator

        March 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

         @danielxthextiger @Khameleon  I don’t think fame is the issue here. People may be arguing the semantics of his status, but we all know that’s not important.
         
        And please, for the love of God, keep Kony off this board.

      • SemisolidSnake

        March 15, 2012 at 3:13 am

        The fans didn’t make Jame Rolfe what he is.  James Rolfe made himself what he is.  He’s the one with the vision, the passion, the talent, who has put in the hard work and dedication to his pursuit.  He’s earned us as fans through his own merits.
         
        In fact, I think the reason he has so many dedicated fans is that behind his various characters, he’s a genuine guy who has worked himself up from scratch, and we’ve had the unique opportunity to go along with him step-by-step for some of that ride.  I, personally, find it a pretty inspiring ride.  We’re not doing him any sort of quid pro quo favor by being his fans, we give that freely of our own accord simply because we like him.
         
        I’ve donated to the movie knowing full well that the only direct material benefits I’m getting from it are some fun, cheaply-produced perks.  The thousands of others who donated knew exactly the same thing.  We still made the choice to donate.  The return on our investment will be to someday get to the see a movie that would never exist without our support.  Honestly, since it’s James Rolfe making this movie, I don’t feel the need to ask for anything more for my money.  He had indeed earned it.

      • SemisolidSnake

        March 15, 2012 at 3:16 am

        @Olivania
         
        The fans didn’t make Jame Rolfe what he is.  James Rolfe made himself what he is.  He’s the one with the vision, the passion, the talent, who has put in the hard work and dedication to his pursuit.  He’s earned us as fans through his own merits.
         
        In fact, I think the reason he has so many dedicated fans is that, behind his various characters, he’s a genuine guy who has worked himself up from scratch, and we’ve had the unique opportunity to go along with him step-by-step for some of that ride.  I, personally, find it a pretty inspiring ride.  We’re not doing him any sort of quid pro quo favor by being his fans, we give that freely of our own accord simply because we like him.
         
        I’ve donated to the movie knowing full well that the only direct material benefits I’m getting from it are some fun, cheaply-produced perks.  The thousands of others who donated knew exactly the same thing.  We still made the choice to donate.  The return on our investment will be to someday get to see a movie that would never exist without our support.  Honestly, since it’s James Rolfe making this movie, I don’t feel the need to ask for anything more for my money.  He has indeed earned it.

  • PatrickSayan

    March 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    if movies like let me see. blair witch project napoleon dynamite paranormal activity can rake in money then what makes you guys think this wont or will not work out? its just going to be like his reviews but longer with a bigger budget we all like the shorts i guarantee theres already a campaign for avgnmoviesucks.com without even watching it. maybe you guys can take your money combine it all make your own movie. can call it douchebags. starring you!

    • Olivania

      March 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

       @PatrickSayan  “its just going to be like his reviews but longer with a bigger budget”. Now this would be a huge problem. We are talking about a “movie” here not some youtube video. If he really turned the movie into a huge nerd episode (what I highly doubt), that would be a catastrophy.

    • Khameleon

      March 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

       @PatrickSayan A multi hour game review? Gee that sounds crazy exciting.
       
      And if you can’t how a small, 0 hype movie that’s not going to be anywhere outside of maybe some minor art shows isn’t going to “rake in” money like an actual movie…well, you’re quite stupid aren’t you?

  • Azdak

    March 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    lol

  • Doogrisa

    March 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    You can also use HD TVs as monitors.

  • DBZMagus

    March 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’m happy for James that he is finally getting his own movie and all, but I don’t respect the way he’s done it. Instead of instead of taking out loans and fund raising like everyone else has to do, he’s resorted to e-begging. He seeks to reap all of the rewards, while sidestepping all of financial risk. The fact that he somehow didn’t realize you have to pay for filming locations, and is STILL begging for more stuff makes me wonder if he hasn’t bitten off more than he could chew with this one. I wish him good luck and I hope it works out for everyone involved.

    • PARKSLang

      March 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm

       @DBZMagus seems like a minor thing to go on a rant about. don’t help if you don’t want to. but believe it or not the fan with the above ground swimming pool and the fan with a suitable street would love to help out and be a real part of the movie despite your negative nancy attitude

      • danielxthextiger

        March 15, 2012 at 12:32 am

         @PARKSLang  @DBZMagus yeah, that’s what i want when watching an anticipated movie; to watch the pool scene and think to myself “oh, that must the spot he couldn’t find on his own, wonder how much else of this movie didn’t he do?”. ……. doesn’t that take away some of the magic of this production from us the fans?

      • metalcommand

        March 15, 2012 at 12:34 am

         @danielxthextiger Uhm, no. I never, ever, ever watched a movie and thought ‘hmm, wonder if they paid for that?’ Elitist prick. 

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

         @danielxthextiger  @PARKSLang  @DBZMagus if you don’t want to know how the movie is going, don’t read this!!!!! Let it to the fans that care and want to know everything about it. Or do you read every message when they have a big SPOILER alert in the title?

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:47 am

         @Destoroyah  @metalcommand agreed

      • danielxthextiger

        March 26, 2012 at 10:45 am

        well duh dude! what other movie/s that you’ve seen has the director, or writer, or producer, or actor/s, or even the fucking water boy asked you to assist with? but if you knew John Woo had to gain access to a speed boat through means of fans in that boat-chase scene in Face Off, that is all you’d be able to think about rather then getting lost in the magic of a high-octane action/adventure when watching it.

    • danielxthextiger

      March 15, 2012 at 12:29 am

       @DBZMagus i agree with you whole heartedly. i don’t think he is “taking the money and running” but he’s def. living large. Turner Broadcasting pays him, not to mention the companies who pay to advertise through his sight. every click = $ for James. got anything to say about this “danielxthextryhard”? lol

      • g1X

        March 15, 2012 at 10:47 am

         @danielxthextiger “Click = $” Go learn how advertising works, you pompous, over-inflated imbecile.

      • danielxthextiger

        March 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

         @g1X at least you’re constructive

    • rocknrollheart

      March 15, 2012 at 1:54 am

       @DBZMagus You obviously have never tried to make an independent film come in on time and under budget……

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:50 am

         @rocknrollheart  @DBZMagus if it’s independent you don’t have a due date. you independently make the feature, then go around and try to sell it. and how many cinema projects do you have under your belt anyways? you seem to know a lot…

    • macrojd

      March 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

       @DBZMagus this was online fund raising, NOT e-begging. If you are not familiar with the concept go to indiegogo website and learn. But don’t accuse others of doing what they are clearly not doing.

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:54 am

         @macrojd  @DBZMagus hey man. i really need some help, i’m a little behind right now and, if you are able to, i could really use some financial help. please help if you can. i know others have helped me already, but i need some more. please if you could, it would be awesome. i’m not begging, i’m just trying to raise some funds, or fundraising. lol, riiiiiiight dude that’s not begging at all…..

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

         @danielxthextiger  @DBZMagus go to the indigogo website and read, you retarded asshole. Watch the videos explaining what James is doing, you illiterate moron. This is what inidiegogo says: “The world’s funding platform. Fund your passion.”. How the fuck is that begging. You are really stupid and like to share.

    • AndrewMullins

      March 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

       @DBZMagus How is not taking a financial risk wrong?

      • danielxthextiger

        March 17, 2012 at 1:27 am

         @AndrewMullins  @DBZMagus not wanting to take a risk shows a clear lack of confidence from the producer/creator. if they believed in their project, their Mona Lisa, so much they’d take the “risk” knowing it had no other option then to pay-off. this way leaves too much of a cushion for james for me to feel comfortable with.

  • JCrazy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:32 am

    You guys are clearly working very hard, if I lived in LA I’d be glad to help; let us know if you ever need help in Chicago! Lol I’m sure everything will work out great and we are all so excited for the movie, don’t listen to the naysayers. Good luck James and crew, you’ve got your fan’s support!

  • March 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    This is completely unrelated to this post but I just got my autographed picture today and realized the Postal workers in my area are retarded! Even though the envelope says in large red letters “DO NOT BEND” I received my picture in my mailbox, folded in half so it now has a giant fucking permanent crease down the center of the picture. Is their job really so hard that they can’t take two god-damned seconds to fucking read three words on an envelope? That aside, thanks for the picture James! I can’t wait for your movie!

  • PatrickZac

    March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    It’s funny how people can find anything to complain about. I don’t see a problem with asking someone for help. The AVGN started out as a project for the fans and it’s always been one since. So, why is it that now, people are complaining that he asks for ANY help at all, from the people that supposedly like what he does? Is James part of a huge production company that he can ask for money from? You guys do know that all those big budget movies you seem to prefer all get the money from their parent companies, right? THEY HAVE TO ASK other companies for stuff! It’s the same thing! Who is James supposed to get help from, if not the fans? He’s not even asking for money! Just props!Hmm, or what are we supposed to do?? We could just wait another 10 years for James to get $10,000 for his very own pool that he’ll never use again?? I, for one, actually want to see the movie. I suspect a lot of these posters do not. I think you guys think that you’re fans, but your brains are so full of BS and your ideology is so misguided that you no longer understand what it means to be a fan, or to approve of any human endeavor at all. 
     
    Any project like this is all about team work. Where did this notion come from, that fans aren’t allowed to help? Or that everyone ought to be totally self-sufficient. I think that’s a really arrogant and bigoted way to think.
     
    I also think that a lot of you clearly have NO IDEA how hard it is and how much work it is to put together a movie of any kind. And so what if he’s living comfortably? I’m glad he is (if he is, I’m not arrogant enough to presume that I know what his life is like). He produced something good and people are willing to pay for it–and some are even willing to help with it. That’s their choice. Some of you are so stupid it goes beyond belief.

    • macrojd

      March 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

       @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac “What is the person called that wants help all the time but doesn’t help anyone in return?” Provide entertainment is nothing? Get the project done (what people is helping for) is nothing? give ALL these videos for free (that you enjoyed) during all this time is nothing? You are really way more stupid that you think. And you really think that is so easy to get into the pants of a production company? And you really think that what James did and is doing now is just turn on the camera and make stupid faces? haha What a moron! It must be really hard to be that stupid!

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac it doesn’t work that stupid way, man. Do I have to explain that? Just check the thousands of fans, the millions of views, and the fact that he just asked for 75Gs and people gave him more that 325Gs to fund his movie!!!! I can’t see anything entertaining in your messages, just jealousy and envy. He’s a winner and you’r a pathetic looser.

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac as I said, pathetic looser hahahahahaha

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac there is no need of argument with ignorants like you

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:39 am

         @macrojd  @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac he also creates a script and says funny things. but none of that seems relevant anymore, as there haven’t been any avgn videos for quite some time….

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:40 am

         @Destoroyah  @macrojd  @PatrickZac …. so then you didn’t donate any money? because, you’re certainly not a fool right…?

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:42 am

         @macrojd  @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac … dude, proof read your posts before posting if you are attempting to sound educated.
         

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:45 am

         @macrojd  @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac dude, your icon is of you with your molester ‘stasch and your dog….. either you’re a very lonely man (obvious because yer friends would have told you to shave that thing off), or you receive monthly SSI checks because the government deemed you unfit for employment.

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

         @danielxthextiger  @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac my dog was my friend and he died in February last year. It was the last member of my family, since I lost my parents too. Thanks for asking. And about work, I’m a free man and totally independent, that’s why I understand all the efforts James is doing and all the crap he has to take from stupid social slaves like you that don’t understand a shit about what it is to be really free and follow your dreams.

      • PainSurgeon

        March 16, 2012 at 11:32 am

        It’s people like you, who do nothing but complain and criticize all the freaking time, who make the world as it is today seem so irritating. You have faults too, probably many more than others because you keep whining all the time and fail to see the joy in life. James makes internetmovies for the fans. It grew to something bigger, and he has the right to ask for help. Anyone can ask for help. Are you lonely or something or do you just fail to see that people like to help each other? Even microsoft started out small through some tiny sparks called “creativity” , “inspiration” and “ambition”. The fact that you try to break these down over here tells me one thing: you lack all 3, you know it and you can’t accept that others actually DO have it. Get over yourself you little bitch. @Destoroyah

      • danielxthextiger

        March 17, 2012 at 1:10 am

         @macrojd  @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac yeah mine died in august. dog that is. i am sorry about your parents. i don’t think staring at a picture of the 2 (you and yer dog) of you all day is healthy. i’m certainly no therapist or life coach, but uh…. yeah, thanks for answering my question

    • PatrickZac

      March 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

       @Destoroyah  That was a pretty lame deconstruction, if you can even call it that. What, so you’re plan is to deconstruct the semantics of what I’m saying, while ignoring the core elements? Brilliant.
       
      Although I’m glad you found my post interesting enough to read every last word over, I can’t share that passion with regards to your post, unfortunately. There were a few good bits but for the most part it’s just way to black or white. That’s a lot of bias and assumption making, in just the first couple sentences even. Are you really this much of a conservative moderate?
       
      Oh, and one last thing. I’m sorry to break it to you, but the word “fan” does not automatically mean “fanatic”, nor does in necessarily connote fanaticism. I use the word “fan” in the same sense as “admirer” and if you assume I am some kind of extremist fanatic. If that’s the case, that you really lost this argument as soon as you looked at your keyboard LOL. I like how you tried to make the stretch though, assuming I’m not within 5 feet of a dictionary. Perhaps you aren’t?
       
      I think you missed my point, which was there is fundamentally nothing wrong with what he’s doing. Perhaps I simply admire his work. Are you saying one should not support him because he is not worthy of it?? And why would you think that? How are you qualified to say that? Also, why do you ignore my assertion that making a movie is not easy? You reply with lot’s of stuff is hard, but you ignore all context (I thought that was funny). That’s like saying, “YEAH well, astro-physics is hard, but lots of shit is hard!” Do you see how that kind of response just totally averts the main point? I’m also missing the part where waking up is hard. For me, waking up is easy. Are you some kind of hungover drunk? Wouldn’t be surprised.
       
      My contention was that there is no need to condemn his methods with such vehemency. No one here is qualified to say how James wants to handle his project. That is the point, and ya missed it. And ya even went it proved it further with you’re brilliant one-sided response. :)
       
      Cheers!

    • PatrickZac

      March 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      @Destoroyah
      That was a pretty lame deconstruction, if you can even call it that. What, so you’re plan is to deconstruct the semantics of what I’m saying, while ignoring the core elements? Brilliant.
       
      Although I’m glad you found my post interesting enough to read every last word over, I can’t share that passion with regards to your post, unfortunately. There were a few good bits but for the most part it’s just way to black or white. That’s a lot of bias and assumption making, in just the first couple sentences even. Are you really this much of a conservative moderate?
       
      Oh, and one last thing. I’m sorry to break it to you, but the word “fan” does not automatically mean “fanatic”, nor does in necessarily connote fanaticism. I use the word “fan” in the same sense as “admirer” and yet you assume that I, and others, are some kind of extremist fanatics. If that’s the case, that you really lost this argument as soon as you looked at your keyboard LOL. I like how you tried to make the stretch though, assuming I’m not within 5 feet of a dictionary. Perhaps you aren’t?
       
      I think you missed my point, which was there is fundamentally nothing wrong with what he’s doing. Perhaps I simply admire his work. Are you saying one should not support him because he is not worthy of it?? And why would you think that? How are you qualified to say that? Also, why do you ignore my assertion that making a movie is not easy? You reply with lot’s of stuff is hard, but you ignore all context (I thought that was funny). That’s like saying, “YEAH well, astro-physics is hard, but lots of shit is hard!” Do you see how that kind of response just totally averts the main point? I’m also missing the part where waking up is hard. For me, waking up is easy. Are you some kind of hungover drunk? Wouldn’t be surprised.
       
      My contention was that there is no need to condemn his methods with such vehemency. No one here is qualified to say how James wants to handle his project. That is the point, and ya missed it. And ya even went it proved it further with you’re brilliant one-sided response. :)
       
      Cheers!

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac the defense came after the attack, so the vehemency was just a response. And you are not criticizing, you are accusing (James and fans). Conclusion, you are a moron! haha

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

        @Destoroyah @PatrickZac now the accusation is “immature”. Your answers prove that what I’m saying is right and valuable. You are the only one that refuses to understand. I sense a christian fundamentalist with a lot of trouble dealing with the fact that people gave 300gs to a guy that is cursing on video to take that to the next level and make an entire movie about it. If that’s the case, we are not responsible for your brain wash, man. Go complain to your fucking preacher. 

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickZac :-) go pray to your fucking jesus man

    • danielxthextiger

      March 16, 2012 at 12:36 am

       @PatrickZac I sent a txt to donate $5 with Japan’s recovery efforts. in now way would i consider myself “part of the team” just because i threw a few bucks at them. the teams of those on site getting their brows sweaty, and hands bloody. same goes for those who donated to James, as you said it yourself “a movie takes a lot of work”. and those clicking a paypal button aren’t doing the work.

      • Jasonpaine714

        March 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

         @danielxthextiger wasn’t the minimum $10 for the text rates? Your parents must have been mad at that fake bill. I applaud macrojd for trying to humor both of your idiotic boasts. Besides movies cost a lot to make and James, because his fans gave him more money than expected, wants to make it extra special. If it’s editing or feeding the cast everyday of production, the costs add up. when you move out of your parents house then you’ll understand.

      • danielxthextiger

        March 17, 2012 at 1:19 am

         @Jasonpaine714 i got my LPN in 2004, 3 years after graduation from high school. since then i’ve been on my own, accept for when me and my finace moved in together. and no, the red cross was taking 5, 10, and 20 dollar donations, plus tax and txt rates might i add ( F’ing Bullshit!). BTW, kevin smith made clerks (very on par with what we’ve come to expect from james) with 25k-30k$. continuing with his formula he made “the jersey trilogy” which really gave him bragging rights/clout. now he’s a near household name.

    • AndrewKlingerman

      March 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

       @PatrickZac I completely agree with you, they don’t understand how hard it is to start off making movies, if you can’t get your money from the fans, who can he get it from? Besides, the fans are going to be paying the same amount of money they donated just to get into the movie theater and watch his film, so they really aren’t using their heads

    • imatanos

      March 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

       @Destoroyah 
      “Is James part of a huge production company that he can ask for money from?”
       
      No. But maybe he should be. Why isn’t he?
       
      So he can retain control over the creative direction and how it’s released. He mentioned this in an earlier post.
       
      “He’s not even asking for money!”
       
      Three hundred thousand dollars.
       
      He set up a fundraiser for 75K, donations exceeded the amount. If I’m trying to do a project on a shoestring budget and end up with more money than I expected, should I immediately up my spending to match all the money I now have? No, probably not, because that’s how you run out of money. If I needed a dozen monitors for one scene, I wouldn’t go down to Best Buy and spend seventy bucks on each one of them, then lock them away in storage. Just because you have the money to burn doesn’t mean you should.
       
      “We could just wait another 10 years for James to get $10,000 for his very own pool that he’ll never use again??”
       
      Three hundred thousand dollars. And I’m sure pools can be rented (with money!). Trust me.
       
      Again, why spend money if it can be avoided? If one person has a pool they’d be willing to let them use for free, why spend money on getting one? If the resources are available without cost, why spend money? So people like you can feel vindicated in donating because he’s going to buy/rent every single element of the movie just because his budget got bigger?
      Finally, with your passive attitude in this comment and several others towards making a film, I’d like to ask: Have you made one yourself? If so, why not show us what you can do? Since you obviously know how to budget a movie, and with proper planning, making one is no challenge, show us what a well-made, well-planned movie looks like.

  • PatrickSayan

    March 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    it should be an honor to help with this movie or to be apart of it. no ones putting a gun to your head saying you have to do anything. and if this pisses you off so bad why are you paying attention to it? don’t have anything better to do? enjoy the ride. people are to quick to criticize and easily offended by the smallest thing. HOW DARE SOMEONE DO SOMETHING THAT DOESNT IMPACT MY LIFE! go suck the irate gamers dick and have a nice day.

    • macrojd

      March 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

       @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan you healthier? haha you are just a stupid moron and a pathetic looser that needs to minimize the success of others to provide value to his stupid life. That’s what you have done so far: pretend that James didn’t do anything and people just gave him money because they are dumb. I can’t imagine how awful must be to live with yourself.

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan yeah, right, like Hitler, your friend. Let me ask you a question, are you a christian fundamentalist or something?

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan sure, making videos since 2004 and movies since he was almost a child, I’m pretty sure his time will come, but the result is not going to be what fucking haters like you expect.

      • macrojd

        March 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm

         @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan I don’t like popular people, I like James’ work, you stupid moron!

      • danielxthextiger

        March 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

         @macrojd  @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan keep in mind he’s been casting for over three months now, and that 300K somehow isn’t enough to buy a 30$ monitor/s from goodwill or pay for a permit to close down and ten film in a needed setting.

      • xisthisloadedx

        March 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

         @danielxthextiger  @macrojd  @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan  Exactly. If all this shit is ultimately given for free or supported by fans, THEN WHY ASK FOR DONATIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE?!? pass it off as a fan supported film by everything giving him everything he needs. Like I said before. TAKE OUT A BANK LOAN. pay for it with YOUR OWN money. CHRIST!!!

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

         @xisthisloadedx  @danielxthextiger  @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan yeah, because is so easy to get 300gs out of your pocket or a bank haha. You really are that ignorant???

      • JHFilmMusic

        March 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

         @Destoroyah James is one of the hardest working and successful entertainers on the planet. If I had a spare million, I’d fund his whole damn movie.

      • danielxthextiger

        March 17, 2012 at 1:02 am

         @macrojd  @xisthisloadedx  @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan it’s called a business loan, similar to a mortgage with the exception of needing some sort of business plan and projection estimates.

    • JoeyTyke

      March 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

       @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!
       
      Seriously… Just shut up man.  Your not funny, witty, clever, smart, intelligent, insightful, informative, a good influence or any other shit you wanna be.  Your annoying and shut the fuck up.  You wanna be a good influence?  Go to a youth centre and help.  Dont come to an 18+ site and be a fookin dooshbag!
       
      But please, most importantly… STFU!!!
       
      (THIS IS AIMED AT DESTROYAH, NOT PATRICK)

    • AndrewMullins

      March 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

       @Destoroyah  @PatrickSayan But all of that works the other way around. I think we should give James the benefit of the doubt.

    • mattbchillin

      March 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

       @Destoroyah
       An influence? YOU FUCKING WASTE YOUR LIFE TROLLING ON A PERSON WHO IS SMARTER, FUNNIER, AND ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING WITH HIS LIFE!

      • bichodigital

        March 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

         @mattbchillin Lol, it’s really funny reading “ask for a bank loan” as an alternative, it’s not that the US is in a recession or anything.

  • JulienBodart

    March 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I don’t get it !  After watching a video, I use to enjoy looking at all the comments under it, cheerful and positive.  I remember how people use to become crazy just to be the first to comment on an new AVGN episode.   
     
    But now, what is it all about ?  Why is there haters around here ?  I mean, if you don’t like James’ work or characters or whatever, just GTFO, no ?  I mean, this place is for people who actually enjoy AVGN and who wants to see this movie AT LAST like I do.  Y’know, if James Rolfe asks for help on any project whatsoever, I think any fan would be happy to help !  I don’t like how you haters sees life.  Why would James be forced to give us fun and laughter over and over since years, but when he asks for something he becomes a “whateveryoucallit”. 
     
    Point is, if you don’t like AVGN or James Rolfe’s work, just don’t come here. 

    • xisthisloadedx

      March 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

       @JulienBodart It’s called Corporate Greed, Julien. Do you understand how many movies are made every year without fan supported funding? It’s the greed factor that most people are getting annoyed with. Take out a bank loan, do some fundraising through auctions, do something else other than beg your fans for “free money”
       

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

         @xisthisloadedx  @JulienBodart and is envy what drives people like you and turn it into disgusting human beings that wants dreams of nice people destroyed. You can’t understand someone’s success and therefore see fan support and funding as waste of money and these dreamers as greedy people. Your envy and ignorance turned you into a more disgusting person than the really greedy people you intend to criticize. 

      • xisthisloadedx

        March 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

         @macrojd  @JulienBodart You’re a fucking idiot. Grow up and get a job.

      • macrojd

        March 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

         @xisthisloadedx  @JulienBodart sure, don’t worry, I will go to the dumpster right now to find a pathetic life like yours.

      • Huloo

        March 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

         @xisthisloadedx Just fyi it’s not free money. I mean because we gave some money, he gave us something back. I donated and just today i received my signed photo of the Nerd (which I’m super happy about) and soon I’ll get my own copy of the script. Stop being such a hater just because he managed to get more than enough support from his fans alone. Def not a scam when I have actual proof in my hand looking at it right now that James is good on his word. If you’re going to spew your shit about corporate greed then GTFO. Why don’t you go spreading that where it belongs, like the studios that keep theatrically releasing the same damn movie but it’s somehow different bc there’s “never before seen 12 minutes of footage” or freaking 3D added to it. We didn’t HAVE to give him money, you know. He didn’t threaten to close down the site or stop making videos. He asked us and we responded to how we wanted to. You’re just being a fucking idiot.

    • AndrewMullins

      March 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

       @JulienBodart don’t mind people like them. They’re trolls trying to get people’s attention. Plus there’s no proof the nerd’s “scamming” anybody and given his track record I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt

  • xisthisloadedx

    March 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Anybody have an airplane? Anyone have some extra napkins? Anyone have a street that we can drive on? Anyone have some air? Anyone have diarrhea? Anyone have a phone we can use to make long distance calls? Anyone have a NES we can borrow, blow up and return? Anyone want to make this movie for us for free? Anyone want to give us more money? (we’re not spending any out of pocket like a real first production) Anyone have herpes? Anyone want to drive to California to deliver us some burritos?

    • metalcommand

      March 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

       @xisthisloadedx Anyone has a banhammer for you?

    • mattbchillin

      March 19, 2012 at 1:52 am

       @xisthisloadedx
       how about this, you make a movie and see if its fucking easy asshole!

    • danielxthextiger

      March 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

       @xisthisloadedx haha, exactly

  • Maik

    March 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    erm… idk why you guys waste your time with those trolls

    • macrojd

      March 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

       @Maik you are right, my mistake :-) thanks

  • cobaltnightsky

    March 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    For all the trolls: Don’t feed them! Ignore them… I  bet they even did not give anything…
     
    James and his mates (and wife) may be facing difficulties, so what ? They may have under-estimated the fees and whatever, but they will need support. Being in their shoes must not be nice right away. Instead, they must be feeling in deep shit with so many fans they don’t want to disappoint.
     
    They need support, not troll-feeding!
    All my best to you, even if you have to finish the movie in James’ garden, I will not care.
    Keep the work going, ask whatever you need if it can help. I would send stuff over the Atlantic if I could help!
     
     

    • Huloo

      March 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

       @cobaltnightsky Well said .. It just sucks you can’t escape from the trolls. For whatever reason, I thought this would be a site where people could gather and watch videos this guy makes for us and be content. But no .. there’s always a troll that finds their way here. *sigh*

    • GreatSoren

      March 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

       @Destoroyah  @cobaltnightsky
       Nobody called you a troll specifically. Also nobody said specifically that sceptics are trolls. The trolls are the people who state ridiculous arguments to lure people into pointless arguments.

  • March 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Its just a shame that i live on the other side of the globe. But i hope this will work out well, even how it will end up i will surely enjoy it. Been doing that since 2006. And i dont think this movie will make any diffirence. It will be a AVGN “video” but a longer version. Which in term is alot more awesome, instead of having my AVGN marathons with Star Trek and Star Wars. It will just be a big movie. O well James, i hope it will work out. and im sure this will be a great achivement if someone would be willing to help. 

  • BonafideBreezZy

    March 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Sad how some people don’t realize this is one of James’ dreams… which is to develop a lengthy movie compared to his many clips, if only he could receive the support he deserves instead of the non-stop trollin and complaining from “some” arrogant fans. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK JAMES, MOTHERFUCKER MIKE, AND BAD LUCK BOOTSY!  

    • delandrews

      March 17, 2012 at 12:44 am

       @BonafideBreezZy Hell yeah!

    • macrojd

      March 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

       @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy and then his fans has to go to your church to get a nice brain wash and enjoy your “healthy influence” haha. You are just human trash.

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy trying what? haha you are lying and misleading and insulting and accusing. What do I have to try to do, explain to you that you are a fucking moron? That’s pretty clear. You treat a nice and hard working guy like James as a thief and a scammer, when we all can watch his videos and see all his hard work and how he is expending the money to make his dream reality. We know how the real world is, is you who lives in that fantasy world in which your twisted and disgusting mind is a healthier influence for young people haha. You are just human trash, that’s obvious. Nothing to explain there.

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy just watch the videos and learn, you moron! in the videos he explains and SHARES everything. You just have to watch. And by the way, how do you support your accusations?

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy oh, so you are able to detect a bad guy and a scammer buy just watching his videos but we CAN’T see the honest and hard working guy he is buy following him for YEARS and listen to everything he declares and says all this time??? You just said that you can’t judge a guy by watching his videos but that’s what you just did!!!! hahahaha You must have a superior mind, or… wait, no, you probably hear voices at night. Does your stupid god talk to you and tells you who is evil and who’s not? Did he tell you that you are a fucking moron and you should go FUCK yourself?

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy oh, so you are able to detect a bad guy and a scammer by just watching his videos but we CAN’T see the honest and hard working guy he is buy following him for YEARS and listen to everything he declares and says all this time??? You just said that you can’t judge a guy by watching his videos but that’s what you just did!!!! hahahaha You must have a superior mind, or… wait, no, you probably hear voices at night. Does your stupid god talk to you and tells you who is evil and who’s not? Did he tell you that you are a fucking moron and you should go FUCK yourself?

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy oh, so you are able to detect a bad guy and a scammer buy just watching his videos but we CAN’T see the honest and hard working guy he is by following him for YEARS and listen to everything he declares and says all this time??? You just said that you can’t judge a guy by watching his videos but that’s what you just did!!!! hahahaha You must have a superior mind, or… wait, no, you probably hear voices at night. Does your stupid god talk to you and tells you who is evil and who’s not? Did he tell you that you are a fucking moron and you should go FUCK yourself?

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy oh, so you are able to detect a bad guy and a scammer by just watching his videos but we CAN’T see the honest and hard working guy he is by following him for YEARS and listen to everything he declares and says all this time??? You just said that you can’t judge a guy by watching his videos but that’s what you just did!!!! hahahaha You must have a superior mind, or… wait, no, you probably hear voices at night. Does your stupid god talk to you and tells you who is evil and who’s not? Did he tell you that you are a fucking moron and you should go FUCK yourself?

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

         @Destoroyah  @BonafideBreezZy nope. this is what I said: “we all can watch his videos and see all his hard work and how he is expending the money to make his dream reality”. You are just a stupid moron and a fucking fundamentalist denying the real world.

      • macrojd

        March 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

         @Destoroyah haha looser! I’ve been attacking you since the beginning, you have to resort to that now because you are trapped in the corner. Like any fucking fundamentalist, liar and delusional.

      • metalcommand

        March 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

         @macrojd  @Destoroyah Feedest ye notte trolls.

      • metalcommand

        March 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

         @Destoroyah  I will not be drawn in this discussion, because it’s already clear what you think. I’m not convinced that you won, though. That’s all I got to say. Just one question you just have to answer for yourself: why are you on this website? You can answer, but I won’t respond. Do with it as you please.

      • metalcommand

        March 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

         @Destoroyah In other words, trolling. Annoying people, starting flame wars, etc. Case closed. Have a good life, sir.

    • BonafideBreezZy

      March 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

       @Destoroyah You really are a troll, for even wasting your time to reply back to me with such ignorance and stupidity, what’s even more sad is that you have to waste space on this comments page with your negativity. I hope you mature someday and move out of your mom’s place, but until that day comes you will always be that loser that thinks they can “harass others” in the comfort of their mom’s home. 

      • mattbchillin

        March 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm

         @Destoroyah
        Europe, I could tell because of how ignorant you are, most europeons are.

      • mattbchillin

        March 19, 2012 at 1:33 am

         @Destoroyah
        I would say something to piss you off but ur not worth my time.

      • PaulMalone

        March 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

         @Destoroyah 

      • PaulMalone

        March 20, 2012 at 4:34 am

         @Destoroyah 
        Except for people living in Ireland, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain!

  • delandrews

    March 17, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I have a feeling James and his Crew are a smart bunch – they’ll figure something out and get what they want :)

  • Sizednochi

    March 17, 2012 at 6:14 am

    THIS PLACE IS A SHITHOLE! GOD FUCKING DAMNIT ALL I CAN SEE ARE SHIT COMMENTS STOP THIS BULLSHIT! Seriously! James kicks ass, let him do what he wants to do. If you don’t like him then so be it, go do whatever other shit you have to do in your life. but STOP COMPLAINING LIKE AN ANNOYING LITTLE PUSSY.

    • imatanos

      March 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

       @Destoroyah 
      Good lord, are you seriously still here whining about this? Most people usually take a couple hours to vent their anger. You’ve been at this for weeks now.

      • mattbchillin

        March 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

         @Destoroyah
         Oh there you are, your always bitching in most vids, I can’t believe I had trouble finding you.

  • AndrewMullins

    March 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    @ James I’m sorry that I can’t help since I live on the other coast. But when your movie comes out it’s a day one watch. Don’t listen to the naysayers going after you. A lot of directors deal with detractors like them but they never gave up and so should’nt you.

  • March 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I’m so ashamed to enter here lately and see certain comments. The internet should be only for ages 18 and Up, because the amount of immature speech i read everyday its alarming.

  • metalcommand

    March 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Mike, can’t you ban some of those idiots? Having an opinion is fine, but constantly spamming it in the comments is just annoying and just food for flamewars. People gave James money because they are fans and they believe in him. Believe that he can make a decent movie. It’s a lot of money, but just a question: do you want to see your money vaporize in something als trivial as a flatscreen, or in the actual production of the movie? He also admitted that the movie will be a lot more expensive than they initially thought it would be. Give this man a break, it’s his first ‘big’ budget movie. Questioning is fine of course, but don’t go slander his name for no good reason. He comes over as a nice person, a sensitive person, a person that’s good of heart. He also gives us frequent updates, and you see he feels bad for asking for money and stuff. But sometimes…you have to. You just don’t have a choice.  I hate loaning money too, really, but sometimes you just HAVE to. 

  • GreatSoren

    March 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    To whatever, trollers out there… James’ first idea was to go to a studio so the studio would give him the movie. FANS suggested fan-funding and as James got more money he decided it was going to beccome COMPLETELY fan-funded, because a studio always has CONDITIONS by wich you must ABIDE (like no swearing, for example. Imagine AVGN without swearing). THAT’S why James got all this money. Now, for the ideas you are getting of James scamming his fans. You think if James would scam us all, he would do it this public? ANYONE can sue him if it takes too long and court will look into it. Ya think James is that stupid? Besides (but this isn’t really an argument, even if it’s true) it’s his first full movie he is doing big time, and he clearly doesn’t know ALL the ins and outs yet, give him a break.

    • danielxthextiger

      March 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

       @GreatSoren all you did was describe what an indie film is. and because it is fan-funded means he can’t put a single cent of his own towards it?…
       

  • Cheerio

    March 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    The 24 inch monitor should arrive next week.

  • pro thizz

    March 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I just like to say that I’m glad i’m not a troll. LMAO!

  • MexiCocaCola

    March 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Simple request to everyone, regardless of if you think James is Satan in a Handbag or not:Spell your words correctly.  It’s one thing to try to make a point while sounding like a moron and an entirely different thing to do it without spelling words like “loser” or “specific” correctly.  Seriously, there’s even a spellchecker plugin for Firefox that fixes your incorrect spelling for you.  You don’t even have to try, you can be lazy.This comment paid for by the Political Action Committee for a James Rolfier tomorrow.

    • macrojd

      March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

       @MexiCocaCola sorry about that, the problem with the word loser is that looser also exist and I realized of my mistake too late.

  • SensibleVoice

    March 21, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I actually…. agree with the points a few people are making here. This endevour is turning a little sour for my tastes. Seems to be a lot of ‘requests’ [begging] for “Free” help on this project, when already a lot of money has been donated by fans. I would, at the very least, expect for the Cinemassace to invest some of their own finances (match the fan donations dollar for dollar for example) to run the movie project. That’s usually how these things go. I said many months ago that Cinemassacre shouldn’t stray too far from what they’re good at, and a “Film” is not what they’re good at. They’re just as successful with the small projects they do on this very website. Many many many many people get a hightened sense of self-worth and pour a lot of money into a passion project only for it to fail when the futile nature of their endevour is fully realised. I’m not saying that’s going to happen here, but it is a LOT EASIER to fail, when you’re not spending your own money… I wouldn’t give up, or ‘help out’ someone with the skills and job talents I have accrued over the many years of doing what I do, just for someone who is investing someone elses money in a passion project, because I stand to benefit nothing from it. If it fails, i’ve wasted my time for no reward, if it’s a success, I get nothing bceause I wasn’t invested in it to reap any rewards, other than ‘thanks for giving me your time for free’. Borrowing monitors off someone is a low-end investment of course, but when you have quite a bit of other-peoples money involved in the project already, I’m fairly sure you could put that to good use and rent the equiptment you need, without resorting to asking for MORE freebies from the very people who are funding your project in the first place. Just doesn’t sit right with me.

    • Doogrisa

      March 21, 2012 at 3:04 am

      @SensibleVoice He wants to BORROW the monitors and alot of his fans want to be apart of the movie. You are retarded and that is all I have to say.

      • johndoe777

        March 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

         @Destoroyah    
        lulz

      • Doogrisa

        March 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

        @Destoroyah @SensibleVoice Try 34 dickhead. Goodbye

      • danielxthextiger

        March 24, 2012 at 3:01 am

         @Doogrisa  @SensibleVoice powerful argument

      • danielxthextiger

        March 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

         @Doogrisa  @SensibleVoice btw: for someone who isn’t “retarded” you fail to know “alot” is not a word. and you misused “apart”. in it’s context it would be “a”, because you’re directing the statement at one particular thing, then “part” meaning a single piece of the “a”.  

    • MRCAB

      March 21, 2012 at 3:14 am

       @SensibleVoice You’d be surprised how very little money $325,927(- indiegogo fees) is in Hollywood. Anything they can borrow or gt for free will allow more money to go to the things they have to actually pay for.

      • SensibleVoice

        March 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

         @MRCAB Actually, I know exactly what THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS can get you in hollywood.

      • SensibleVoice

        March 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

         @Destoroyah The issue I have is, I don’t think there has been a lot of R&D into the feesibility of this project. In terms of cost-vs-return. If there has been numbers done, then due dilligence would say that your shareholders (in this case, those that donated money) deserve the right to “see the books” – in this case, where is their money going? Obviously, things like story, trailers and so forth SHOULD be kept a secret for the finish to pay off, but posting updates of  “we are casting, but can’t tell you anything…” are cute, but irrelevant. Just be open about that process. Tell us what you are spending on X talent or Y location shoot. Break it down, so people can SEE where their money is going. You would have to provide the entire cost sheet for a studio project anyway, which I believe is ultimately the reason they didn’t seek studio funding or a bank-loan option, because that would have been a lot of hard work and held them financially liable for the outcome. This way, if the project is rushed to finish, or gets too big, they’ve lost nothing other than a bunch of other folks money. Furthermore, this ‘artistic vision’ rubbish, while again, nice to say out loud and makes those that donated their money FEEL good… we’re talking about a YouTube series about guy shouting about old Nintendo games. If that’s art, then I’ve been Michalangelo for years… just without sticking it up on YouTube! No, there is no “artistic vision” at play here… Studios aren’t interested in this kinda underground cult 15 minute fame YouTube stuff… A GREAT example on how to fund projects would be the team at RedLetterMedia who put their OWN money up front to do YouTube projects (Half in the Bag, Plinkett Reviews) make money from the ad-clicks, then package it on a DVD to sell to people. They buy it, funds their next project… wheels turn round. It’s a much better way to fund passion projects to help get film careers started. More professional too. As I said, MUCH easier to spend someone elses money… much harder to spend your own. Doesn’t matter where in the world, what denomination or currency… three hundred thousand dollars is a LOT of money. Especially for an underground indie project based of a YouTube series filmed with one camera in a bedroom about a guy hating on 30 year old games.

      • macrojd

        March 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

         @SensibleVoice  @Destoroyah you Michelangelo? you are an intellectual crap without minimum knowledge about all the effort involved in projects like the one James is working on. Get a life, try to do something and only then you will understand the stupid non-sense you are saying right now. Everybody explained why what you propose is just STUPID, but I guess is difficult for stupid people to understand how stupid they are. Specially when they have several personalities.

      • Olivania

        March 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

         @MRCAB  @SensibleVoice Yeah, but that’s James’ problem. He simply fucked up there. As if he didn’t know that LA would be very expensive.

      • danielxthextiger

        March 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

         @MRCAB  @SensibleVoice that’s more then 10 times Clerks’ cost…..

    • macrojd

      March 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

       @SensibleVoice aren’t you tired to create fake accounts to support your stupid point? you fucking ignorant?

      • macrojd

        March 21, 2012 at 10:13 am

         @Destoroyah  @SensibleVoice you and all your alias can go fuck yourself

      • SensibleVoice

        March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

         @macrojd I do love those claiming to support Cinemassacre so passionately can’t articulate themselves in any other manner than to swear, cuss and call people names a six year old would find less offensive… I have no idea who “Destoroyah” is, but we are not remotely the same person, although evidently smell similar rats in this case. My advice to those who can’t see the forest for the hills in this bizzare begging-for-freebies that is happening, would be to sit back and constructively think for yourselves… rather than winding yourself into a religious-like cult ferver and yell at your computer screen in anger at those of us who aren’t “on board” with the tactics employed in this project. I understand there’s lots of you who are passionate about this project, good for you. But questioning the process and holding people accountable, whilst not a popular position, is a necessecary one. Please do me, and others of similar opinion, the decency of respecting our position. We don’t have to agree, but you also don’t need to be aggresively overt with your summations or polar opinions. In closing, James isn’t Jesus. Cinemassacre isn’t the Bible and neither deserve your blind support. Especially when they have 300+ thousand dollars of other peoples money!

      • macrojd

        March 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

         @SensibleVoice the fucking bible is the worst piece of shit ever written, how dare you to compare James hard work with that criminal piece of horse shit! I tell you why, because you are the Christian fundamentalist that can’t stand a guy swearing on video. You still think you are better influence to young people minds right? Just another fucking fundamentalist.

      • macrojd

        March 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

         @Destoroyah  @SensibleVoice it’s always the same fucking fundamentalist, so I don’t care

      • AndrewMullins

        March 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

         @SensibleVoice  @macrojd Shouldn’t you give us the same respect  to our views too?

      • danielxthextiger

        March 24, 2012 at 3:05 am

         @macrojd  @SensibleVoice “all your bases are belong to us.”

  • johndoe777

    March 21, 2012 at 10:12 am

    After days of searching i finally found exactly why i dont like the asking for more free stuff.
     
    i can now articulate what bothers me.
     
    the asking for more and more free stuff is not a uncommon concept among no and ultra low budget low budget films.
     
    Unfortunately for james his budget puts him in the low budget category on the sag contract, and on the tax incentive charts.  So it is my thoughts that at that level of the game all things need to be handled by the production company.
     
    ultra low and no budget are what he made as the nerd starting out, borrowing things from people and anything to get along, that is very common in that arena of film making. however as noted above he has passed beyond that arena. That is why i feel and i said before a good producer will get things done with the money in hand.
     
    but here is the real reason why things do not sit right with me.
     
    i am not afraid that he will take the money and run as some people have said, i truly believe he enjoys making movies and will complete this endeavor, even just to die saying i made a movie.
     
    the asking for free stuff when having a 325k budget i feel is wrong because one must look ahead at the distribution plan. James mentioned some festivals and we all know there will be dvds in the future.
     
    the question remains how will the fans get to see the film?
    will it be a post online like the nerd episodes for us to watch for free?
    or will we have to purchase the dvd like a normal movie?
     
    i am banking on the idea there will be a dvd for sale. This is where the whole idea begins to bother me.
     
    This, with out research, could be the most successful film in the history of the world. Numbers wise, because the investment was all free. every dvd sale will be pure profit. there was no studio to put up the cash and take a risk, the money was given with out requirement of return.
     
    lets look at a few basic numbers.
    lets say there are 150k nerd fans. and james is kind and sells the dvds for 5 bucks each.
    150,000 * 5= 750k. double the budget, if he had invested he would have made a return on the movie.
     
    we are all smart people and know that dvds are not 5 bucks, lets use a more realistic figure.
    lets say 15 bucks each.
     
    150,000 * 15= 2,250,000. a more than substantial return on investment.
     
    even if he sells one copy at 5 or 15, its all profit. Ruling out the unknown personal investment, which by the actions of asking for more free things suggests there is none.
     
    looking at the figures for 5 bucks each and for 15 bucks each will also invalidate the future arguments for, “well, you have to buy the dvds, print the paper, the cases bla bla bla.” At bulk sales of 150k units plus, the cost is minimal.
     
    i do not post this because i am jealous that james will soon be a millionaire. i post my thoughts and opinion on why i think asking for free stuff when you have 325k budget bothers me.
     
    in conclusion, It is my thoughts and feelings, that in the long scope of things, since your budget was given to you with out the requirement of return, you the film maker and a good producer should not be asking for things for free. 325k is more than enough to complete your project and reap the benefits after it is all done. The fact that your budget was given to you and you still ask for more free stuff is what bothers me, i have now finally put it into words.
     
    with that, good luck with the shoot, may you be safe.

    • macrojd

      March 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

       @johndoe777 another account? really???

      • johndoe777

        March 21, 2012 at 10:17 am

         @macrojd 
        sorry macro.
         
        i am the same person i have been since a long time ago.
         
        my first comment was on the nerd video about him being nothing with out his movies.
         
        you flamed the wrong guy.
         

      • Olivania

        March 27, 2012 at 6:11 am

         @macrojd  @johndoe777 Are you the General of the Defenders of the Nerd Army? Seriously some of those “hardcore” fans can be far worse than a troll.

    • mydog8u2

      March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

      That was some eloquently put argument, and it is a legitimate charge. But amidst all that calculation you forgot to quantify one thing: FANDOM. Oh wait, there is no way to do that. By no means is James likely to come up with a cinematic breakthrough that will be revered by critics and the masses alike. But for the FANS, the film is only as significant as the personal values we invest in it. That value might be $5 or $15 or even $39.95 in the blue-ray format. Okay, maybe $39.95 is pretty pricey (considering I already donated $200).
       
      Anyway, to quantify fan input is to take the fun out of fandom. If you can’t help him out, then just say “sorry, I can’t”. Even with the Indiegogo donations, there was the $1000 option. People didn’t argue about how ridiculous that perk was, but instead, the people who couldn’t afford to make such a large donation just chose to ignore it and make a more affordable one. It didn’t hurt to ask though. Besides, there WERE some people who did make the $1000 donation. Now, who are you, or me, or anyone else to make a judgment call on either James or the donor? Beyond the $1000 financial value, there was the metaphysical value of mutual satisfaction between the artist and fan. You just can’t put a dollar value to that. 
       
      Another thing. You made statements like “325k is more than enough to complete your project” but that is entirely your subjective call for something that is totally contingent upon the unpredictable process of film making. You could’ve said the same thing when the Indiegogo budget reached just $10k or $20k. See, you just drew the line at $325k because that’s where the donation stopped. If the Indiegogo went up to $1million, $325k would seem like NOTHING. 
       
      Saying that he’ll make a pure profit of $2,250,000 also has no explanatory power over whether or not James ‘deserves’ that profit. If I as a fan liked his finished product, then the ‘pure profit’ really doesn’t matter to me. Yes, that’s MY judgment call to make. And yours. :)
       
      Of course, the movie might very well turn out to be a big disappointment but that doesn’t negate the artist’s right to appeal for help from his fans whose anticipation and excitement merits something a bit more than ‘strictly-business’ kind of attitude. When I made the $200 donation, implicit in the money was the qualitative element of my deep appreciation and gratitude towards AVGN as a fan. I’m sure I’m speaking on behalf of ALL of James’ fans here.  
       
      Does it really matter to you that he’d make profit for something that we will probably end up enjoying? Should this even register as an ‘anomaly’? If James ends up being a multi-millionaire, I don’t think I’ll lose sleep over it.
       
      My two cents :)

      • danielxthextiger

        March 24, 2012 at 3:01 am

         @mydog8u2 don’t you mean your 200.02 cents?

      • johndoe777

        March 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

         @mydog8u2 
        like i always say.
         
        The above is your point of view, and the post before it is my point of view.
         
        You are not wrong nor are you right, as I am not right or wrong.
         
        its a matter of opinion, or 2 cents.
         
        i respect your point of view.
         
        all i ever ask is that people respect mine.
         
        that is what makes the world go round.
         

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    To James and crew,
     
    Contact a business that sells pools and ask the owner if he knows anyone that fits that description.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    March 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    To James and crew,
     
    Go here. http://www.losangelesabovegroundpools.com/
     
    If you look closely I am pretty sure they can help you out.

  • Xentospot

    March 22, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Oh come on people, really? James has entertained us for the past 6 or so years.For free I must add. Ok, he asked for donations, we gave him money. Oh my god 325k…well as some people here said it’s really not such a big amount of money. The filming on location for let’s say 6-7 days with the crew who needs sleep and food it’ll be about 8k maybe more maybe less(depends on location).AND actually NOW he didn’t ask for something special, just a few things. It’s like “we’re at the main nerve and you want to quit.” (c) Raoul Duke.
    Oh about the complainers.
    1. Trolling kids
    2. Trolling adults(yeah, happens, very cunning)
    3. Haters
    4. Guys with their points of view, wich doesn’t agree with mine and who REALLY think that it’s a little too much of donating( and I agree at some points, maybe it is too much).
    BUT my main point is: STOP supporting the first three categories(of course there is more to it) of people.It’s stupid and retarted.
    - To Destroyah: I’m 29 years old kid. :)
     
    And sorry, my English is not very good, I’m from USSR(lol).

    • Olivania

      March 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

       @Xentospot Fans made him famous, fans made it possible that he can make money with his videos and even have a very good life because of it. We gave him more than enough.

  • pro thizz

    March 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    you guys are funny.

  • RyanSanders

    March 24, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Funny, the people complaining about how James is taking the money or whatever probably have no issues spending 5 bucks for a cup of over-priced, crappy coffee from Starschmucks

    • danielxthextiger

      March 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

       @RyanSanders at least they’re guaranteed to get something when they fork over they’re hard earned $$$.

  • DanielShibankov

    March 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    A donation is typically a gift. If you are not sure where the money will go or have doubts about the quality of the product you donate to, you just don’t donate. That’s simple logic. But as far as I can see everybody take a donation for an investment, and it is not. James owe you nothing and can ask for as much free stuff as he wants. It’s like give a couple of bucks to a beggar and say “These are for food, if you spend them on boose I’ll sue you stupid jerk”. The fact that he has 300K of your donated money does not mean that you can actually force him to stop asking for help.

  • DarrenOrange

    March 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    In support of James….you don’t know what is in the script or what he would like to accomplish.  Any and all film makers will always try to do more with less, and frankly I find no objection  to him trying to do that.  Also to think he would throw people by the curb side for their assistance is a little one sided.  As far as I can tell he is genuine, if you are not a filmmaker you can’t understand.  All I can say is I hope it is shot on RED Scarlet-X :)   

  • Steven

    April 24, 2012 at 3:48 am

    omfg who the fuck cares hes spending the money,hes keeping the money,he deserevs the money.Fuck it just sit down stfu n enjoy the ride.sound like a buncha winey ass kids

  • Olivania

    March 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

     @macrojd you are a moron. XD

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