Zach Braff’s new movie meets Kickstarter goal

Zach Braff’s attempt to fund his new movie through crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter has been an unqualified success, collecting more than $2 million in less than a week.

Zach Braff

Titled Wish I Was Here, the picture will mark Braff’s first directorial effort since his hit indie Garden State.

Braff’s legion of fans were no doubt enticed by the promise of the picture – co-written by his brother Adam – and pledged their cash in droves.

As of this writing, more than 30,000 individuals had ponied up some dough, helping it hit the $2 million goal with more than three weeks left of fundraising to go.

It follows in the footsteps of the Veronica Mars movie, which raised $5.7 million from 91,585 fans via Kickstarter.

Though the Veronica Mars project raised some eyebrows – particularly from those concerned about the new precedent it set – factions of the internet are flat-out infuriated by Braff’s endeavour, with his personal finances and dubious rewards packages brought into question.

Comedian Tim Heidecker’s response to this whole thing has been the funniest; he scripted a scene for the movie, which was later filmed by some enterprising individuals. Watch it here.

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