AVGN MOVIE DAY 1

James / April 2nd, 2012

Let’s shoot this fucker!



Today, cameras rolled on my first feature film. It was a surreal experience to have about 50 people all working behind the scenes. We even had a whole street blocked off just for us! Truly a big step up from shooting all by myself on the couch. We got ahead of schedule, then had some technical failures during the night. Then, we finished the day right on schedule. It’s going to be a busy and exciting month!

Comments

  • Jarnor23

    April 2, 2012 at 3:12 am

    That is completely awesome. The first day of a dream come true. I salute you sir, and wish you the best on this shoot!

  • Redeemer

    April 2, 2012 at 3:22 am

    As crazy as it gets making a film I bet you guys are having a blast! Thanks for keeping us up to date. I look forward to seeing he end result.

  • Doogrisa

    April 2, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Thats really cool man! If anyone gives you any crap, we want names and addresses. Im just kidding of course. I hope everything goes well James :)

  • doemaaan

    April 2, 2012 at 3:37 am

    that first picture makes me really hyped for this movie… O_o

  • deathray44

    April 2, 2012 at 3:42 am

    amazing! finishing touch is the van needs to say free candy on the side

  • chloe

    April 2, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I am so friggin excited for this movie and I know you’ll do an amazing job with it. Stay awesome James!

  • Damonoxide

    April 2, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Keep it up James! Chase your dreams as hard as you can! I wish I still lived in SoCal…I could have helped you out…

  • metalcommand

    April 2, 2012 at 4:05 am

    who is James Brewer?

  • KazeHero

    April 2, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I only have one question and I am not sure it can be answered. What form of release is the AVGN movie intended to have? Are you sticking to web distribution or will I be able to see this on a bigger screen so to speak?

  • doemaaan

    April 2, 2012 at 4:14 am

    oh wow, i just realized the license plate on the van. NERD U—(NIT?)

    is the avgn rolling with a crew for this movie?!?!

  • Devil_Rising

    April 2, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Good going man. I hope you have a great shoot, and I can’t wait for the movie to be finished so we can all see it. It’s going to be amazing.

  • UnleashSonic

    April 2, 2012 at 4:16 am

    That is so awesome James, keep up the great work and thanks for all the years of entertainment!

  • moustachex

    April 2, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I’m sure that with you’r creativity the movie will be a sure hit. I’m also happy to see that you have managed to get a hold on some nice equipment :) Can’t wait to see you’r movie, and see you once I moved to L.A. ( I’m freezing my ass in a Canadian cinema school :)

  • tonio_maccheroni

    April 2, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Congratulation for your first day !!! Can’t wait to see this movie !! I’m sure it will be awesome !!!

  • You Only Live Thrice

    April 2, 2012 at 4:56 am

    so fawkin awesome muahahahaha

  • April 2, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Gonna be an amazing adventure! Stay positive with the knowledge that all your fans love & support you without condition. Thanks again for all that you do!

    N8

  • Xen11

    April 2, 2012 at 5:04 am

    You could make a movie on the side about the making of this movie. James Rolfe must become The Nerd, until eventually The Nerd takes over. Like Black Swan.

  • April 2, 2012 at 5:47 am

    AVGN going Hollywood. Oh yeah!!! Truly epic stuff in the making! All the best from the European mainland! :D

  • Peter449

    April 2, 2012 at 6:16 am

    These pictures are making me really excited! Good luck filming!

  • m0desty

    April 2, 2012 at 6:30 am

    do it james…………cnt wait til it finished

  • TheMopFromMars

    April 2, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I found this out about Jason Brewer:
    http://vfxfilmmaker.com/tag/jason-brewer/

  • ZidaneTribal

    April 2, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I don’t like the new Peter Parker AVGN style but whatever.

  • Jingleboy

    April 2, 2012 at 7:48 am

    AVGN certainly looks older with thicker specs, but I assume that’s to allow them to show up better on film. Kinda like milk in water to make rain. Except with glasses.

    Still, looks awesome James, I’m happy for ya! I like the sneaky hiding of the NERD license plate, makes me think this movie is gonna be full of surprises for us.

    Best of luck with the shooting.

  • elcalvo

    April 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

    You are a inspiring person James, good luck to all of you

  • April 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

  • April 2, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Hell FUCKIN’ Yeah, James! Now this is what I’ve been waiting for. Everything looks great. Is that the “Nerd Van” behind you? I hope you will be posting photos every single day of the movie making process. I know that’s going to be building up a lot of happy suspenseful feelings amongst us fans. Keep working, but not too hard, to get this movie done. Oh, and when you turn it into the MPAA for your rating don’t cut a thing down, just take the hard R I am sure it will get and get it distributed to every theater that will take it on. Your ultimate dreams of being a professional full-time movie maker are not that far away, James. Just keep pushing on and never take no for an answer. : )

  • WeAllLovetoast

    April 2, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I didn’t know Weezer were going to be in this movie! But seriously the new Nerd costume looks awesome!

  • Milk

    April 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Good luck James! It’s going to be amazing, I’m sure of it. Can’t wait!

  • radiopools

    April 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

    It’s actually happening! I’m so excited for you James!

  • April 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

    In the first photo, where’s the Rolling Rock? ;)

  • April 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What kinda camera is that? Kinda looks like a Red Epic

  • qbay3000

    April 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I cant wait to sit down and watch this in the theater!!!! Way to go Bro!

  • coolman756

    April 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Good luck, James! And good luck for the whole crew! This movie really has the potential to be awesome, now it’s just about making it as awesome as it possibly can be.

  • Devil_Rising

    April 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

    What happened the old comment format? Or is it just me?

  • SpoonGoonKay

    April 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I’m so excited!

  • MegaMech

    April 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome!!!! Can’t wait to see it! You guys are doing a great fantastic job!!!

  • MegaMech

    April 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Hey when you finish the movie you’ll be so rich you can make another without all these moneh problems, probably far succeed your first one maybe?

  • Fred Fuchs

    April 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Man I love this. Like pros !

  • April 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    This looks great James! Congratulations!

  • ZombieGearZolid

    April 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Is it me, or does James look more nerdy then usual? lmfao!!! he tucked in his shirt… HA!!!!

  • jim163

    April 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    @William Blevins

    It is a Panasonic AF100 which looks nothing like a Red Epic. I am extremely surprised you are shooting on the AF100 James. I have personally owned this camera and wasn’t too keen on it, I sold it on after 5 months.

    I thought you would be shooting on a Sony F3 or something like that. Even the FS100 gives a better image than the AF100 for less than $1k more.

    Let’s hope your DOP knows what he’s doing!

  • jim163

    April 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Also what a crappy follow focus! You get $300k plus and end up using a Chinese follow focus!!!

  • jim163

    April 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I’m all for saving money where you can but shooting a feature film with a decent indie budget and using a cheap, Chinese follow focus isn’t a good idea.

    Hopefully some rushes are in focus……

  • April 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I envy you, man! And I can’t wait! You’re livin’ the dream! It’s going to be a busy month, but a great month. You may just be the next Orson Welles. Think about that. Good luck on everything!

  • KFL

    April 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This would be the best April fools joke ever if exactly one year later you announce APRIL FOOLS!

  • Rasite

    April 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I hope this movie makes an appearance in theaters overseas, since I live in Finland. Any chance that it’d be available worldwide?

  • RockV

    April 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Post some short videos James!!! Please Please! I’d settle with a 30 second clip from a cell phone even! ;)

  • Paul Dower

    April 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    HE ACTUALLY LOOKS REALLY NERDY THIS TIME!

  • videogamehunter

    April 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Yes bout fucken time. Can’t wait for the movie.

  • Johnthegamer

    April 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Hey James, best of luck with production, it’s exciting to hear things are finally underway.:) will be looking forward to LMAO once this thing is done.

  • floridaboy

    April 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    CAN’T ! ! ! ! ! FUCKING ! ! ! ! ! WAIT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    DO IT JAMES ! ! ! ! !

    SHOOT THAT FUCKER ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • erikmitchell

    April 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Shoot that fucker! Right in the ass!

  • floridaboy

    April 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Angry Video Game Nerd Fans…I now have 53 supporters for James to host Halloween Horror Nights…It would be a great addition to the Monster Madness show…Please help me get to 100 signers…THANK YOU ALL !!!! :)

    http://www.change.org/petitions/angry-video-game-nerd-host-universal-studios-halloween-horror-nights

  • CharlieBrownGhostAss

    April 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    This is how psyched I am right now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etMINW5w-50

  • tomrule123

    April 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Day 1 Shooting! YAY!
    And it begins…

  • doemaaan

    April 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    i wonder if “shoot this fucker” is a line in the movie xP

  • TheZachadoodle

    April 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I would really like to see this movie :D

  • Lodmot

    April 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    @doemaaan
    LOL!!!!!

  • Wolfia18

    April 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Is that a nerd-mobile I see in the first picture? I’d love to know what the whole plate says…

  • AbacabSmith

    April 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I’m so excited. Good luck!

  • greedo

    April 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Hey James, congratulations on your new film! We’re all pulling for you!

  • Lozzo

    April 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    History: It was just made.

  • Bojac

    April 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I would put money down that the license plate says “NERD UP”.

  • Hief

    April 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Congrats and good luck. I’d rather have a buffalo take a diarrhea dump in my ear than ever play E.T. again, but I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Your videos are always fantastic, and we are all anxiously awaiting the big feature length debut of the nerd!

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    April 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I’m going to die off laughter when this movie comes out! This is it right here! Well worth the donationS and merchandise.purchases! SUPPORT AVGN!

  • SlickKitten

    April 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I remember how James would always say the AVGN movie was something he just had to do. I know what it’s like to have that kind of passion. It’s not just that you enjoy something or desire to do it, it’s something you are just driven to do no matter what.

    Best of luck!

  • Moonwatcher

    April 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Good work, James!

  • April 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    @Wolfia18
    I am pretty sure it says “Nerd Up” and one of the bumper stickers says “Got that”.

  • Pogokoala

    April 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I never made a login account for this site. James I’ve been a fan since Day 1, I was introduce to your first video by a friend who pass away back in 2007. Man in all the years your video has been fun, sad, entertain. Man sometimes when you speak about it we all see the passion in ya. Even if this film might be bad or REALLY good but holy shit man you are living the dream. I hope all goes well, your the best James don’t ever change that not even after this film is finish. The world, the vetern from Iraq, the Foreigner who would dream to see you living your dream has finally come true. I wish you the best I only made this account because you finally reach at your peak. Don’t let nothing stop you! Your fucking Awesome JAMES!

  • mike79p

    April 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Damn, I can’t wait for this! I’m not sure if i was announced by James, but does anyone know what format the movie will be available on when it’s released?

  • quickson1

    April 3, 2012 at 1:03 am

    At first I was like….Those aren’t the Nerd’s glasses! And then I realized…..The Nerd looks WAY more Nerdy than he usually does, and he actually looks like an aesthetically rich character. Whoever James got to do like makeup or clothing or whatever job it is that makes him look right for the camera; They did a good job!

  • quickson1

    April 3, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Also, THATS A NERDMOBILE!

  • cwt11

    April 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

    James, after all these years of watching everything you’ve done on Cinemassacre, words can’t describe how elated I am for you! You have uprooted across the country, followed your dreams, and seem to be giving this film 100% of your heart and soul. THAT is a huge inspiration to me and I can’t wait to see this flick! The best of luck to you my man!

  • eferrill82

    April 3, 2012 at 3:58 am

    can’t wait to see this movie!

  • HePutsTheHulk2Shame

    April 3, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I wanna see this movie so bad its gonna be funny as fuck

  • Anemptybox

    April 3, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Awesome, good luck!!!

  • eferrill82

    April 3, 2012 at 5:04 am

    hey james i know your busy but whats your thoughts on the new x box and playstation might be blocking used games?

  • Luka1184

    April 3, 2012 at 5:49 am

  • Xerosnake90

    April 3, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Can’t believe shooting has finally begun. Feels like we’ve been talking about it or so long. Now that it’s begun it’s hard to believe! Can’t wait to see it!

  • April 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

    So exciting!

  • Schloss Ritter

    April 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Hope things work out well, James.

  • RJPII

    April 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    PLEASE GO BACK TO THIS SPOT! I WANTED TO MEET YOU AND THE VIDEO GAME STORE DIDN’T SAY WHY THEY WERE CLOSED!!! I MUST MEET YOU!

  • Venkman

    April 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    such a streamlined looking nerd in that pic…….i like it .

  • TossedLlama

    April 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    AF100 and Zacuto gear? Stop shooting and upgrade to at least a Scarlet dude.

  • chicawe

    April 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    you feel really alive now ?

  • Keydsimon

    April 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    That new outfit is spot on. New glasses, tucked in shirt… These little changes makes the Nerd outfit look great.

    I feel this movie will be awesome!

  • kntstar

    April 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Awsome! I Can’t wait to see this movie

  • culwin

    April 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    wow

  • Creaturegirl

    April 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    This movie will indeed be awesome. I should know ~.^

  • JCrazy

    April 4, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Wow! James and crew, I am so excited! This is really a huge milestone, congratulations to you all, this is going to be fantastic. :)

  • tuknrolle

    April 4, 2012 at 3:34 am

    This is awesome! Good luck and can’t wait to see the movie.

  • MoviesAreMyLife

    April 4, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Very excited for you guys!
    Check this out! A production I’m working on is on this list as well as yours:) http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=422040974476507&set=a.343744795639459.101537.262845710396035&type=1&theater

  • Kraelich

    April 4, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Amazing, it’s finally happening =). Good luck!

  • alko05ad

    April 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Good luck James and co. Your videos sure are entertaining and we all expect the same from your movie ;) It is extremely rare I post comments on the web but for this I thought I would register and wish you the best!

    You seem to be very, very innovative in your approach to production so keep it up!

    On a last note, when you (or one of your guys) have the time consider to have a Cinnamasscre web site that works for mobile access (a more slim line site that requires less memory). Could be a supplement for the apps if it is not too difficult to develop.

    Kind regards from Denmark :)

  • April 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Congrats, James. Keep bringing on the good stuff.

  • April 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Good luck with the shooting! Can’t wait to see the movie finished in all its nerdy glory.

  • April 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This is beyond fantastic. Very happy for you and excited for the film. Good luck and Godspeed, James and crew.

  • Asshole

    April 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Oh hell yeah, I’m so ready for this movie.

  • earthshawn

    April 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    “And God Spoke”….? Think so, and well done, sir. I concur with everyone’s best wishes, and can’t wait to see it.

  • christburner

    April 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    “We even had a whole street blocked off just for us! ” AAAAAHHHHH!!! dude thats so rad ! im really excited for you. makes me want to go out and fuckin make something of my own. i love it!

  • Gunflyer

    April 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Glad to hear everything’s going great James. Looks like your production is going to be WAY bigger than anything even NC could hope to do. Seriously, those guys are the best, but you’re going to make something even better.

  • Prince Vegeta

    April 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I was introduced to you when I was scanning youtube for “Godzilla” videos when I came across your third episode in the Godzillathon series, (Godzilla Vs. King Kong) Now I’m a huge fan and when I’m not weight training or playing video games; I’m watching shit from cinemassacre, I honestly would do anything from making you a sandwhich to sucking bugs bunnies shit sack off of your floor; Just to get on your show. I know I never will but what the hell ever. But hey, at least I don’t have to play the shit sucking games that you do lmfao jk. Good luck with your movie bro

  • thatepicguy

    April 9, 2012 at 5:41 am

    geezus! didnt know production was going to be this big! well done, really want to see it :D

  • leightonandoff

    April 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Nerd up!

  • Wildside50

    April 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    James/Mike

    I think it would be cool if you’d do a post about some of t he technical aspects of the shoot, things like camera/rig used, microphones, formats, frame rates, etc etc. I can’t be the only one who’d be interested in that.

  • Fuglly

    April 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Good to see every thing is comming along. can’t wait to see the film!
    I’am sure it will be a classic …in some form.

  • pjeramcroft

    April 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Can’t wait for this film.
    I came accross AVGN by accident, when I was searching for Back To The Future on youtube and came accross your BTTF NES review, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I love you work, keep it up.
    All the way from Manchester, UK :)

  • cbo28

    April 12, 2012 at 1:49 am

    hello james, this is the first time im write on your web, but i had watch your show from a long time by now, im from Mexico im 22 year old and i just want you to know that i enjoy all the videos you make…. avgn is hilarious, i shit my pants every time with each episode, your movie reviews are too damn good… things like… DESTOROYAH and BOOM… BOOM!!! are the reason im still laughing… i gotta tell you im constantly checking your web, waiting for new stuff…also mike make me laugh a lot with his voices… like elmo and inspector gadget…all your crew put a lot of effort in anything they do.. and most important they put their heart….. okay that sound like a bad ending of a shtty movie…soo never mind… P.S. belive me i will watch your movie.. and i know its going be awesome and would have some BOOM!!! in it….sincerely Jose Lozano

  • Johnson

    April 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Mr. Johnson is looking forward to this movie.

  • April 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Does your van really say NERD UP on the license plate?

    Looks AWESOME James, can’t wait.

  • mattydog12

    April 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    cant wait for da movie.

  • el_Arika

    April 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    … ti might to be wrong, but i feel proud for you :S

    … i mean, it’s like a sensation of “happiness” for seeing your dream finally coming true

    … i hope you read this message, at least i have the chance to smile for your good work

    … greatings from Chile, bye :D

  • BENIsComing

    April 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations James! You’re doing what so few people can; living your dream. Keep it up! I’ll gladly buy a ticket and support the movie any way I can when it comes out.

    I’m 100% positive this is going to be worth the wait :)

  • Lakfisch

    April 22, 2012 at 5:16 am

    WOW that looks awesome!
    So excited man :D
    Im a frequent guest to CineMassacre but this is my first comment. I registered just for this because I feel like I need to tell you something:
    YOU BETTER HAVE SOME BLUE ÖYSTER CULT IN THIS MOVIE!
    *chrm*
    …metallica’s cool, too.

    Wish you all the best , best and best again, Adrian

  • triplequalm

    April 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Will this be in theaters? On television? Whatever the medium, “you can bet your ass” I’ll be watching it! This is gonna be AWESOME!!

  • April 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    i await this movie Mr. Nerd

  • CescVicious

    May 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    this is going to be the best movie EVER since Scott Pilgrim *_*

  • avgnnumber1fan

    May 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    cant wait for the movie.when its finished can u put it on youtube?send me an email on gmail at tonymontana2101 when u have finished the movie plz.

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