Zach Braff wants you to give him $2 million. The actor/writer/director would like to produce a follow-up to his Indie cult hit “Garden State” but he’s not interested in going to the typical Hollywood finance guys. He says it would have involved making a lot of sacrifices that would have ultimately hurt the film. So, he’s turned to Kickstarter to fund his next film "Wish I Was Here."
If you participate in the Kickstarter campaign, you could end up as part of the cast (for a $10,000 investment), or even name a character (for a mere $7,000). Outside of your budget? Invest $40 and get a custom t-shirt.
Here’s how Zach pitches the film project to prospective investors:
"Wish I Was Here" is the story of Aidan Bloom (played by me), a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he'd always dreamed he'd be as a little kid.
When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids (ages 5 and 12) and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them.
The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to scrap the traditional academic curriculum and come up with his own. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.
"Wish I Was Here" was written by Zach and his brother, Adam, and can be funded by you—via Kickstarter.
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