Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Movie Hits $2 Million Goal in Only Three Days
Zach Braff's new movie is almost "here."
The 38-year-old Scrubs star posted a Kickstarter page to raise $2 million to make a new movie, and the goal has been reached in three days.
This is the point where all you Garden State fans out there rejoice! Then again, we're not sure if Garden State fans are big on rejoicing. So feel free to do something that is quirky but somber to celebrate this news.
In the new movie, Wish I Was Here, Zach will play a struggling actor — not unlike the struggling actor he played in Garden State, we assume — who home-schools his kids and dreams of being a Space-Knight.
Zach will direct the film, having co-written the script with his brother.
This project proves yet again that raising funds for a major film through Kickstarter is a viable option.
Last month, the Veronica Mars film reached its $2 million goal in less than a day, en route to making over $5 million.
However, some critics have wondered why Zach — who's clearly not hurting for cash given the syndication money he rakes in from Scrubs — doesn't just pony up the $2 million of his own money, rather than asking fans to do it for him.
Zach had a big indie hit with 2004's Garden State, co-starring Natalie Portman. However, Zach hasn't directed a movie since then. His most recent film role was as a flying monkey in Oz the Great and Powerful.
One person who is clearly excited for the new movie is the person who shelled out $10,000 for the movie and will receive a line of dialogue in the film.
So will you see this new film?
And by the way, are we the only ones bothered by the fact that the title of the film should be Wish I Were Here and not Wish I Was Here? Or should we just let that go?