AVGN Movie Fundraiser Ending

James / January 31st, 2012

Thanks for all your help! The AVGN Movie fundraiser ends on February 2nd, so it’s the last chance to donate and it’s the last time you’ll have to hear me talk about it.



  • JamesHarris

    January 31, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Brilliant, can’t wait for the movie James ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tuknrolle

    January 31, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Sounds good… wish i could have donated more… can’t fucking wait for this movie.

  • TrueManaBeast

    January 31, 2012 at 3:35 am

    James you look a little rough, not like rough as in unshaven but rough like you hasn’t been sleeping or your stressed beyond belief so just take a step back and try to relax RELAX. your fans love what you do and im sure this will be no exception so try not to kill yourself in the process.

  • Staarscommando

    January 31, 2012 at 3:48 am

    James, you should look into consulting with an accountant before claiming that money as income, because there may be a waiver to make that money go on this years taxes instead of last years and much of that would be deducted as a cost for making the movie. Im not an expert on it but its worth looking into. Yes if it was us just giving you money for now reason then it would have to be claimed, but its going to be used up for a purpose so their might be some exemptions so it can be deducted.

    The real money that should be taxed comes from the revenue generated by the movie. At least thats what my understanding is.

  • Yowza

    January 31, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Please cut as little as possible from the movie, I am sure a rich millionaire is waiting until the last day to donate, or at least movie sales will be high to make up any extra costs. I’d hate for this to go so far only to hear the finished product isn’t 100% of what was originally planned.

    Whoa, now that I think about it, a previous update video said this movie would actually be a ‘road trip’ of some sort… perhaps like It’s a mad mad mad mad world, which happens to be James’ favorite movie… Brilliant idea, which makes hearing about possible cuts to the movie even worse (even mad world itself had various cuts for other reasons).

    • Lukas Sprehn

      August 9, 2013 at 11:58 am

      I’m still kind of laughing at your comment about a rich millionarie because it’s so darn unrealistic. Or at least for now. I’ve never seen a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo fundraiser have a single person donate 1,000,000 dollars, or 200,000 I think. But there’s been some crazy Kickstarter fundraisers over the years. Remember Pebble E-Watch? The one that got 10,000,000 dollars? It’s the most crowdfunded proeject to this day. Damn. It should have been this movie! :O

  • fishy

    January 31, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I really wanted to buy a signed autograph from you, maybe I can round up some extra cash before then. I actually feel guilty for not having done anything already.

    Keep on keepin’ on, James.

  • KoosJanse

    January 31, 2012 at 4:43 am

    I normally never donate because yea most people that ask for money are e-beggars. You on the other hand you can see you want this movie and yea fuck You deserve it! Make a real fucking movie!

  • turb000

    January 31, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I think we all will witness the start of a great career of a great director

    James will be the next James Cameron/ Steven Spielberg/ Stanley Kubrick

    mark my words…

  • SashaMilas

    January 31, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I have the same problem about asking for money, hell even getting paid always feels awkward at first.

    That said, yeah. I’d say you’re being repaid for all the entertainment you’ve given us over the years. You’ve earned it.

  • Olivania

    January 31, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Geez, man get some sleep. XD

  • Ronin

    January 31, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I definitely know what you mean about asking for money James, but I’m sure everyone who donated will agree that we’re proud to have helped out on your biggest project to date. I hope you don’t have to cut too much from your original plan, maybe once the movie is made you can post a copy of the original script so we can all compare! Thanks for all your hard work, and best of luck!

  • BatmanTheThird

    January 31, 2012 at 6:16 am

    IF there was an actor to play the nerd and I know it’s a big if, it should be Russell Tovery http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0869871/

    • sterling.treadwell

      January 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

      @BatmanTheThird hells yeah. every time i watch Being Human I imagine it is James.. loads of fun and in some scenes, an uncanny resemblance.

  • January 31, 2012 at 6:33 am

    We’re all glad you gave you as much as we did and even if a few cuts do have to be made, this will certainly be an amazing movie! Keep up the good work James!

  • My1stday

    January 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

    For me, it’s much better to watch movie with original idea, and based by some guy who have his own way to do so, than watch highly overrated Hooliwood movie, which mostly work as advertising and programing for people. Thanks, keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My1stday

    January 31, 2012 at 8:17 am

    For me, it’s much better to watch movie with original idea, and based by some guy who have his own way to do so, than watch highly overrated Hooliwood movie, which mostly work as advertising and programing for people. Thanks, keep it up! : )

    And by the way so much entertainment of old good childhood days, witch i thought was forgotten.

  • AlexPain

    January 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I wonder how much game footage there would be…anyways, I wish you the best! Just keep us in touch, I’m very curious about this movie process. You’re the reason I didn’t give up with filmmaking. Thanks man for everything !

  • SooHyunPark

    January 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I can’t wait to watch your movie at cinemas!

    by the way, I heard Ghostbusters III coming up 2012

  • RhyanChapman

    January 31, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Listen James,Sleeping forget about it! Worrying about how your site is going.. forget about it! what others think of you and what your doing.. Just forget about it! You have a once in a lifetime chance to prove that you can rise above everyone and be damn succesfull! You already are succesfull but you can be more succesfull with this movie! forget about everything and focus 100% on this 1 movie! because if you succedd with this you can make more movies, be more succesfull you see what im saying? Dont worry about anything and focus on bieng succesfull on this man.. Were all excited and best of luck

    I hope i have inspired you a little bit…

  • heliocentra

    January 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

    James your the man! Keep up the great work we’re all rooting for you.

  • MrChacksie

    January 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Jim, keep living your dream, we will support you no matter what, you’re awesome and almost made me cry with your words in this video. Regards from Mexico!

  • lyrical2k

    January 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

    keep up the good work, but try to get some rest

  • AndersAndersson1

    January 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Don’t overwork yourself. Even if you buy beer for the money I donated and don’t deliver, you are worth it. I hope you only feel positive stress trying to get the movie done and not negative stress (like press for getting everything super perfect because we, the fans, donated >200K). The force will be with you….always!

  • dlgcp

    January 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Hey, James.

    This suggestion might come a bit too late for this project but why don’t you do what the comedy troupe Picnicface did to fund their first indie feature film Roller Town?


    Specifically how about giving people a fake credit for a donation of $20 or more?

  • DutchDodger

    January 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Dude, you’re no beggar. You said it yourself: we, the fans, have enjoyed your (and Mike’s) video’s for years now. It was time for us to do something back. We don’t HAVE to, we WANT to!

    • Devil_Rising

      January 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      @DutchDodger You’re right. He isn’t. He’s given us all a LOT of great entertainment and great memories, at HIS expense, for years. But sadly, when this fundraiser first started, and even before that, when he was asking for donations on Cinemassacre.com, there were the inevitable Conservatards who came out of the woodwork saying shit like “Geez James, begging for money on the internet, how low can you get?” Stupid shit like that. The same people who are demanding and tell James “Dude, review such and such a game!”, are some of the same idiots who also wouldn’t pay a dime to help James do so. They expect to receive, but don’t care about giving of themselves. It seems to be an American symptom. But regardless, I’m glad there were more TRUE fans out there that were willing to donate, or even at least WOULD have if they could afford it. I’m sure those people will still buy the movie on DVD when it comes out. It’s better to have this thing totally fan funded, so James can make the AVGN movie we all deserve, and the film that he’s capable of creating, instead of having major studio backing, and then they wind up legally OWNING AVGN. No thanks. He’ll have to deal with that when he makes other films. The way THIS one is working out though, is the only way it could work, and still be great.

  • gamez

    January 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Remember to take time off and just relax. And when you’re feeling down just play with your cats

  • gnsquared

    January 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I wish I wasn’t so broke right now, I would donate again to finally get that signed picture! But oh well, at least I was able to give what I could. Good luck on your movie and don’t overwork yourself! Remember to have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MikeDuval

    January 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

    James hit the nail on the head (or who ever wrote to him). We’ve been watching AVGN and other classics on cinemassacre for free for years! Anything the fans can do, we’re 100% behind you!!

  • James Rocker

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Just donated $10, I might be a student but you’ve given me years of free content. Good luck with the film James

  • Brendan William Alexis Prescott

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am


  • Cj Lewis

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Good luck on the film!

  • Brendan William Alexis Prescott

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    can’t wait to see the result, gonna be epic ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Timothy Tsui

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    omg i want to see this movie bad haha but im all the way in HK if only u can do a world tour or something :/ aw wells good luck with ur career james ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Fernando Chonchito Sanchez

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    nice avgn hope u would put e.t. for the atari an end

  • Derek Cast

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    will it be released in 2012?

  • Peter Venkman

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I just bought all your dvds so I can watch them at the cottage this summer.

  • Jose-Raul Fernandez

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    good luck on the film ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Travis Jones

    January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I can’t wait to see it!

  • James Lowrey

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    aww man, he clearly appreciates it A LOT, what an awesome guy.

  • Martin Petล™รญk

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    30 bucks sent your way earlier, hope it helps! Greetings from Czech Republic!

  • Kyle Milner

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I know this will be the best money I’ve ever spent without seeing a single second of film. It took a noticeable chunk from my bank account but James deserves it for years of free entertainment ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Wy Lim

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I cant wait to see wht game is he gonna review

  • Carlos Cristian Contreras

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    @Kyle: “It took a noticeable chunk from my bank account but James deserves it for years of free entertainment :D” Meh, he gets paid for his videos. He doesn’t do anything for free since he got “famous”

  • Michael Gill

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Shweeeeet is there a pledge to sign like with the Tim and Eric movie

  • Michael Gill

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I love the angry video game nerrrrrrrrrd

  • Laura Whidden

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    If I had the money, I would ๐Ÿ™

  • Kyle Milner

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    @Carlos: He might get paid to make videos…but we don’t pay a cent to watch them. That’s why he rules.

  • Eddie Harris Jr.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Ahhhhh… I’m gonna miss you Nerd!

  • Matti Sainio

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Goddammit, it’s times like these I hate being broke. Good luck with the movie though! James, you kick ass!

  • Dave Richard

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Good luck James

  • Michael Wermuth

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Wait, there MIGHT be beer in JUST ONE scene????

  • Malcolm Wilkerson

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Do an appearance here in socal… I’ll go

  • Thomas Enzenebner

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I’ve seen the harsh e-beggar comments, especially around youtube and all I can say is, don’t listen to them. You’ve put so many hours of free entertainment on the internet. Be proud about it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Simon McClure

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    $30 from me. Best of luck bro.

  • Dawn Miyamoto

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    You keep following your dream, man. You are honestly one of my inspirations for following one’s dreams. I only wish I knew about this fundraiser before…I’ll see what I can do.

  • Helmut Tรถdtmann

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    240k is just amazing! as far as i remember this is even more than people spent on the AGDQ marathon

  • Bu Lake

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    You’re no beggar James. We’ve been watching your videos for years and it is the time to show some love!

  • Andrew Rowe

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Gave 10. My little part

  • Raven Prinny Reaper

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

    James made the AVGN series with a low budget, and it’s awesome, so if James make a film with more money it will be more than awesome, good luck James and thanks for everything ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • January 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I’m so proud to have lent a hand for this movie. And seriously good luck with all that work. Through the years you have done a very good work as the nerd, or even as movie reviewers. I like all of your works, and I’m looking forward to other vlog like this and, of course, the movie itself ^_^

  • lcvolt

    January 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

    you just look like ben affleck aflec aflecc afleckkk. Have you played alfred chiken?

  • Sakura4anime25

    January 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Yeah, I agree, you shouldn’t feel bad about asking for money. You obviously really appreciate it and you’re even giving thank you gifts for the donations, and obviously we appreciate you enough to donate. As a student studying for a Film and Video degree, I’ve started planning my senior project and you have really inspired me, your passion, your good attitude, your interesting insights and advice, it encourages me to keep going and say “this is not easy, but I can do it!” So keep up the great work and I wish you the best of luck in achieving your dream! (also, you looked a little tired; don’t overwork yourself, sacrificing sleep or too much of your sanity isn’t worth it, you won’t be able to work as effectively when you’re tired anyway)

  • Fatsui

    January 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Basically, I would like to buy the Angry Nerd Dvd (whole of them) but in my place, I cant find a bank to make paypal account, later when you guys accept Visa, dont have Macau (my place) to choose the destination ==…

    Anyway, at least I can donate a bit to pay u a back for all the work that u done for us (fans) all these years (from nintendo to video game nerd)… Sincerely thanks James!

  • January 31, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Way to go, James! Good luck in your budget. I believe if you had gone with a real studio, they’d control it, and probably put a lock on your other videos for greedy fingers. And of course you’d probably barely see any of that money because it all goes to the “Anti-Piracy Police” or something.

    And sure is funny how real studios spend 200 million and it doesn’t always have a good story, where as a small thing with friends ends up being better. Of course, I suppose most of that money goes to how many blocks you can demolish in 10 seconds, because that’s what todays movies are all about! Visuals! Story? Read a book. :p

    Anyways, I once again wish you well on this trek.


  • DavidLongenhagenIII

    January 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I can’t wait James to see the finished work! Good luck in the production, and I hope everything goes well!

  • nerdlover99

    January 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm


    • StilesCrisis

      January 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      @nerdlover99 It wouldn’t be an AVGN movie without Rolling Rock somewhere.

  • nwkeego

    January 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Even if you went and spent that whole 250k on beer for your self, as long as you filmed it the aftermath there would be no hard feelings! Love you James. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • straposlav

    January 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    you wanted 75k you got over 200k. if i was you i would be loling all the way to the bank. hahaha. buy yourself a new car on us. and have a nice holiday aswell.

    • Olivania

      January 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      @straposlav Maybe you should watch the video (again) then you would know much he actually has to spend in order to make the movey. And like he said, all the money is used for the movie.

      • straposlav

        January 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        @Olivania lets say minus 20% for tax and minus 10% for indie gogo. from 250k that leaves about 175k so he has 100k more than his original budget. em. and i stick with my original post i think he should by himself a ferrari or something he has earned it.

      • Jarnor

        February 1, 2012 at 3:40 am

        @straposlav @Olivania Ahh, taxes. Yeah, you see now, he made more than 200k this year, so he’s “rich” according to the OMW fucks.

        Goddamn Uncle Sam, keep your mitts off the Nerd’s money!

      • Jarnor

        February 1, 2012 at 3:41 am

        @straposlav @Olivania

        Ahh, taxes. Yeah, you see now, he made more than 200k this year, so he’s “rich” according to the OWS fucks.

        Goddamn Uncle Sam, keep your mitts off the Nerd’s money!

  • straposlav

    January 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    lol over 200k i would be laughing all the way to the bank. you should buy a new car on us.

  • FardinJavanmard

    January 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    YES theres beer!! xD

  • Jauh0

    January 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Ben Afleck as the nerd…

  • nate64

    January 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    James and crew best of luck to you guy’s!! Hope the Groundhog does bring you guy’s good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

  • fratzenjeballer

    January 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Damn, i bet you get like 200k -220k after taxes and cuts from indigogo out of this. This is a shit load of money wich went in this movie. I mean we are talking about a budget nearly equal to The Cube, equal to Mad Max and even more than Night of the living Dead. Its posible to make an outstanding Movie with a shoestring budget, all it needs is an ambitious Director wich James realy is. I realy looking forward to this…

    • Devil_Rising

      January 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      @fratzenjeballer You have to remember one thing. Inflation. You’re talking about this being more than the budget for Night of the Living Dead, yet that was back in the late 60s, so whatever money it was made with, probably equals a LOT more than James has right now. Keep that in mind.

  • OlaviPรถssi

    January 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    damn james, you’re gettin’ this movie too hyped up ๐Ÿ˜€ but it’s cool

  • AMillah

    January 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I honestly think that budget constraints can force the creators to be even more creative. James is a creative son of a bitch, and trying to maximize the budget will make him think even more creatively. So if anything, I think it will help the movie get even more charm and passion (which is likely already has plenty of).

  • A Person

    January 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Hopefully this film will be the best ยฃ20 I ever spent (and I know a lot of people donated a lot more than I did). Best of luck!

  • stt32m

    January 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Good thing I get paid the 1st of Feb! You’re the best James!

  • Destoroyah

    January 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    It’s just feels like James is a little afraid to use the money into the film. I’m just wondering so what if one location takes up $5,000? Most of the locations are free, and if the film has 80 locations each location has average of 1 minute worth of time on film. If there is no need to set anything beforehand and it’s straight forward filming, I bet it takes a morning or evening to film max, might take an hour even. Which might be cheaper if it’s up to be rented for that short time period.

  • Devil_Rising

    January 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you James, for everything you’ve done for us fans, and good luck with filming. Don’t ever feel worried or ashamed that some ingrate “fans” make stupid comments about “oh he’s reduced himself to money grubbing”. Guess what, haters? You’re still “money grubbing” even if you’re getting corporate studio backing or private investors, except like James says, then they have control over YOUR work, and can change it if they wish. There is no shame in asking friends/family/fans/whoever for help James, ever. This movie is going to rock, and I just wish I could have given more. Hopefully, between the fundraiser money, and the donations that were already made on this site, you’ll have enough. It would suck for you to have to cut awesome scenes just to stay under budget.

  • James___uk

    January 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Well done everyone, this movie is gonna be awesome! Good luck Nerd!

  • January 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I thought you were about to cry at the start of this clip. ๐Ÿ˜› I’m sure it’s scary to take on such a big project, but it’s a once in a lifetime thing, so it’s worth it. Maybe you could make a sponsorship deal with Rolling Rock to get more money? Everyone frowns on product placement but at least it’d be nerd-related. Eitherway, best of luck James!

  • Oliver

    January 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    my mom wonยดt let me contribute and iยดm fucking pissed but Iยดll force her into doing it!!

  • joeythatzme

    January 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    You deserve EVERY SINGLE penny you got. I love you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • TerrifyerX07

    January 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    No pressure James, really man, remember to relax…the more you’re at ease the more your genius creativity can shine. I’m sure a huge wad of your fans have no doubts that whatever ends up on the screen will kick ass. Don’t let the fundraiser stress you either, I think a lot of your fans including myself feel they already owed it to you anyway. Considering all this new bullshit you’re coming across, i may go throw in a few more bucks. Good luck man, thanks for the hard work and all that and so forth.

  • IanJago

    January 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    When the film comes out anyone know how much it will be, and whether it will be released in the uk. Thanks

  • Ironheade

    January 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Hey James, I’ve got a suggestion. Why not bring tents and/or travel in caravans if you’re gonna shoot out in the wild? Might save you a lot of travel costs.

  • AericWinter

    January 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Ben Affleck as the Nerd? No!

  • lartrak

    January 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Yeah, it’s crazy how much they charge for locations, and you’re in California where they’re used to taking advantage of ridiculously high budget films. Even out here in Missouri, I looked into permit/insurance costs for shooting in a local park, and it would have been $1000+ a day – the feature I was trying to do had a total budget of like $3500, so yeah… No go.

    Best of luck James.

  • Villarreal

    January 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    My name on special thanks in the credits? Sounds like a nice deal! Some money on the way!!

  • John Mooney

    January 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Long live AVGN!!

  • Coady Mcphee

    January 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    He also has to eat and pay bills like the rest of life aint free

  • Sebastien Pays

    January 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    This movie is going to rule the next decade! I gave him 200 bucks with no fucking hesitation as soon as I heard about his found raising campaign

  • Raul Duarte

    January 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    AVGN the movie!! (^^)/

  • Josh Lauzon

    January 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Cant wait to see this movie!

  • nickreaper

    January 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I donated again. There goes the last of my Christmas money.

  • TwistedSpeech

    January 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    $252,713. Just checked it. I wish I could donate some cash but I’m destitute, but come time when I get money back from my pell grants to go to college I will buy your 5 AVGN DVDs and a t-shirt. And James, if I was you I’d stay indie. I would do all I could to make the best movies you can through donations. Maybe together we will all change the film industry just as Easy Rider did in 1969. : )

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    January 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    No problem on the donation. You know what – you work hard, you’ve given us a lot for free over the years- so it’s a pleasure. Not to mention, you’re not making anyone give money, you’re asking for those who are willing to donate if they would – which is perfectly fine.

    I hope everything goes well, and congratulations on the crazy amount you got.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    January 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I keep saying it, too, but PLEASE, PLEASE document the making of this movie as a DVD extra.

  • Keith_C

    January 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    No wonder they’re shooting films in Bulgaria.

    • nerdyguy64

      January 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      @Keith_C What?!?! *raises eyebrow*

      • LordPindar

        January 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm

        @nerdyguy64 @Keith_C

      • LordPindar

        January 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

        @nerdyguy64 @Keith_C They shot Conan the Barbarian in Bulgaria. I’m talking the crappy new Conan. Renting locations and stuff is apparently cheaper there

      • Keith_C

        February 1, 2012 at 8:58 am

        @nerdyguy64 @Keith_C They used to shoot loads of films in Canada before. Rumble in the BRONX is filmed in CANADA. Then Canada got expensive, so they moved to Romania and Bulgaria.

      • Jarnor

        February 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

        @Keith_C @nerdyguy64 There are many places in the U.S. to film as well that are a hell of a lot cheaper than CA. I agree with that other poster saying the prices there seem set up to be a barrier to indies.

  • JonTripp

    January 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I think the AVGN movie is just going to be the first step.

  • KeithEllwood

    January 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    It was no problem for me to donate because thanks to Cinemassacre I cut my cable bill in half!. Best of luck James!

    • Villarreal

      February 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      @KeithEllwood Is that the final screen of Silver Surfer??? Mother of God!!!

  • Cameron Van Item

    January 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I’m going to donate tonight and send you an e-mail expressing my appreciation for all you’ve done and are doing for us, the fans.

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    It is your dream and you are living it… And thanks to your extra work and effort, so are we! One of many reasons so many of these great fans donated. (sadly I did not.)

  • Bronson

    January 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I donated because it was the least that I could do. It’s not even about money, I just want to support you. You have given so much to us fans. The best thing you can do is the keep doing what you do, because you’re really good at it, James.

  • January 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    if i donate now do i still get autographed poster?

  • nowhere4321

    January 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I donated because I want to see this happen, whether it’s awesome or sucks balls.

    An entirely fan-funded movie (or mostly fan-funded) is rare, so that’s something I’d like to see.

    I just hope the entire movie isn’t just you drinking beer… LOL

  • Elsexmo

    January 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Affleck as the nerd, would be AWESOME, save it for a holywood reboot in a few years tho

    • Sniffie

      February 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

      @Elsexmo i shud kick you in the nuts just for thinking that.. i fucking HATE Ben Assfleck

      • BrandonSmith

        February 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

        @Sniffie @Elsexmo Heh. Ben Assflex.To James~

        This is the first time I’ve said anything on the comment board, so here goes.I wish I could be one of the ones who’ve donated. Your love and passion for filmmaking has been a driving force in my own career as a filmmaker and I wish you all the best in achieving your dream, man. I’ve been watching you virtually since day one, and I’ve seen every video you’ve posted on your site, because to me, you’re my number 1 role model and my hero. I think it’s fantastic that you have a fanbase willing to come together to see you make a feature-film version of one of the most beloved characters on the internet and to help you support your dream. I wish you all the best, and I sincerely mean that.With much love and respectBrandon Smith.

  • MeinMieMeniscus

    January 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    He better finish, i gave him $40

  • William Blagdon

    January 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    OK we have to donate money so he can make this movie then buy the fucking thing? What a scam….. ๐Ÿ™ AVGN what have you become? ๐Ÿ™

  • Augie Creighton

    January 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    i will always support james for all of his success of his dreams of making for what he is and if the movie is sort of horrible ill say i support the james for all of his hard work of his editing acting etc.

  • Valis

    January 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    It so AWESOME to see you rise and rise and rise with every step towards that movie! i wish you the best, and learn a lot ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gamez

    January 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    While we are still getting mainstream movies released in theaters, it seems more and more that movies are going independent and direct-to-dvds. Independent films should become the norm and the future of filmaking, heck maybe it already has.

  • digdug86

    January 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    If you’re looking to save money on locations, you might try filming some scenes on rooftops with city skylines in the background. That could give your scenes a big scale (if you need them) without much cost. And if you do it during the daytime, you don’t even need much lighting.

    Christopher Nolan suggests this in the DVD commentary to “Following,” his debut film. I’m not a filmmaker, but I thought it was a very clever idea.

    Looking forward to seeing your finished product. I was happy to donate to your efforts.

  • Inspector Butters

    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    James, so this is a totally random idea I will throw your way to help you out. At some point before you start filming, take a little time, and watch Rocky (the first one) again.

    Chris Rock, right before he did “Bring the Pain,” the special that helped launch his career, watched Rocky again shortly before he performed that night, to get that feel of being the underdog, of getting the shot to do what he had always dreamed, despite the odds being against him, and that gave him the energy and the strength needed to pull it off. Not that this will make or break your production, but it might help you from a morale standpoint. Good luck!

  • January 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Donating to any Cinemassacre-related work is easiest donation I could’ve made. You have given me and the fans countless hours of entertainment, and for that I thank you.

    And about the budget and the movie: I don’t care if it’s got a campy feeling without all the latest and greatest effects. I think many fans will agree when I say seeing this movie is something we all look forward to, so do your best and your fans will undoubtedly support you!

  • Lemon88

    February 1, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Wish it could have waited for payday so I throw in a fat 200 but 30 will have to do!

    You deserve every penny cause I know you’ll make a damn good movie!!

  • Sophia Ann

    February 1, 2012 at 1:09 am

    screw the haters for your movie cuz i loved it and i support it!

  • MichaelSoule

    February 1, 2012 at 2:14 am

    you referred the money as your fan;s money, James, its your money.

  • Nightrider84

    February 1, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Good luck james, not alot of people get a shot at their dreams. Here is your shot bud and I can’t wait to see your movie I know its gonna blow us all away.

  • DavidBrennan

    February 1, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Man, all those filming expenses sound like a scam! I suspect that the Hollywood lobbyists intentionally imposed all these fines and restrictions on purpose, to impose an artificial barrier to entry for any competition.

    Regarding the computer modeling and animation assistance, I posted a thread at a Blender forum – where there are MANY capable people who can do work far cheaper than most Hollywood effects houses – and referred them to the Cinemassacre page seeking CGI assistance:


  • Sniffie

    February 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Hey James, i donated $10 and i say you go get yourself and the boys some beer for that money lol

    • lunalicrichard

      February 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      @Sniffie have a fund raiser to get the boy’s some beer and titties ! and donate straight to his personal account !

      They should at least have a party every now and again ! To celebrate the dream !

  • biscuit3

    February 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m excited!!!

  • Roy79

    February 1, 2012 at 9:01 am

    be more like ed wood and film with out a permit.

    i wish i had money to give

  • Manuel Ceino

    February 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Hey guys, did you receive the special thanks message? Because i donated 50 and have not received anything so far. donated last year.

  • Huloo

    February 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I donated !! I’m so happy to help !! even though it wasn’t a lot, but every little bit helps !!

  • NightPhoenix

    February 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I am a little worried that James is going to have some financial issues making this movie in LA. I find it puzzling that he packed up and moved across the country to intentionally film his movie in the most expensive union controlled film zone in the world. I understand that many of his friends and connections are out there, but speaking as a filmmaker who has done work both in the midwest and LA, I wonder if it would have been cheaper to pay to have his friends travel elsewhere to make the movie. Of course he could be going completely underground and avoid permits and the like… but out in LA the cops are in on the film laws and actually will stop you- whereas back home they probably wouldn’t give a crap as long as you aren’t shutting down traffic. I wish you the best of luck dealing with all of that BS James!

    • Big McLargehuge

      February 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      @NightPhoenix I was wondering all that myself. I understand the weather on the west coast is more predictable, and there are certain locations wanted for the movie (ie: Vasquez Rocks), but for a low budget film wouldn’t have been much more practical in terms of costs to keep the bulk of it on the east coast? It always worked for George Romero with all his Pennsylvania based productions, though I think he works mostly in Canada now. I’m just concerned because I really want to see this movie and it seems to be a very ambitious project.

      Well, I suppose if anybody could pull it off it would be James. Good luck.

      • NEORaven667

        February 2, 2012 at 4:17 am

        @Big McLargehuge @NightPhoenix More access to materials in California I would guess. Kevin Finn has his production studio there as well so there is that. And he may have figured he could film in certain locations that he wouldn’t have need a permit for. Alas we may not ever really know for sure, but what we do know is James is working his ass off to bring us all some epicness ๐Ÿ˜€ GO JAMES GO ๐Ÿ˜€

    • lunalicrichard

      February 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      @NightPhoenix That is a really good point ! Why the hell did he choose L.A ? Or did he have to for the script ?

  • KingaultOmega

    February 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Quick question, will Sonic ’06 appear in this movie?

    • HKKstudios

      February 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      @KingaultOmega No thats to modern

  • bonerine

    February 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Spend the $15 on some rolling rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Spacepooh

    February 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I never thought of you as a internet bum. To me is was like “hey, you got this great guy with a dream of making a big movie and his asking me for help! Fuck yeah!!!

    So I was at a party and we get to start talking about what is on youtube. I got the cinemassacre t-shirt on partially concealed behind my second layar of cotton. ( Don’t know what kind of clothing is called in english.) All I have to do is take my fingers down on each side to reveal a fucking chainsaw on my chest. How cool is that.

    Than I could talk some more about old games and how I have contributed to you new project.

    Thanks James for making me a part of your movie.

    Magnus from Norway.

  • Bazuuka

    February 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Aaah! So it’s a road-movie?! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • KevinSchuerger

    February 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This government and world sucks, … Let me get this straight, they tax my employer, tax my wages that I work for, Then tax Me when I purchase something or give as a gift??? honestly that is such bull Shit that we put up with that.

  • February 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Forget about feeling bad about asking for money. You can’t fund a movie like this with your own money.

  • tyds83g

    February 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I (finally) done my part. I hope, James, you use it to make the best movie you can make, which I know you will!

  • RobbieYang

    February 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

    If the movie comes out, I’m sure James will direct Ghostbusters 3 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • daniele1578

    February 2, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Finally i’ve donatefor ur film…can’t wait to see my messagge!!!Thanks James…and good fucking luck!!

  • senter

    February 2, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Wow within 3 days you gathered another 50,000 dollar. Congratulations!

  • NEORaven667

    February 2, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I started filming in high school doing some small time stuff. Afterwards I began a small film series. After a while it seemed my work never was any good to me and I was ready to say FUCK IT and quit filming altogether. That was when I found the NERD ๐Ÿ˜€ I watched the episodes for a long time. Every new episode I watched made me laugh even harder. In 2008 I got the nerve to start a youtube series called Rebellion USA. Later that year I felt once again my work not doing it for me, and that I was never going to be good. I stopped for a month. That was when I came across Cinemassacre. Never realizing that James had done far more things than AVGN, The first thing I watched was CINEMASSACRE 200, and I got to tell you THAT MOVIE SPOKE TO ME. It made me want to film again. Every old piece of work you have posted makes me wanna improve on my filming and skills more and more. Not to sound mushy (Too Late Maybe LOL) buy James Rolfe is my inspiration into FILMING. Thank you James. You Keep Doing This Awesome Work That You Were Born To Do

  • Snejku

    February 2, 2012 at 6:45 am

    $293,973 RAISED OF $75,000 GOAL 20 HOURS LEFT

    To put it in the most simple of responses: HOLY DOGSHIT!

  • Lanlost

    February 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

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    February 2, 2012 at 7:34 am

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  • Lanlost

    February 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

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  • hokkyokuzaru

    February 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Hey fucking Nerd!Finally donated 50$ :). By the way, the whole thing made me realize how much things have changed in the last years. Fan funded music albums and movies are more and more frequent. That’s really great: some kind of new economical model. A change is gonna come :).Good luck for the movie, and don’t forget to sleep a little!

  • MarkusKooma

    February 2, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I think you’re being way, way too hard on yourself when you call yourself a bum. I mean it’s not like you’re just taking the cash and not giving anything back. If the AVGN fans give you money they get the AVGN movie so I’d say it’s a fair trade and far from… well, bumming. There’s an upcoming finnish/german/australian film called Iron Sky coming up which might interest you as an indie film maker. A part of their budget is fan donations but they’ve also constantly allowed people to participate in the movie by doing different tasks like playing extras and so on. Iron Sky dudes have tons of videos on youtube and they’ve kept their fans pretty well informed on different things like how the movie progresses and behind the scenes type of stuff. They also have a site called wreckamovie.com where indie filmmakers can register and assist each other in different ways.

  • Jokerhh82

    February 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Just contributed a small amount myself and there is absolutely no need to feel bad in any way about that, you simply deserve it!

    You entertain so many People around the Globe at absolutely no charge, it was about time to get something back from us that helps making your Dream come true!

    Greetings from Germany and keep em coming!


  • mgrace

    February 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Any Chance the movie will be shown in Australia???

  • NikVozanas

    February 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I donated too! Not much, but I wanted to make sure that some of the money I have left in my account (a small amount and I am sorry I couldn’t donate more), goes to creative things and I believe in you James. At least it won’t end up in the pockets of another fucking politician. Thank you again James for all you have done for art and your dreams. Nik from Greece.

  • jlarsson92

    February 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

    When i heard that it was very expesive to film at some locations i start to think about this video. http://www.wimp.com/greenscreentrickery/ It’s amazing what they can do, and they save a ton of money by doing this. Just a tip to the nerd.

  • lunalicrichard

    February 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    This is what’s wrong with the world these day’s ; Everybody wants to get paid ! How is a young upstart movie maker ever to make films if he needs to pay 2000$ a day to shoot at some no where city or village and pay taxes and fees on top ! This pisses me off to no extend !

    Why then do it legally ? Just go and film what you want , where you want ! What are they going to do ? Arrest you for illegal filming of a home movie ? Throw you in jail for not getting a permit to film ?

    But i bet there is a law that state’s you can’t do that and get away with it ! And it was probably made by a republican hard ass of 95 ! Who hate’s modern crap ! Shit ……….!

    I am also very surprised to find that the company that is “helping” you with your fundraiser is taking a big ass chunk off what is given ! I know they have the right legally , but is it right ?

    If the really want to help James make this film , they should donate their fees to the movie ! That would create a lot of goodwill by fans and students and film makers and maybe bring them more profit in the end .

    I have no idea what goes into making films and i have a lot of respect for you James , that you stick to the dream ! I hope i can buy the film when it comes out , to support the project and your site .

    • Jarnor

      February 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      @lunalicrichard I’ll give you two hints about your surmising: Republicans aren’t the party in power in California for years, and Hollywood has big pockets for “campaign donations”…

      • lunalicrichard

        February 3, 2012 at 1:43 am

        @Jarnor @lunalicrichard It’s not about who is in power this year or the next . It’s those dinosaurs, mostly republican ,scared old men that stop the progress in America and prevent the people from having better live’s . And then there is the lobby ‘s that destroy any democracy from the get go . There is nothing i hate more then these big company asshole’s who have all the votes in their pocket due to corruption ! Because that’s what it is !

      • Jarnor

        February 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

        @lunalicrichard Wow. You really believe that shit eh? *shrug*. One born every minute.

      • lunalicrichard

        February 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        @Jarnor i’ll give you one example ; Healthcare . who is the most opposed to health care for all , that everybody can afford . Not just rich and middle class .

        when a country let’s people die because the have no coverage , shit is fundamentally wrong ! And we all know who doesn’t want that to happen …….. And witch party blocked it because of political spite .

      • Jarnor

        February 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        @lunalicrichard Typical. Who do you think really pays for “free”? You don’t really care if your emotions feel good, do you?

    • KennyD

      February 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      @lunalicrichard Why would Indie GoGo not charge for their services? They are a company with employees just like any other business. James went to them for their ability to get his fund raiser out there. They allow people to make fund raisers for anything. Why would they give James back his fees when they do not do that for anyone else? They never said they wanted to help James besides what their website service offers.

      • lunalicrichard

        February 3, 2012 at 1:50 am

        @KennyD As i said , sure the have the right too ask for fees . That’s a no brainer ….. But if They want to really support James they should wave all or a part of the fees to help him out . Why ? Because it is a good thing to give , it makes you feel good and you help make a movie ! Just because they never did it before doesn’t mean they never should or would ! ASK and you will receive ! As the good book say’s . ( i am not religious though )

        Why do we help one and not the other ? why do we give to charity at all ? And so on ……

        Are you getting the point ?

      • KennyD

        February 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

        @lunalicrichard But why single out James and his movie? Maybe nobody that works for IndieGogo likes video games or nerds haha. Why wave some fees for him? If someone from the company wants to support James, then they could donate. It is bad business practice to give one person a break and not others. Thats like owning a grocery store, but only certain customers are allowed to use your coupons.

      • lunalicrichard

        February 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        @KennyD why not single out James ! It is common practice to help A but not B for whatever reason, and you know it’s true ! And your point of bad business is wrong . That’s why banks don’t loan poor people money , for example . They can’t pay back ! rich people can and get loans ……..

        A gets a job , B doesn’t . why ? Even when they have the same credentials !

        It happens all the time , all over the world .

    • MarkusKooma

      February 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      @lunalicrichard I think you’re keeying to one huge issue here and it’s laws like PIPA, SOPA and ACTA . In practice what they do is that they preserve the big company interests and make the lives of small entrepeneurs, film makers and everyone else a hell of a lot more difficult.

      • lunalicrichard

        February 3, 2012 at 1:52 am

        @MarkusKooma It was not what i was thinking about , but yes . Good point !

  • Doogrisa

    February 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Its currently at $299,032.00! Lets make it a cool $300,000.00!

  • ThrowntoReality

    February 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Man, James, you sound like a real pro talking like this!

  • ThrowntoReality

    February 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    WE ARE PAST $300,000!! YEEHAH!

  • February 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Congrats on the $300,000!

  • BradCunningham

    February 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I tend to wait till the last minute, and so I have finally donated! It’s small, but I hope it helps! Good luck!

  • Captain N

    February 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    This dude is trying call james out, saying he’s a fake. He also claims to know for a fact how much james’ income is, whom he takes donations from, and claims to know that james nor any of his friends have donated to the project at all. It also sounds like he doesn;t know much about film making or its expenses.


    • Captain N

      February 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      I just want people to be aware…You gotta have thick skin to be in the film industry; take a lot of heat from many people. I’ve made a few short films myself, for my university, and man was I ever scolded for a scene. There are people out there like this, who go way over board with their thoughts and opinions. ugh…. Here’s to making the best AVGN movie possible.

    • NEORaven667

      February 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      @Captain N I watched that video……and i gots to say……WHO THE HELL THAT GUY THINK HE IS >.< Um, I’m pretty sure James has pulled money from his pocket as well in order to pay for his dream. Hell a lot of times James has paid for a lot of his stuff I.E. Most all of it. With the exceptions of video game donations and all the other things He has put the time and the money. He only asked his fans cause he knows that he could never pay for that kind of a project by himself. James’ wife needs to find this kid and beat him down LOL.

    • AlphonseElric

      February 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      @Captain N he’s the biggest asshole in the world, also, he knows shit about how the movie works

    • Destoroyah

      February 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      @Captain N But can anyone of you refute him? Escpecially the part about kids donating to him and the argument of not accepting the risks but taking all the reward?

      • NEORaven667

        February 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        @Destoroyah Very easily.

        First of all parents would have to pay for it not some 10yr old with no credit card. So There Is That Major Flaw.If it was true that 10yr old did this then they have awesome parents that give in to anything.

        Second: James Is Taking A Big Leap. Putting All His Time Into Doing This Movie. It is very time consuming. To top it off James has put in his own personal money into this (see Mrs. Rolfe Text On This Website)

        I know from experience as I too have attempted to make a movie. Couldn’t do it cause lack of help.

        James asked for help and he got it. In fact got more than he expected, and that proves loyalty of the fans, and the kindness of others. The idiot in the video made it seem like a cry for more money, and that we are blind sheep. Hollywood gets our money daily without so much as a thank you and half of what they bring out is crap. Twilight being a BIG EXAMPLE >.< Trust me I have spoken my peace to the guy on the video. No matter what I tell him he believes he is right just like anyone with an opinion they don’t want proven wrong. Does he know James personally? I doubt it. Will James Really Care? NOPE! James has his fans and he has his haters, and sadly that is the moral of life. As I say GO JAMES AND DO WHAT YOU DO BEST.

      • Destoroyah

        February 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

        @NEORaven667 Ok the kids giving him money wasn’t that strong of an argument. But I still think he is kind of leeching off of his fans. Movie business is hard business and if you go by donations you aren’t in that business. I’m not saying he should pay it all by himself but any other route than donations would be better. I know these things always slip into the same old everyone is free to donate yada yada and that is completely true, but in my opinion for this donation thing to be fair James should be more open about it all. What does the movie cost to make for example? Even a little hint or guess would be nice. Or will he stream it at some point or is it just theatrical releases and DVDs?

      • Muggyjoe

        February 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

        @Destoroyah @NEORaven667 The bottom line is that NO ONE but james knows how much money he has or gets except him, and this is exactly how it should be. Plus no one is forcing anyone to give money, this isnt the IRS for god sakes.

      • NEORaven667

        February 3, 2012 at 2:32 am

        @Destoroyah Easy. He is going to run the movie at several film festivals then he is going to follow up with a DVD release. As for if it will stream on the website, that will depend on James. The movie cost. Well once again that’s one thing James didn’t know. His original thought was $75,000 being enough. He is slowly discovering the costs. I tried this myself (Not Donations but the actual making of a movie) We were underground mainstream and we found it super hard after a month of production and had to scrap the idea. James just wants to see his work done right and in his own lifetime. George Lucas himself had a lot of people help him with funding for Star Wars so he could keep total control.

      • TheLCW

        February 3, 2012 at 4:47 am

        @NEORaven667 @Destoroyah Actually if you watch the videos he never thought $75k would be enough and was looking to finance the film through fans and sponsors (sponsors who would give loads more would also make demands on content), the overwhelming support from fans means he can keep creative control.

      • DavidBrennan

        February 4, 2012 at 7:48 am

        @Destoroyah @Captain N

        10 year-olds also pay money to see the latest Michael Bay and Zach Snyder crap- and blood-fests, too. 10 year-olds pay money for McDonald’s fries and 32-oz. Pepsi. 10 year-olds pay money for crappy video games that they’ll pay once and then discard.

        So it’s okay for a 10 year old to give their money to those huge corporations (teaching them to worship the military and consume carbs by the pound) but it’s NOT okay for 10 year-olds to give money to a movie that they manifestly DO want to see?

        If you think you’re the guardian of 10 year-olds wallets, then go stand outside a movie theater and make sure they don’t send their capital to Hollywood to see ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’.

        People of all ages spend their money on lots of stupid things and lots of investments that don’t pan out. This is life. But an investment in AVGN – where fans have more education and interest than we do in a Hollywood movie – is a much better and smarter investment than a cash-gorging trip to a theater.

        Personally, I applaud and encourage ALL fans and people (10 years old or 60) who chose to spend their money on this movie rather than the latest Hollywood movie. And it’s also empowering to watch somebody with no Hollywood connections (or the other trait so valued in Hollywood) just ignore that system, like Alexander slaying the Gordion Knot.

    • Max Marriner

      February 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      @Captain N You think that’s bad? Watch the video response from his “friend” proclaiming that he “speaks the truth” even though neither of them know jack shit.

      Also, I don’t recommend posting stuff like this. Usually getting the “fanboys” riled up is what these idiots are after. Giving them more publicity will only help their ignorant ass.

      • NEORaven667

        February 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        @Max Marriner Totally Agree. Like I said James Don’t Care So Why Should We ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Big McLargehuge

      February 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      @Captain N Hey! He looks like Chip & Dales’ Rescue Rangers! I love that show!!

    • Big McLargehuge

      February 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

      @Captain N Jeez, I just watched this whole video. Calm down, man. Apparently they don’t have marijuana where this guy comes from, but according to the video he’s concerned about 10 year old boys with paper routes. He’s a “hero” to ten year old boys everywhere.

      • NEORaven667

        February 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

        @Big McLargehuge LOL and the gameboy version don’t count HAHAHAHA

  • Storm101

    February 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Holy shit the fund just increased by 5 thousand in only one hour.

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    February 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Wow, that is a real shame. Who knew filming was so expensive? I don’t like the sounds of “cuts” to the script! Please don’t tell me you have to cut anything from this masterpiece! The sound of that breaks my heart… I hope you are able to put most of what you want into the movie and don’t run into budget issues. Maybe you’ll luck out and some millionaire AVGN fan will give you a huge chunk of change! Here’s hoping.

    Don’t feel bad about asking for the donations; if I had the money to give, I would have, myself. The way I see it, if you make it huge with this film, and make a lot of money, what you can give back to fans with this movie, and the ones to come, will be more than worth what the fans put in! Good luck!

  • February 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve been watching your shows for free for months… and if I donated now, it wouldn’t be free anymore. But I’m somewhat tempted to help out.

  • eric_afterdark

    February 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Just donated, I hope you can get this into theaters James! Is it true that Will Ferrell is going to co-produce?

  • voltronface

    February 3, 2012 at 1:28 am

    when do we start to get the perks? i donated 30 like, the week after it went to indiegogo and never got my picture. not complaining at all, just wondering. hope shooting goes well, james! can’t wait for the movie to come out, and hope it can hit a st louis theater!

    • metalcommand

      February 3, 2012 at 1:35 am

      @voltronface I guess after the donations stop…

    • February 3, 2012 at 7:13 am

      @voltronface They’ve stated that you’ll get the picture sent out after the donation on Indie Gogo ends (Which was today). Basically, expect it within the next few weeks.

      • voltronface

        February 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        Awesome. Thanks

  • JoshuaDeanMonette

    February 3, 2012 at 4:03 am

    James, will the movie be out this year?

  • MiLe1

    February 3, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Wow, James has a higher budget than halloween and mad max oO i think, he never expected this coming.

    • TheLCW

      February 3, 2012 at 7:30 am

      @MiLe1 Not quite, IndiGoGo will snap up a health $13k for hosting the fundraiser. Then James has to send out maybe 4000 photos photos, scripts, props etc to the fans and this support was global, so apart from it not being cheap it is also very time consuming. (I will ignore 30 years of inflation) but $300,000 for a movie is not that much especially when dealing with multiple locations, it is not like Blair Witch which had no crew and filmed in the woods ($60k) or Paranormal Activity shot in the guys house ($15k) or El mariachi shot in Mexico for $6k, but when polished for the screen actually cost $220k.

    • Olivania

      February 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

      @MiLe1 Inflation *cough*

  • DavidBrennan

    February 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I would have loved to donate – I think $10, the price of a movie ticket, is only fair – but I’m broke and don’t even have a debit card right now. I like to think, though, that I’ve shared the site with enough people that the advertising lead to some of them making a donation or two.

    I’m sure that there are many fans who couldn’t donate like me, and so we owe all of you fellow fans who CAN and DID donate a big “Thanks!”

  • c64kicksass

    February 3, 2012 at 8:52 am

    “We are currently the 2nd highest online, fan funded film of all time. #1 is over 345,000 believe it or not!”

    I can’t believe some morons spent THAT much on a movie not by James Rolfe!

    • MiLe1

      February 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Well, then James’ project is probably #1 cause his fund raising started before indiegogo. We do not know the amount of donations via paypal on cinemassacre.com, but i guess it was sth. between 5,000-10,000$. in total, that’s a huge budget for an independant movie. let’s hope the final product will satisfy the fans. imo, it should be a michael moore like documentation with many comedian elements. it could work very well. i guess james would be much more satisfied to have this budget for his upcoming horror movie. its easier and cheaper to make a good independant shocker than a good comedy movie.

      • xDeadGhostx

        February 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

        @MiLe1 But that would be illegal. The crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo was created to fund the AVGN movie, so CineMassacre MUST spend that money on that project.

        Besides, not many people would like to have funded an AVGN product if James was going to keep that money for himself and produce some non-related products.

    • Dunker86

      February 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      c64kicksassWhat movie is #1??

  • Freaknut

    February 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

    We’re all rootin’ for the best, James. We know you can do it.

  • xDeadGhostx

    February 3, 2012 at 9:57 am

    $326,000, whoa!!! Congratulations, hope this brings you the chance to fully produce your movie without changing anything from the original script, and also hope that now you don’t need any external big studio to co-produce the movie, so you guys can keep 100% creative control over it.

  • Bigdaddyclean

    February 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

    i dont think the movie will be that good

    • metalcommand

      February 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

      @Bigdaddyclean Any arguments?

      • Bigdaddyclean

        February 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm


        nah. i put up some bucks so now its just wait and see

    • Mako

      February 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      @Bigdaddyclean เฒ _เฒ 

    • Muggyjoe

      February 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      @Bigdaddyclean You know nothing about this movie besides its being made……nice pessimism pal

      • Olivania

        February 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        @Muggyjoe @Bigdaddyclean Same can be said about some people’s optimism. Some fans have crazy expectations about this movie. XD

      • Muggyjoe

        February 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        @Olivania @Bigdaddyclean I guess….buncha speculation about the movie so far from both sides

  • SadullahFronGoteborg

    February 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I dont jugde or care about what minority people come from, neither what “race” they have. I am a liberal. But i gotta say this, and dont take it the wrong way. But everything a jew touch turns to gold. And James has proven that this is not a myth. I mean, this kind of money people have given to him, that is money that 95% of the world population never will see in their life. They can only dream about it. This is fantastic, this is a unique thing James has done over the past 5-6 years.

    I have enjoyed the show in many years, and of course James deserve this money. His hard work has finally paid of in a way no one could ever dream of. James Rolfe can know retire for good. Because i dont belive that all this money will go into to spend the movie. James can, after the movie is finished, probably put 70000-120000 dollar in his bank account. And there can it stays ad grew bigger, if he live a normal family life, without party every night.

    Again, congratulations James, and i hope i will enjoy your show in many more years.

    • JackieMartling69

      February 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm


    • GermanGuy

      February 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      @SadullahFronGoteborg i’m pretty sure that all the money he got from donations will go into the movie. The thing is that if the movie turns out to be good he will earn much more money than he has gotten through donations. Best case is if the movie will be in theaters around the world. He than can easily become a millionaire. I too spend a little bit money to his fundraiser because i liked all his avgn episodes so far but i really don’t expect too much from his movie. I just wanted to help him achieve his dream of making a “high budget” movie. I hope it will be good and that he makes a ton of money with it because he is obviously a very nice guy and really deserved it.

    • JackieMartling69

      February 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      @SadullahFronGoteborg Wow, that’s some logic you got there.

      I have no idea whether James is Jewish or not, but how does that have anything to do with people donating money to his project?

      He got all the donations because he has a large fanbase who are willing to donate a few bucks to see this movie get made.

      You say that he will probably put 70k – 120k away, and you say that he can retire for good? In what country can you retire on 120k?

      From the 300k+ about 7% will go to indiegogo, and James mentioned that they’ll get hit pretty hard with taxes, because they didn’t use the money in 2011.

      He will probably net about 200k+, which is a really small amount to make a movie with, even when talking about indie movies.

      He will have to pay people, rent equipment, pay for post, distribution, marketing etc. if he will go indie all the way.

      I hope you realize that the 200k+ they are working with is really not that much.

      • SadullahFronGoteborg

        February 4, 2012 at 5:29 am

        @JackieMartling69 @SadullahFronGoteborg

        Sorry, i forgot to tell im from Sweden. You asked in what country can you retire with 120000 dollar. In Sweden you can do that, if you stand with booth your feet on the ground. In Swedish money, 120000 dollar is very big money.

      • JackieMartling69

        February 4, 2012 at 6:03 am

        @SadullahFronGoteborg Well I’m from Finland, and $120k is about 90k euros, It is impossible to retire on that. Simply impossible.

        Sure it’s a lot of money, but how can you retire on that?

      • Olivania

        February 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        @JackieMartling69 @SadullahFronGoteborg It depends on your age and or health. Maybe Sadullah is a 90 years old chain smoker, who still has to work…. ๐Ÿ™ Then he can easily retire with 120’000$

    • lunalicrichard

      February 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      @SadullahFronGoteborg Your Jews remark is still pretty racist and ignorant to boot .

      Especially if you state that you don’t care about race .

      I detect a bit of jealousy too .

      But i am still glad you at least see how much James puts in this site and in the video’s he makes . What i don’t get is why you are so hung up on the money he got from fans .

      I would have donated if i could , but i can’t . And i would have gladly donated or help out any way i can . I still will help if he asked for it , with whatever i can do .

      And i bet there are a lot of us here who would do the same if given the chance . Money is only a small part of the whole process and doesn’t even compare to all the work people have put in this project and the time they invested . Even if he would have money left after the production , the fans know he’s putting it in other video’s or things for the site . Even if he would pay rent or would buy beer , most wouldn’t even frat !

  • DBZMagus

    February 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Congratulations to James for his dream coming true! I was not able to donate, because my wife and I both lost our jobs recently and have a baby on the way in two months. However, I have enjoyed the content AVGN has provided for years and hope I can continue to supply ad revenue for years to come.

  • Zachary Furgeson

    February 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    http://adf.ly/52r9M To anyone who wants to see the donation video.

  • lunalicrichard

    February 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    @Jarnor No , i don’t . And neither should you when it is what’s happening . But i bet you even deny that . Let me guess ; Republican , No government healthcare because it’s communism , and who cares if people don’t have food , as long as you are doing okay . Right ? No matter large black community’s are poor and have to live in unhealthy conditions . Why should you care and pay for them ! I am an American and i know whats right for the world ! Did i miss anything ?

    • Jarnor

      February 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      @lunalicrichard Yes, the ability to think in a non-partisan manner. Enjoy your talking points, leave your ability to see consequences to actions at the door.

  • lunalicrichard

    February 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    @Jarnor I bet your next comment is : Go live in Russia ! You commie bastard !

    p.s ; Sorry for the double post people !

  • gamez

    February 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Total sum of money raised so far: $325,927. I can’t donate money but when I have the chance I’m going to buy some of your merchandise. Hopefullly that will help in it’s own way

  • alraz

    February 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Was the money from the pre-indiegogo campaing counted into indie go go?

    • xDeadGhostx

      February 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      @alraz No, it wasn’t. There’s the IndieGoGo money AND ALSO there’s the CineMassacre Paypal donations money. And also, the AVGN DVDs one, and the merchandise one… I think they can really produce a very good movie, and keep the 100% creative control over it, as James and the rest wanted.

      • alraz

        February 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        @xDeadGhostx Oh, that’s great. ’cause i only donated before indegogo… and also purchased a few merchandising items ๐Ÿ™‚

        It’s good to know that, in the end, I did my little part to support the movie.

      • xDeadGhostx

        February 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        @alraz I only donated on IndieGoGo (although I did it twice), but I have also purchased all the 5 DVDs, so I think that’s a very large contribution from just one fan xD I’m very happy I helped. This is a good project and James looks so enthusiast!

  • ABOhiccups

    February 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Update: The Fundraiser is over!

    Good luck making the movie James. I can wait to see the movie after you finish the film. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ugly Goblin Boy

    February 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Sorry I missed this, I’d love to donate still. Where & how should I go about this? BTW, are the incentives still active even after the initial fundraising drive? Great to hear this is moving forward, amigo!

  • likalaruku1

    February 4, 2012 at 1:36 am

    You exceeded your goal by 4.5x. Isn’t that just awful?

    • lunalicrichard

      February 4, 2012 at 2:11 am

      @likalaruku1 yes , you’re right . Sorry for the rants .

  • BuffbloggerGuy

    February 4, 2012 at 6:32 am

    It’s an inspiration to many people how much you’ve raised. congrats bro!

  • Miakia63

    February 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I am super excited, I just know this movie will be great.

  • meeeeeeeeee

    February 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I might be wrong here but…really I’m not that excited with all that indigogo thing…I mean, I love avgn since the beginning, really ! And I hope that the movie is gonna be good…But I think we are beeing a bit fooled here. I know how much it costs to create a movie, I Know especially how much it costs for vfx since that’s what I’ve been studying and working on for about 5 years now. But I do not think all the money involved this campain will all go in the movie.

    Anyway we true fans loved the way avgn was with the old crappy cameras, the cheap fx and I think there are chances that trying to make something that is partly awesome because of it’s cheap old school style that big make the whole franchise fail, at least for me and the people that are there since the beggining….

    I know James has to pay for an apartment out there, food and stuff like that, localisation etc etc. But really, how come fans pay for the preproduction ? Show us something about the movie that makes it worth enough to give you our money. You can’t simply justify asking for money if you don’t have anything to prove that the investment is worth it.

    I’d really love to see a bank give me 500 000 for that pretty cool thing i’m planning, can’t say what it’s about but hey, it’s worth it… Do you see where I’m going here ?

    Really, I think if James want to make people that give him their money believe that they are involved in this movie, maybe they have the right to be aware of what’s going on with their money, what the script is about (Other than AVGN FINNALLY REVIEWS ET ! ), when is the movie coming out and all that stuff.

    I don’t want to bash james here, I just wanna point the fact that : hey, what proof do you have that the movie is really coming out ?

    I hope this movie is going to be good and worth that cash James !

    • Loetic

      February 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      @meeeeeeeeee No one forced you to donate.. why can’t people use their money how they want to?

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        @Loetic I know no one forced me to donate, I see a lot of fans here but that’s the only argument they have, now tell me, what proof do you have that the money YOU gave will be used for the movie, that’s all I ask, stop telling me no one forced me to donate, even a monkey could answer that..

      • NEORaven667

        February 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

        @meeeeeeeeee Never really anyway to know except you gotta believe that there are honest people out there. If you don’t believe that then the world is lost. People need a hero of some kind in this world and they need to believe that their hero will do right. Maybe the money won’t be used for the movie. Who knows and who cares. I treat it as if i let a friend borrow some money. I never expect them to return it and I don’t care what they do with it. If they say they are using it for making a movie I’ve got their word and only that. Gotta trust people sometimes now don’t we

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

        @NEORaven667 Yeah, I totally agree, but I really hope that money is used for what it’s intended to that’s all

      • Muggyjoe

        February 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        @meeeeeeeeee lol….so much doubt, yet you gave him money…………makes a lot of sense

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

        @Muggyjoe Man learn how yo read I didn’t gave I’m any money….

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 5, 2012 at 8:28 am

        @Muggyjoe Can you actually read ? I didn’t gave him any money…

      • Destoroyah

        February 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        @Loetic @meeeeeeeeee Your 18-year-old daughter wants to spend her money on cocaine. Do you just shrug and say meh?

      • Destoroyah

        February 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        @Loetic @meeeeeeeeee Your 18-year-old daughter wants to spend her money on cocaine. Do you just shrug and say meh?

      • NEORaven667

        February 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        @Destoroyah Considering that most 18yr olds wouldn’t tell their parents or the people they are getting money from that they were buying cocaine. Must be some dumbass 18yr old.

    • felix_castonguay

      February 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

      @meeeeeeeeee Big leap of faith. James is not the first creator to use indogogo to ask contribution for a project and, from what ive seen, projects always have been deliver. It is a new form of economic system, free of big industries and banks. And seriously, not making the movie with the money would be a social suicide for cinemassacre. Im pretty sure James know it. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        @felix_castonguay Wow actually someone with true arguments, I like that ! I know it’s a leap of faith, I truly hope we are right to trust him,

    • My1stday

      February 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      @meeeeeeeeee what kind of bullshit are you talking here (sorry for my english ) Trying to find some kind of justice here ? This guy was posteing all his early works on website for free and didnt ask for nothing, it is YOU who come here and started ask HIM for something . Even since you didn;t donate.
      And other thing, no one force you to donate it’s only argument that is needed. Its donation, its up to you, u support or not, hell, it might even be that movie ain’t gonna make it and thats it, it was donation it was support. Its not some kind of corportation that riping off people, its honest guys makeing what they like, and how they like, and thats way they do it. If you have seen most of the works and you still dont belive it , well then its your right, but im feeling a bit sad bout you, and dam, what a hell are you doing here ?!

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

        @My1stday Like I said, Can you even read ? I’ve been here for avgn since the beginning ! And about the early work, don’t try to make me feel guilty for questionning, it’s not as if he was not making money with, youtube, the ads on this website and all that stuff, Come on Do you know him personnally ? i really hope he is honest and truly believe he is ! But I hope it’s true that’s all, don’t hate me for asking some simple questions kiddo.

    • slipkorn17

      February 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      @meeeeeeeeee How can you point out the possibility that he isn’t using OUR money for the movie when you didn’t even donate? It’s not “ours” then, from your point of view. That would be like me saying, “all those charities at fast food counters don’t have the right to ask for our money! How do we know what they’re using it for? We don’t have proof!” even though I’ve never thrown my change in them. It’s not my concern if people want to donate to them. (FYI I do donate to those once in a while I was just using this as an example)

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

        @slipkorn17 @meeeeeeeeee It’s not charity we are talking about here that’s the whole point, I really trust james will use it for the movie, I hope at least ! But I just wanted to point out a big WHAT IF … I know he deserves to be trusted and owes a lot to his fans, but WHAT IF ? that’s all I ask, I don’t say he’s a bad guy really that’s not the whole point, I love all his videos (I come here at least once a day to see everything he posts !) But, I only say it would reall suck if he did not use it for the movie, of use it for something else that’s all.

      • Mikefate

        February 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        @meeeeeeeeee @slipkorn17

        Lol “Meeeeeee” your argument is retarded…. You know sometimes it is better to just STFU and not say anything than post something that is so retarded and makes no fucking relevance, what so ever to this post. Now your argument is I quote ” I only say it would reall suck if he did not use it for the movie, of use it for something else that’s all.” . Why is this retarded? Let me tell you, James asked his fans for help, he asked if they can donate ANY amount to help making the production of the AVGN movie. Now he didnt say all of you have to donate or ur membership will be void. So we made a choice of donating. (who are you to tell us if our choice of donating was worth it and if it was a leap of fate if you yourself did not donate anything) If he did not used all the money donated that is not his fault as well cause there might have been more money donated than needed. Now you also say that you want to see some videos of pre-production of the movie and bank slips proving that the money was really used for the Movie. DUDE you didnt donate anything who the fuck are you to see what the money was used for. You are not the movie SPONSOR … Look up a definition of donation and sponsorship and their differences.As for the pre-production ? yes they did show videos of location scouting and the whole roadtrip they had … You say you been in this biz a long time man … then perhaps you should understand how long it takes to create a movie and before there can be official preproduction footage there has to be a production which they have not started yet…. A true AVGN fan would have never questioned James and would have donated. Get a Life… you really need it…. and instead of complaining be fucking happy for other people success. Honestly speaking even if he didnt use the money for the movie and used it for beer I dont mind. I been here laughing my ass off for past 4 years for free.


        February 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

        @Mikefate @meeeeeeeeee @slipkorn17 I think you both have valid points here, but I truly feel that James was embarrassed taking even one Nickel from anyone to do this film. The people who donated wanted to help James make this movie, and they’re all dying to see the end result. That money will go really quick too, and more than likely, the movie will go over budget. Also, I would bet that James isn’t having a load of fun out there. He’s more than likely stressed to the limit, and working 16 hour days.

        That’s just my 2 cents.

  • TommyO'Neil

    February 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I know you’re gonna do your best to make this movie awesome dude, and I think it’s gonna turn out amazing! That’s a quarter million dollars put to good use right there. :3

  • Olivania

    February 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I actually wanted to answer the conversation that meeeeeee started. But I wanted this to be a separate message. Iโ€™ve been following this whole discussion about the donations.

    There is one major problem in my opinion. People always think that James didnโ€™t get anything from them watching his videos.

    I donโ€™t really agree with that. James always wanted to make movies and videos and he wanted them to be seen. So at the beginning it was the fans who gave him everything. We were watching his videos, we bothered to follow his work/career and we told our friends about James and his work. Of course it was James’ talent and creativity that made so many people watch his work, but in the end it was always the fans that supported him. If people would have ignored him he couldn’t make a living of his work. Even now, he can continue living like this because people still come here, to watch his videos.

    With the big success he had over the years his hobby became his job. Thanks to the fans. Now with the movie we have a whole new situation. He is trying to take his career to a whole new level. The problem is/was that he canโ€™t/couldnโ€™t afford it. So he asked the fans for donations. So itโ€™s the fans again who make it possible that his dream comes true.

    James owes A LOT to his fans and their loyalty. Without them he wouldnโ€™t be where he is today.

  • Olivania

    February 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I actually wanted to answer the conversation that meeeeeee started. But I wanted this to be a separate message. Iโ€™ve been following this whole discussion about the donations. There is one major problem in my opinion. People always think that James didnโ€™t get anything from them watching his videos.

    I donโ€™t really agree with that. James always wanted to make movies and videos and he wanted them to be seen. So at the beginning it was the fans who gave him everything. We were watching his videos, we bothered to follow his work/career and we told our friends about James and his work. Of course it was James’ talent and creativity that made so many people watch his work, but in the end it was always the fans that supported him. If people would have ignored him he couldn’t make a living of his work. Even now, he can continue living like this because people still come here, to watch his videos.

    With the big success he had over the years his hobby became his job. Thanks to the fans. Now with the movie we have a whole new situation. He is trying to take his career to a whole new level. The problem is/was that he canโ€™t/couldnโ€™t afford it. So he asked the fans for donations. So itโ€™s the fans again who make it possible that his dream comes true.

    James owes A LOT to his fans and their loyalty. Without them he wouldnโ€™t be where he is today. So it’s absolutely legitimate that people question or criticize the donations. And by that I mean in a respectful manner with legitimate points and not the random insult and hatred that (too) many people post.

    • slipkorn17

      February 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      @Olivania You make it sound like people come on here and watch videos as a favor to him. We do it because we LIKE watching the videos. Like any show, it wouldn’t exist unless people watched it. I get that people want to know that their donated money is being used for the purpose that they donated it, but my problem is meeeeeeeeee didn’t even donate and is just being a shit disturber.

      • meeeeeeeeee

        February 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        Come on kid, you’re mad because I pointed out something ? Who cares if I donated or not ? If you want to feel better saying I’m an asshole and you are cool because you gave 10 dollars Fine, I’m an asshole.

      • slipkorn17

        February 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        @meeeeeeeeee Well no I’m not saying those that donated are “cooler” and you’re an asshole for not donating. It’s completely optional and I don’t expect any gratification for donating, it was for James not for me. I’m just saying that for someone who hasn’t donated, you’re sure trying to stir something up about how he uses the money when, in reality, it’s not even your money to be concerned about. If you’re not comfortable donating, then don’t (and you didn’t), but why come on here and try and make everyone else who did uncomfortable? Like Mikefate said, if he used my money to buy a case of beer, I honestly would not care. James already said he felt uncomfortable asking for money, and then when he reads these comments he has you complaining about how there’s no proof, etc. Give him a break.

    • meeeeeeeeee

      February 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      I really hope you are right, I hope james will use it for the right thing and all, I agree with the fact that james owes a lot to his fans, he would not be where he is without them ! Maybe I didn’t expressed myself the right way, I’m french after all I got a hard time getting used to structure my sentences well… (I guess ? ) Anyway, all I ment was that I love his work, I love the way a simple guy like james his becoming popular and he is truly an inspiration for a lot of people including me. All I say is that IF (a really big uncertain IF ) he uses it for other purpouses than the movie I and probably a bunch of fans are gonna be disapointed that’s all.

  • SsWillsS

    February 6, 2012 at 7:35 am

    My question is not if James will be using the money for making a movie or not (because i am positive that he will be). My question is if he will be making money from the movie once it is done, and what he would be doing with that money if he did. I’m not sure if he has already answered this question or not but I think it would be an appropriate one to answer.

    Can’t wait to see the movie anyways. Even if I do have to pay for it. Would be nice to see him giving it back to his fans for free though.

    • Miakia63

      February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      @SsWillsS All of his videos are free..the only stuff he charges for are things like merchandise. I’m not sure how much more free you want. I would be shocked if he let the movie be free…he has to make a living too you know.

      • Destoroyah

        February 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        @Miakia63 @SsWillsS Youtube and Google is 100 % free content. You think those don’t make a lot of money?

      • NEORaven667

        February 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

        @Destoroyah Sure They Make Money But Google Is A search engine that gets their money from advertising websites, and youtube partnered with google for more money

  • meeeeeeeeee

    February 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Too much time was spent on questionning wether he was gonna use it for the movie or not, let me simply reformulate it so people can understand. I wish James the best of luck, I trust he will be using the money the right way for the movie, I didn’t tought simply asking one question was going to get all that hate in response, that’s fine, I don’t really mind nor care. Good luck and I hope I was wrong to ask that question first !

  • TheDudester

    February 7, 2012 at 7:11 am

    IT’S OVER 244,000!!!1

  • Strazdas

    February 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

    You wont see 200.000 dollars. the taxes will take around half away sadly.

    Yeah the filming is very costly, thats why nowadays 20 million is considered “small budget”.

    The blob was very lucky, because the lcoation was pretty much for free and townfolk helped with eager ๐Ÿ™‚ wish you would find such heplful people.

  • RosinaLucyCalypso

    February 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  • masterkjm4260

    February 8, 2012 at 12:46 am

    is this movie going to be on your website when it comes out or are you going to put it on dvd and sell it? or both?

    • DrainBlut

      February 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      @masterkjm4260 He has to sell the Dvd, naturally. But it’s not like it’ll be a lot… it might be 15$. The money he gets from selling the movie will pay off debts he will likely have because he probably won’t have gotten enough to cover making it. If he doesn’t need it for that, then he’ll use it for the next projects. Either way, he needs it.

  • DrainBlut

    February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Most movies get in the hundreds of billions of dollars to create. Just to pick a random example, the 2007 Transformers had a 150 million dollar budget.(But you would think that with all that movie, they could write a decent script and characters… nope. Money can’t buy everything)

  • DrainBlut

    February 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Most movies get in the hundreds of millions of dollars to create. Just to pick a random example, the 2007 Transformers had a 150 million dollar budget. 2009 Avatar was 237 million.(But you would think that with all that movie, they could write a decent script and characters… nope. Money can’t buy everything)

    • meeeeeeeeee

      February 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

      @DrainBlut Come on compare it to something in the same category ! Avatar was one of the most expensive movies ever made… Good movies with low budget exist you know ? Yeah I’m talking about the evil dead franchise here, it was a long time ago, but it cost 350 000 with 29 million dollars worldwide gross.. I don’t think it needs to cost more than 500-600 thousand dollars, if the story’s good, it’s going to be good. Transformers, for example, was one of the worst movies I’ve seen in the last decade !

      • james mccurdy

        February 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        @meeeeeeeeee @DrainBlut Ditto 1000x

      • Olivania

        February 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        @meeeeeeeeee @DrainBlut Inflation *cough*

      • NEORaven667

        February 10, 2012 at 5:37 am

        @meeeeeeeeee Totally Agree. Anyone know how much the making of Bubba HoTep Was? That too was an awesome movie. Bruce Campbell the shit ๐Ÿ˜€

  • mikebyrne84

    February 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    In your video you mentioned about the huge accumulative costs of props and effects, have you considered approaching film/art schools where students are likely looking for opportunities to practice and hone their skills? Plus they would be able to list on their resumes that they have worked on an actual movie, so bonus points there.

  • Raykwon Satterwhite

    February 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    good luck on your movie avgn you awesome

  • Stonen80

    February 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Awesome job guys! This is the future of independent film and games!!!!!!!

  • codmate

    February 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Nice one James! I don’t begrudge you the donations I’ve made – like others say, I enjoyed your stuff for free for years, and as somebody else said; weird as it sounds, your site often provided the kind of non-mainstream light relief I needed from life when things got tough. All the best for the shoot; and don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll all be great! BTW – I hear Werner Herzog runs a course in forging shooting permits ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • JaysonGeronca

    February 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Hope you guys have enough funds to make an awesome movie!

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  • cobactrivale1

    February 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Still – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blinkworks/indie-game-the-movie they only got 23K and already won a SUNDANCE AWARD ! and the trailer and other videos on their site are just FANTASTIC !!! So Thats why i think over 100K IS ENOUGH ! Don’t make excuses , those guys can do it so can you .and hey i got proof so ๐Ÿ™‚ HA Bring me a good comeback or reply

  • Reppa

    February 21, 2012 at 5:54 am

    326k $ huge ๐Ÿ˜€ !!!

  • CharleWaldie

    March 5, 2012 at 4:56 am

    you need to talk to kevin smith the movie director and he just made a movie less than 100k and that was clerks the movie.

  • CharleWaldie

    March 5, 2012 at 4:56 am

    you need to talk to kevin smith the movie director and he just made a movie less than 100k and that was clerks the movie.

  • Justin Grice

    March 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    AVGN movie plotline: the nerd goes to Mexico in search of the lost landfill of E.T. games. I`m calling it now, come at me bros.

  • RetroGamer

    January 3, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    WOW , I feel extremly bad that i wasn’t able to donate , being a hardcore fan there was no excuse , from now on i’m gonna feel really bad watching your anything you do, knowing all that time and effort you put in your videos.Im sorry James !

  • NeverTooOld

    December 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

    You can count on me to buy the DVD as soon as it will came out!

  • June 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Hey James I want to thank you for showing me all the old games of your time I wish I was born in the 80s not in 2001 the games back then were great classics and there were huge libraries and huge varieties of consoles the games now are bad but some of the gamesback then were shit lol thanks James keep on doing what you’re doing.

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