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.
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.