Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE - Screening at Comic Con & Fantasia Fest


Screening at Comic Con July 24 

International Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival July 27

VOD Release on September 2

Directed and written by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn 
Produced by Sean Keegan 

Starring: James Rolfe, Jeremy Suarez, and Sarah Glendening 

Based on the hit web series of the same name, ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIEblends science fiction, adventure, and comedy to follow a disgruntled gamer who must overcome his fear of the worst video game of all time in order to save his fans. Hilarity ensues as a simple road trip becomes an extravagant pursuit of the unexpected.

It was in 2006 that Rolfe uploaded his first review clip, establishing the popular persona that has made him a digital-age star. His motor-mouthed alter ego became a web sensation and the lure of the big screen came calling. Rolfe, his co-writer/director Kevin Finn, and producer Sean Keegan, have met the challenge with this inventive and off-kilter homage to B-grade cinema.

Entirely crowd-funded by the webseries’ large international fan-base, ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE raised what was, at the time in 2012, the second most ever for a film campaign online.   The film also tapped into its fans in the Industry, with more than 80 VFX artist volunteers contributing to the film and a score by AVGN fan and Emmy-Award winning composer, Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica)

The film retains all the elements that made Rolfe’s web series so successful — his delirious tirades and corrosive commentaries, along with a streak of humor comparable to Lloyd Kaufman’s. The film holds equal appeal for neophytes as a road movie that Rolfe carries capably with his Buster Keaton-esque comic turns. And yes, rest assured, Rolfe’s crafty critiques make their way into this love letter to genre classics!

 had its World Premiere on Monday, July 21 at a sold-out special event screening in Los Angeles. This will be followed by screenings during Comic-Con and Fantasia Fest (both of which are sold out), before launching into a nationwide tour. The tour will visit more than 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada and nearly all engagements are sold out.


ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE will be released on VOD September 2 and on DVD/BluRay in November. 

Directed and written by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn 
Produced by Sean Keegan 
Original music by Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica
Starring: James Rolfe, Jeremy Suarez (The Bernie Mac Show), and Sarah Glendening (All My Children

USA / 2014 /110 mins / HD / English