Forget Pitching to Hollywood. Zach Braff Raises $1.9 Million in 2 Days on Kickstarter.

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Zach Braff Kickstarter Project. Actor-director Zach Braff is killing it on the crowdfunding platform. He has forgone traditional ways of getting Hollywood backing and has raised $1.9 million (and counting) in two days on the crowdsourcing platform, for “Wish I Was Here,” his follow-up to “Garden State.” The goal was to reach $2 million in funding in a month.

Zach Braff Kickstarter Project

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Zach Braff
above: Zach wrote the move with his brother Adam last summer.

The project launched two days ago, April 24th. As of 7:30pm April 26th (Pacific Time) he has raised $1,916,889 from 27,135 backers. He still has 27 days to reach his $2,000,000 goal, which he obviously will surpass.

His earnest and likeable video pitch on Kickstarter has appearances by Jim Parsons, Donald Faison and Chris Hardwick:

And more:

Cinematographer Larry Sher, who shot Zach’s first film, Garden State, as well as the hangover franchise, has agreed to shoot “Wish I Was Here”:
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Here is a drawing of the film’s characters by Colin Fix (the film in NOT animated):

To get all the details about the film or to become a supporter and see what goodies various pledges will get you, visit Zach’s Kickstarter project.