Zach Braff Needs You To Help Fund His ‘Garden State’ Follow-Up

If you were fourteen years old and living in New Jersey when Garden State came out, yes, it was probably a pretty life-changing movie for you. Otherwise, I’m still quite sure it was a hit, bringing in $35 million and establishing Zach Braff as more than just the lovable J.D. on Scrubs. And nine years since the indie drama’s release, Braff is now campaigning to get this second feature made via Kickstarter.

After parting with traditional funding in hopes to have total control over the project,  Wish I Was Here is the writer/director’s latest film written with his brother Adam, and he’s looking for a solid $2 in the next 30 days to gain the funds to get this ball rolling after seeing the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. According to Braff and the official website for Wish I Was Here, the film 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.
Well okay, Zach you have my attention and I am more than sure there will be a slew of fans eager to hop onto the project as well. The only thing left to do is call Frou Frou to see if she’s available to score the crescendo the feature.
Check out the campaign video below and some character designs.


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