Zach Braff sort of shocked the film industry when he created a Kickstarter fund for his new movie, Wish I Was Here. This film is a follow-up to Zach Braff’s indie breakout hit Garden State. Braff’s plan to fund his film via Kickstarter actually worked and as a result, he was able to create this new film. His original goal for a budget for the film was $2 Million and he ended up raising a total of $3,105,473 via his Kickstarter campaign! Because of the success of Garden State, Braff was trusted and proved that he is not just that funny guy from Scrubs.
Wish I Was Here is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.
Of course from watching the trailer, you would never pick up on that. It’s just a teaser though and a teaser’s job is to do just that, tease you. I am teased and I am looking forward to everything this film has to offer. I was a fan of Garden State, let’s see how you follow it up Braff!
By: Pat Hanavan