AVGN Movie Timeline (Updated 6/14/2014)

James / June 14th, 2014

I put together this timeline to track the progress of the AVGN Movie.

 

The short version of the story is the script was written by me and my old friend Kevin Finn, during our leisure time, between 2007 and 2010. 2011 was spent trying to get the project started and this is when we had the fundraiser. In January 2012, Pre-production began in Los Angeles. Shooting (principle photography) with the main cast, began on April 2012, and ended May 2012. It was a disaster. I moved back to the east coast and began picking up the missing pieces of all the stuff we weren’t able to shoot in Los Angeles. This began a long tiresome process of “pickup scenes”, and time-consuming practical special effects shots, many which models and miniatures had to be built. Meanwhile, we were also editing the footage we already had. This helped us to know exactly what we needed. In april 2013, we finished our biggest effects shoot, tackling major key scenes of the movie. Shortly after, my daughter was born, and life changed a lot. On top of dealing with medical issues with both my wife and daughter, I still had a film to complete. By December 2013, in time for Christmas, we finally wrapped shooting! The final stages of editing, and Visual Effects (effects in-computer) were done in an intensive winter/spring stretch, from January 2014 until June 2014. Music and sound design began in May 2014. The film is planned to be done, by July 21, 2014, in time for its grand premiere at the historic Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, in Hollywood.

 

Late 2006 – After the Nerd enjoyed a year of success on YouTube, High school friend Kevin Finn and I started discussing the idea of how fun it would be to make a movie based on the AVGN character.

 

2007 – A rough outline for the story was finished.

 

2008 – Script completed. Several re-writes followed.

 

2009 – The project went into limbo, because I was too busy working on the web series. Whenever Kevin and I got spare time, we’d work on re-writes. We wanted the script to be as awesome as possible.

 

April 2010 – I suffered burnout from continuously making two AVGN episodes a month. Realizing that the AVGN Movie could never be made, unless I stop filling my time, I made the hard decision to cut down to one episode a month.

 

September 2010 – I made an announcement to the world that the reason I’m slowing down with making AVGN Episodes is because I’ve been in the preliminary stages of making a feature length film based on the AVGN character.

 

December 2010 – Kevin and I do a full reading of the final script, recording ourselves speaking in all of the characters’ roles.

 

April 2011 – I fly to Los Angeles to meet with co-writer/co-director Kevin Finn and producer Sean Keegan. We speak to investors, trying to secure funding for the movie. No luck.

 

Rest of 2011 – Most of the year is spent working on storyboards and planning out the shots in detail.

 

October 2011 – Sean Keegan launches the Indiegogo campaign, accepting voluntary donations from fans, and giving things back in return like exclusive videos and autographs. Originally, expecting to get a portion of the film’s budget, the fans showed true generosity and gave us the full budget, ensuring us freedom from outside investors and keeping our own creative control. All so we could pursue our dreams!

 

December 2011 – The storyboards are complete and pre-production is underway. Bible Games 3 is the final AVGN Episode before production on the movie starts. Because of the unpredictable weather on the East Coast and the specific locations needed, the filming is decided to take place in the Los Angeles area.

 

January 2012 – Moved to Los Angeles. I pack my things and take a road trip across the country with my wife and cats. (We needed our car, and we didn’t want to leave our pets behind.) The filming date of April 1st is decided. Pre-production heats up. Location scouting begins. Mike Matei took care of the website while I was away, and began making his own videos to fill the void. Also, an article by Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer of the E.T. game speaks about the movie in a magazine article!

 

February 2012Location scouting continues (another video). Searching for cast, effects team and main crew members. LA Auditions begin.

 

March 2012 – Cast is signed on. Crew is on board. Locations locked down. Several endless production meetings follow, draining every waking hour, until the first production day. Final shooting schedules are made. Shots are trimmed. Logistical problems are discussed.

 

April 1, 2012 – SHOOTING BEGINS! Residential location. Electrical problems. Almost didn’t get all the shots.

 

April 2, 2012 – Game store location.

 

April 3, 2012 – Amusement park location. Park shut down early. Barely made our shots.

 

April 4, 2012 – Final scout at ranch to choreograph car chase.

 

April 5-6, 2012 – Residential location.

 

April 7, 2012 – Shack scene and Car chase at ranch.

 

April 8-9, 2012 – Prep days.

 

April 10, 2012 – Arcade scene.

 

April 11, 2012 – Prep and set dressings for next location.

 

April 12, 2012 – Two locations in one day. Conference room and house.

 

April 13, 14, 15, 2012 – Nature strikes! Our most daunting shoot of all at a desert location got rained on. The location at an abandoned mining property was flooded, so the shoot had to be postponed to the very end of the schedule. Hundreds of background actors had to be rescheduled and certain flights needed to be rebooked.

 

April 16, 2012 – Vasquez rocks!

 

April 17, 2012 – Filmed on studio sets. Hospital and prison locations.

 

April 18, 2012 – Another studio set. One that J.J. Abrams used on Super 8.

 

April 19-21 – 3 days in a creepy old abandoned sewage plant. Amazing location!

 

April 22, 2012 – Prep day.

 

April 23, 2012 – Plane cockpit.

 

April 24 – May 2, 2012 – Long days inside studio filming on sets we constructed, vehicle interiors and green screen shots. Due to time constraints, many elaborate effects shots were postponed for a future date on the East Coast.

 

May 3, 2012 – Moving props and set pieces out of studio and into storage units and trucks for transport to East Coast later. Preparing for desert shoot.

 

May 4, 5, 6, 7, 2012 – Four days in the desert, filming big scenes, including a crowd of fans. By the final night, the whole crew was pushed to the limits of exhaustion. We went overtime and still didn’t make all our shots. Fortunately, the pickup shots could be done on the East Coast.

 

May 8, 2012 – Recovery day.

 

May 9, 2012 – Filming in electrical plant. Rushed all day, but ran out of time. Many shots missing that will have to pickup on East Coast.

 

May 10, 2012 – Filmed street scene.

 

May 11, 2012 – Packing belongings.

 

May 12, 2012 – Game store autograph signing in Los Angeles and wrap party at night for cast and crew.

 

May 13, 2012 – Dialogue recording with an awesome voice actor!

 

May 15, 2012 – Leaving for home. Road trip begins.

 

May 18, 2012 – Stopped in Chicago to film a cameo with a certain guy. Arrived home in Philadelphia later that night.

 

May 19 – June 1, 2012 – Spent nearly two weeks unpacking and moving props/ set pieces into storage.

 

June 2012 – Production on the movie slowed down so I could return to making videos on Cinemassacre such as AVGN, YKWBS, Movie reviews, Board James, and many other videos. Not to mention, to enjoy some summer personal time. Also went to some summer game conventions like TooManyGames in Oaks, PA and Con Bravo in Burlington, ON, Canada.

 

July 23, 2012 – The AVGN web series returned with “Schwarzenegger Games.” Others eventually followed, “Ghosts N Goblins”, “Atari Sports”, and “Ikari Warriors.”

 

August 2012 – Began editing AVGN Movie TRAILER.

 

September 2012 – Began sending VFX shots to artists to begin working for Trailer. Took the rest of the month off to work on Monster Madness.

 

September 15, 2012 – Filmed background plates for East Coast driving scenes.

 

October 2012 – Editing on Trailer finished. VFX artists working on visual effects shots. Sound designer finishing soundtrack and Bear McCreary finalizing  music track.

 

November 5, 2012 – Kevin Finn and Sean Keegan show a sneak peak at the trailer to a live audience at a GameTrailers hosted event in Hollywood, CA.

 

November 9, 2012 – The AVGN Movie TRAILER premieres to a live audience at the historic Colonial Theater where The Blob was filmed with exclusive Behind-The-Scenes slideshow and a Q&A by me, and autograph signing. The event was organized by my wife.

 

November 10, 2012 – The AVGN Movie TRAILER is unleashed on the web for all the world to see!

 

November 23-25, 2012 – Several pickup shots over Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family helping.

 

Early December 2012 – Several pickup shots taking place in the Nerd’s basement.

 

Mid December 2012 – Editing begins.

 

December 30, 2012 – Filmed flashback scene with a young actor.

 

January 19, 2013 – Organized a small crew to shoot at a warehouse, where we set up a large green screen.

 

Early February 2013 – Speaking with model builders to create large-scale props for epic destruction scenes.

 

February 16, 2013 – Additional driving scenes shot on West Coast.

 

Late February 2013 – A 2 hour rough edit is complete, except for the missing shots.

 

March 2013 – Model builders and artists began working around the clock. I began making repairs to props and certain things originally used in Los Angeles. Secured new warehouse location to use as filming studio.

 

March 7, 2013 – Finished building something for a minor effects shot. Filmed it.

 

March 8, 2013Teaser poster revealed.

 

March 15, 2013 – Tackled another shot, involving stenciled Atari boxes on a forklift. Another shot you’ll see for two seconds.

 

March  16, 2013 – Began hanging giant green screen in studio, large enough to film props and actors in front of. Flights for West Coast crew are organized, mainly Kevin Finn and DP Jason Brewer.

 

March 25, 2013 – The crew is back together! We begin discussing shots, final details, and renting equipment/ lights.

 

March 27, 2013 – Filming our most epic scenes begins, plus pickup shots for the desert scenes to be shot in front of a black night backdrop. Six long days, but the results are undeniably awesome!

 

April 2, 2013 – Major special effects shooting week ends! There still remain smaller scale effects scenes to be shot, but the most difficult parts are now behind us!

 

April 3-10, 2013 – Spent the next week filming additional shots in the warehouse space, and cleaning up.

 

Mid April 2013 – Approved several edited sequences and sent several shots to the VFX department to work on.

 

Late April / early May 2013 – DAUGHTER BORN! Hospital complications. Medical problems with both my wife and newborn child. No time to even think about movie anymore.

 

Late May 2013 – Recovering from the craziest and most emotionally stressful month of my life. Slowly got back to work editing.

 

June 1, 2013 – Finished editing the new scenes we shot in April. Updated rough cut. More fine cutting.

 

June 2013 – This month was extremely busy. Had two gaming conventions in a row and lots of personal trouble to deal with. Worked on a few videos for the site, got started working on writing scripts for Monster Madness 2013. Also took a week out to make a new AVGN episode: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Also this month, the AVGN Movie was mentioned in Entertainment Weekly and New York Times.

 

July 2013 – Getting VFX artists working on approved shots. Lots of people to manage, many of them we lost touch with. Lots of tedious organizing that would make your head spin. Also trying to finish scripts for Monster Madness this month.

 

August 2013 – Seen some VFX shots coming in! Exciting. Re-shot Nerd basement scenes because I hated the lighting and audio. Just one of my nitpicky moments. Monster Madness scripts done, beginning to shoot. Very exhausting. Aside from VFX shots being worked on, the AVGN Movie is taking a month break, so I can finish Monster Madness. Trying to get it done as early as possible, so I can focus on the movie.

 

September 2013 – Getting Monster Madness under control. Preparing small miniature vehicles/props for effects shots. Spent another week finishing up another AVGN episode: Tiger Games.

 

September 19, 2013OFFICIAL POSTER REVEALED and video update.

 

October 2013 – Monster Madness videos done and being released. (most epic time consuming year ever!) Finished lots of effects shots in my basement and backyard. Also managing the VFX side of things. Very busy month, hardly any chance to enjoy Halloween. Almost considered not doing an AVGN Halloween episode this year, but that would break tradition, so I caved in and sacrificed another week to do it. AVGN: Alien 3. I tried my best to keep it as simple as possible, but of course I had to add a green screen part at the end which took days. Creativity always overrides reason. Also had a convention this month, Chiller. My first horror con as an official guest.

 

Early November 2013 – Movie on hiatus again. Had to get started on the AVGN DVD, and not only that, but I’ve been perpetually delaying the Board James DVD. I wanted to get it done, so I figured it’s now or never. So that’s TWO DVD’s. The Nerd one was 3 discs, and the Board James one was 2 discs, so that’s 5 discs total. Usually, I get the DVD’s done by October, because they take a month to print. So I was very late this year. I had a November 15 deadline to finish them, and didn’t have a chance to start until after Halloween. Only TWO WEEKS to make 5 discs! That includes creating the bonus features, designing the menus, everything! Had a lot of technical trouble on top of that. Had to learn an entirely new DVD program. Also, a lot of personal trouble came up inside those two weeks, so really, I only had 5 solid days to work on it all. My mom was moving out of her house all of a sudden, so I had to go help her move and say goodbye to my childhood home.

 

Late November 2013 – By the time the DVD’s were done Mid-November, I had to start on another AVGN episode: AVGN GAMES, because the new AVGN Adventures game was out. It came out in September, and everyone was wondering why I hadn’t reviewed it yet. But I knew I also had the traditional Christmas episode coming up. So I considered postponing the AVGN Games episode til January or February, but that would have seemed very belated, so I buckled down and did it. Also, I’ve never recorded PC games before. Mike specifically bought a PC so that we could make the episode. We ended up having to film a lot of the games off the screen. It was a technical nightmare! It was probably the hardest, most time consuming AVGN episode I had made in a long time! Then there was Thanksgiving and family stuff. The point of the story is, the month of November entirely disappeared. There was no time to work on the movie AT ALL.

 

December 2013 – Caught in the holiday clusterfuck, I managed to squeeze out another AVGN episode: WISH LIST Part 1 and Part 2. So fucking long, I had to split it into two parts. Also, there was a lot of personal obligations this month. Free time to work on the movie was very hard to find, especially now that my daughter doesn’t sleep at night anymore. Finally, the light at the end of the tunnel comes. I got a few free days in to sh0ot the final effects shots. They were very complicated, but I got ’em. PRODUCTION ENDS!!!! See update.

 

January 2014 – Very productive month! Taking a break from web videos, and everything else finally settled down. Got the chance to sit down and focus on the movie full-time and direct the VFX team. By the end of January, the VFX are halfway done! See update.

 

January through March 2014 – Been working on VFX full time. Been posting weekly updates from the new bulletin board.
1-30-2014
2-9-2014

2-16-2014

2-23-2014

3-3-2014

3-9-2014

3-16-2014

3-24-2014

3-30-2014

March 2014 – DETAILED VFX PROCESS EXPLAINED. See video here.

March 2014 – New AVGN episode: Big Rigs

April – June 2014 – VFX keeps moving along. And FINISHES by June 2014.
4-6-2014
4-13-2014
4-21-2014
4-28-2014
5-4-2014
5-11-2014
5-19-2014
5-26-2014
6-9-2014 – VFX Finished!
May 2014 – FINAL EDITS made. Over time, since it’s first rough cut, the film has been cut down from 2 hours, 6 minutes running time, to 1 hour, 55 minutes. Picture is locked. SOUND and MUSIC begin! Also working on renting theaters to begin screening the film.

May 2014 – AVGN 10th Anniversary episode: Desert Bus hints that the movie is finally coming soon!

June 9, 2014 – The BIG ANNOUNCEMENT finally comes, that the movie will premiere July 21, 2014 in Hollywood at the historic Grauman’s Egyptian Theater. Further screenings are announced.

Still working on managing all this, planning, and possibly adding additional dates. LOTS of work! Much thanks to my wife and Kyle for helping so much.

Also, whenever I get free time, which is hardly ever, I’ve been working on DVD bonus features. I’m trying to get everything ready by the end of the year. I want this fucking movie done!

 

 

Comments

  • Jakon

    September 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Oh wow this sounds like hell

  • Ren

    September 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    way to go James! finish OUR movie now!!! lol
    I have a Next Generation magazine from 1998 around here that had a big story about the whole ET and Atari thing, will try to scan it and send it to you, maybe it has some extra detail you can use, Greetings from Chile
    long live the ULTRA FUCKING NERD!!

    • jasonjrf

      January 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Next Gen was the best gaming magazine back in the 1990’s

  • September 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I love your videos and I’m excited for the movie. In the post from 31/8 – 13 you mentioned a vlog coming out early to mid september, is it still coming out orr is this timeline, which also includes the current status, the actual update? Anyways awesome work.

    • September 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Hi, yes it’s coming. Any day now. Making sure the poster is ready.

      • GamingRanger

        June 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

        Wait it can’t be. He looks legit but no its not real!

  • September 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Holy crap! It’s a long journey, but we are all patiently waiting for your masterpiece to be complete, James. Keep up the good work, thank you for the update! Best wishes to you, Mrs. Nerd and the little one!

  • stoney_1

    September 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    One day at a life time achievement award event held in your honor, you’ll look back at all this and laugh! Thank you so much for all the great stuff you make 🙂

  • September 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Wow time flies by fast, It feels as if you announced your plans for this movie a few months ago. Anyways, Good Luck James!

  • Seigfreed2391

    September 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    This is nothing But inspirational.

  • Taraalcar

    September 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Remember back before you started shooting you said, “Maybe we’ll push it ahead to get it released by Christmas” XD
    Oh, you poor fool 😀
    Well keep at it, I can wait.

  • September 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Well, at least the music score is in very good hands. 🙂 Just reading this list of work made me feel exhausted. So much work!

  • Dae Delous

    September 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Great to hear from you in this form james, it’s nice to see how it’s all panned out. I had always thought about seeing if you’d think about tracking down a commodore amiga (C64 successor) but I think that’s the last thing on your mind right now :P. Can’t wait to see it.

  • September 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Wow! You are amazing, James! Good luck buddy!

  • September 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Keep up the Amazing work James.

  • September 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Damn, James. Take a break dude. You work so freaking hard I’m surprised you didn’t have to get sent to the hospital.

    Good luck with everything.

  • September 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    take your time so the film turns out great.. can’t wait to see it, keep up the great work James

  • September 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    That sounds like one hell of a ride, don’t forget to take some time to rest. Don’t break yourself making this movie!

  • culwin

    September 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Hm, what guy do I know in Chicago…
    Harry Caray… no wait, he’s dead

  • September 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Amazing, interesting to see the break down of all that you’ve done so far. I can’t WAIT to see the movie, I’m all hyped about it. I wish I had your desire and motivation…good luck and keep us all posted. 🙂

  • Old Hay

    September 20, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Well, if your objective was to make me feel like a shiftless, lazy asshole, mission accomplished. I’m absolutely awed by your work ethic and would think the world of you even if the film were to be – heaven forbid – abruptly canned. You can count on my money when the day comes.

  • BladeRunner

    September 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

    great insight into the making of your film, very informative and interesting.

  • marc_lawson

    September 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    You are a hardworking man. I only wish politicians were so transparent and accountable about their progress…

  • skwij

    September 21, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for working so hard for us all. I’m glad that your family is doing well. 🙂

  • joan holliday

    September 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

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    • marc_lawson

      September 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      ^Spam Holliday, Go Away.

      James, thanks for putting this timeline together and thank you for all the hard work 🙂

  • Topper Harley

    September 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    There are people, who cheers for their team in football and/or soccer. And there are people like you and me, who cheer up for the best film maker and entertainer in the world. So many years passed by since i’ve seen the first videos by James. It was…2007 or 2008? Somewhere in that time stretch. Whenever i have a bad time or something, i watch AVGN. Whenever i want to laugh my ass of, i watch AVGN. There are so many situations, in which i go see some episodes. Can’t explain it.
    It’s another situation, when i think of guys who make good YouTube videos. I watch them and it’s fine. I watch James’ videos and it’s not just fine, it’s something different. I/We “know” the guy, who is making those videos. James has come a long way, the timeline proves it (and this is “only” the movie). We are fans and have come a long way, too. It’s such a nice feeling to participate in this whole Cinemassacre-World. Just great.

    And with these words James: Keep on doing your lifemission. The movie will be great, without a doubt. In this regard, I#m happy to say, that i will get my hands on a signed-AVGN movie poster. And in addition i’m happy, that i support the movie, your show, the whole thing.

    Keep on enjoying your life James! Greetings to Mrs. Nerd and Little Mrs. Nerd.

  • greedo

    September 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for the update, James. I love how you take time out to let the fans in on what you’re doing. It shows that you appreciate us, and believe me, it means a lot!

  • September 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Damn, do you even get to breathe?

  • October 11, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Almost there, James! I can’t wait to see the finished movie! I love every AVGN episode and will get your movie ASAP. Same with the poster. I wanted the signed poster, but you were sold out. 🙁 Guess I’ll get the regular one.

  • CrushingC10996WM

    December 30, 2013 at 12:01 am

    On the DVD, when you go to the original Nerd room, it’s very strong, I almost cried. It reminded me of Dragon in My Dreams where I DID cry. And let me tell you I cannot believe you were able to do all this. You’re such a huge inspiration. You’re truly a fighter.

  • December 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Dude make a kickstarter campaign so you can have the money to finish this movie and all the fans can have a way to early buy it!

  • ToadRoad

    December 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I’m surprised you had PC troubles. I was inspired by you to record game footage using a DVD recorder (I also have and use the exact same model of TV you use, though that was coincidental.) All of my AVGN Adventures footage was easily captured doing that (along with other PC games).

  • Satnav

    December 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Damn, James, if you decide to take a vacation anytime soon, I’m not blaming you.

    I guess we can finally see the AVGN movie in 2014–you’ve got my full support, and I hope you use it as a base to pursue other projects, like your horror movies. All the best of luck!

  • Icemouth

    December 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Should have been vastly easier to record from a PC considering the millions of programs that do just that instead of hardware

  • December 31, 2013 at 7:23 am

    May 18. Nostalgia Critic cameo?

  • Calavera

    December 31, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I love how you say it’s been what a year and a half? No, you started this in 2011. So just now finishing shooting is no big deal

  • MetalHorrorNES

    December 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Hang in there man! I can personally relate to a baby not sleeping at night anymore. They go through stages and the even revert back when they start to sleep through the night, it’s a freaking roller coaster ride and VERY difficult at times. My daughter will be 18months old soon and she has recently reverted back to waking in the middle of the night. It sucks for all involved, me, my wife, an my daughter. I give you so much credit for being able to find the time to entertain us w/ AVGN and Cinemassacre while balancing these challenges in life. I think we all can agree that all your efforts are REALLY appreciated and please don’t rush the movie. Greatness cannot be hurried. ONe of the things I love about the AVGN (and other shows on Cinemassacre) is that it allows me to take that break from the tough times life throws at you and able to relax/escape into a world of nostalgic fun and laughs! Thanks James and MIke!! I enjoyed the latest AVGN dvd and LOVED the Board James dvd as well! Have a happy, healthy, and safe new year! MAy 2014 bring even greater things to Cinemassacre!!

  • December 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    man that sounds like it was freking hard but you finesed it and sounds awsome and been loving those AVGN shows.

  • January 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations on wrapping production, James!!! I’m very excited for you!!! Good luck with post!

  • nmatney353

    January 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    One day at a time, James. You’re doing great. Don’t kill yourself trying to make any personal deadlines. There is always time to push back tomorrow what you cannot do today. We, the fans, will understand. Keep up the good work!

  • Hypoxic

    January 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I truly hope you make this available to pay online, James. I don’t live in North America, so there’s no way I’d get to a screening – unless you’re planning on a release in South Korea. 😉 Please keep this mind. You have fans around the world, and we all want PAY to see this movie. Fuck the illegal download bullshit. Yer gittin’ my cash, you fuckin’ guy!

    • Lukas Sprehn

      January 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      I agree. James should tour the whole, damn world! 😀 Maybe find a distributor who would led him do so on their expense 😛 Of course earning back twice as much for them 🙂

  • Konstantin Maslakov

    January 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Do not worry, James. Take your time, and make your movie. It’s easy to imagine the pressure you feel, but seriously, we all understand how difficult it is to get the things done RIGHT. So get the things done RIGHT, and not FAST. We will wait as long as…

    Whatever. We’ll wait.

  • Lukas Sprehn

    January 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Alright, James, now that all the filming is finished, can you confirm to us whether Kyle Justin is in the movie or not? I just feel like he and his character (Guitar Guy) is so integrated into the AVGN mythos – or should I say canon? – that I can’t really imagine an AVGN Movie without him being in it. I think a lot of other fans feel the same way. I am sure that the movie would be great even without him, and that we could adapt to it, but I was just curious to hear whether he was ever put into it.

    Stay creative,
    – Lukas S.

  • xeoneex

    January 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Just the fact he’s put himself through so much to get stuff for us fans earns him the Dedicated award. I mean for him to go as far as he has for some of these video’s ON TOP of personal life stuff, AND the AVGN movie stuff. I’m seroiusly shocked at how some people can do this. I personally don’t think I could ever put that much effort into something without getting so overwhelmed I shut down O_O

  • c lw

    January 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    your doing great
    just be sure to set aside family time

  • January 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Nerd, Just A Flashback Thought, Are You Randomly Gonna Say “Lester” In The Middle Of This Movie ? (long ass e.t review) If Your A Bit Stumped Re-Cap On Your Texas Chainsaw Review 🙂

  • STEVE GARVEY

    January 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I really enjoy everything CINEMASSACRE has to offer. Look forward to AVGN the movie!

  • itscmillertime

    January 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Here is my biggest concern… honestly. I donated enough to get a copy of the script, once the film is complete. However, there is a good chance that I may move before the time this thing is finished! and I’m sure I’m not the only one. When was that kickstarter campaign by the way? 2011 or so? I can’t be the only person worried about this. I hope the project comes out great but I do want my kickstarter gift… thank you.

  • nathan maus

    January 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Keep pluggin’ away, James. Like many, I wish there was something I could do to help make your vision a reality. However, I’m just a retro gamer who’s soul is fueled by bad games, silently muttered teeth grinding curses and a mountainous wake of gnawed and broken controlers. You and Mike keep up the good work and we’ll keep watching. Also, if you get some free time (what’s that?), autograph a few more posters so I can desecrate my wall with one. Thanks for all the laughs!

  • j reno

    February 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Good luck bro, i hope you succeed. You deserve it.

  • LAXerton

    February 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Hey Nerd, I´m a Sound Mixing and Mastering Engineer. If I can help in any way with the this project I´d love to get involved.

  • February 2, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Damn. Every time I read this, I’m impressed. If even half the movies made today had a quarter of the passion behind them that Mr. Rolfe put into the AVGN Movie, there would be far less shitty films out there.

  • Chris Cronin

    February 9, 2014 at 1:49 am

    still taking donations?

  • February 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Can’t wait to see it!

  • Raye Nelson

    February 17, 2014 at 6:16 am

    way cool.

  • lorelai whalen-robinson

    February 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

    your last AVGN was on Dec. 19! what the hell are you doing?!

    • Lukas Sprehn

      February 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      He recently said that he is working on a new episode right now. Man, the internet is so impatient! I understand why so many big producers and directors shy away from the web when they want to market their films…

  • jeff brady jr

    March 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    cant wait to see it nerd

  • Edward Jones

    March 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    can’t wait for the movie, i am a long time fan of AVGN so this is really exciting for me

  • March 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    CAN’T WAIT! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!! 😀

  • mac_guffin

    March 29, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Well… I’m depressed. I think I’m too empathetic for my own good. My girlfriend talks to me today about the shit storm she’s dealing with, like possibly losing her job if she miscounts money again. Some grown man pissed on the floor and the products at the store she manages… and to top it off, her stepdad’s car broke down so she has to wake her ass up early to go pick her mom up from her graveyard shift. I’d rather deal with those issues myself. Then I come here for an escape and I see a video and this list showcasing shit James has to deal with. The VFX shit would drive me up the fucking wall and my heart goes out to him. At this point, I don’t care if the movie ends up sucking. I want to buy it out of respect.

  • April 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Keep up the amazing work James! I love your moxie!

  • April 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    i am a troll and i will troll this website

  • Conner Garcia

    April 11, 2014 at 1:32 am

    This sounds like hell, but my passions also play hell on my physical state and emotions, and I still love them. Good luck James, you’re fucking awesome!

    • windrammingroadkillskunk

      June 15, 2014 at 2:19 am

      Well said.

  • Zach Allen

    April 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

    i can’t wait for this movie. AVGN has been by far one of my top favorite Youtube videos. this movie is going to be amazing hope everything goes great James

  • SUP3RFLYSAMURA1

    May 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Man it’s sounds like a long and hectic process. When you’re passionate about something so much it doesn’t matter. You’re willing to go through hell and back.I’m sure it’ll be worth it in the end and the movie will be awesome!

  • Justin Cox

    May 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Just made an account here, have been watching avgn since 2008. I have nothing but respect for this company and what is being done to create a Movie like this. James is a very hard worker as I can see from this timeline. I wish him and his family the best as he treks along through these enjoyable shows he makes, and the movie he is creating. I cant wait to see it. James has inspired me to start my own retro collection, although not being as memorable as his, it is keeping me out of trouble and gives me something to look forward too. Thanks Cinemassacre

  • June 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Keep on keepin on you mad Genius!

  • culwin

    June 15, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Reading over this again, it’s amazing you got the movie done in this short time, especially considering all the other stuff you did. Conventions, monster madness, AVGN episodes, a new child, and all the other crap you have to deal with in life.

    • June 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      my neighbor’s step-sister brought home $20864 a week ago. she has been making cash on the internet and bought a $519900 home. All she did was get lucky and apply the advice exposed on this link
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  • greedo

    June 15, 2014 at 12:47 am

    It’s done! Wow, man, what a journey! You’ve put a lot of time and effort, and now the moment of truth has finally arrived. I hope that that this production is a roaring success! Good luck!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    June 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    That’s an awesome timeline you put together. It’s really cool that you kept us up to date on all the behind the scenes goings on. And I think you are probably even more overjoyed and relieved than your fans that the movie is finally getting done! 😀

  • June 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I wish we got a new AVGN Movie trailer before the film was officially released 🙁

  • frostare

    June 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

    So it’s official: The movie’s gonna be either episode 119.5 or 120. I’m guessing the former.

  • June 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    i want to see the movie because im going to comic con this year

  • Harrison Laubach

    June 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    PLEASE SCHEDULE A LAS VEGAS DATE NERD! I swear it will sell out, you have many fans here and I’m dying to see this in a theatre.
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  • June 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    my neighbor’s step-sister brought home $20864 a week ago. she has been making cash on the internet and bought a $519900 home. All she did was get lucky and apply the advice exposed on this link
    ➜➜➜➜➜➜➜ M­­­­­­A­­­­­­X­­­­­­4­­­3.C­­­O­­­M­­­

  • August 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I gotta see this!

  • September 1, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Is this still set for a digital release tomorrow?
    I have my credit card ready to buy!!!!

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