Now that Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell proved it could be done (with that record-breaking “Veronica Mars” movie), other actors are jumping on the Kickstarter bandwagon to fund their labor of loves.
This week, Zach Braff started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his (hopefully) next film, “Wish I Was Here.” It’ll be a follow-up to his last indie film, “Garden State,” which he wrote and directed. It’s not a sequel, though; it merely follows the same tone.
The true thespian and writer, Braff doesn’t want his labor of love to be sullied by the hands of a major motion picture studio. He wants to be able to cast the people he knows will be perfect for the characters he and his brother have written.
Penned by Braff and his brother Adam, “Wish I Was Here” follows a struggling actor in his mid 30s who, for various reasons, decides to home school his kids. In teaching his kids the ABCs and 123s, he matriculates in the study of his own life.
In the video below, Braff tells you about his passion for this piece and who he wants to co-star as his best friend/sexy pool boy!
The film is expected to begin filming this August, with hopes to debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.
I, for one, will back this film.
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