(NEW YORK) — It worked for Kristen Bell, so why can’t it work for Zach Braff?
Last month, a Kickstarter campaign for the long-awaited Veronica Mars movie, in which Bell will reprise the titular character, was launched by series creator Rob Thomas, and it quickly surpassed its donation goal of $2 million. It ultimately reached $5.7 million.
Braff, a former cast member of TV’s Scrubs and the star, writer and director of the 2004 film Garden State, is now going the same route, having created a Kickstarter campaign for his next movie project, Wish I Was Here.
Braff writes on the Kickstarter campaign page, “Financing an independent film the traditional way often means having to give away your right to ‘the final cut,’ casting choices, location choices and cutting down your script to make it shoot-able on the cheapest budget possible.”
In Wish I Was Here, Braff will play a struggling actor who attempts to home-school his two kids.
Much like the Veronica Mars movie, the donation goal for Braff’s project is set at $2 million. As of Wednesday night, he was more than halfway there.
If you pitch in, you’ll get access to the script and/or other goodies, depending on the donation amount.
Braff’s most recent film was Oz the Great and Powerful; he voiced a monkey.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
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