Inspired by the successful Kickstarter campaign that funded the Veronica Mars movie, Zach Braff is taking his latest project to the crowd-sourcing site. The Garden State writer-director is seeking $2 million to finance Wish I Was Here. Take a look at the filmmaker's video introduction, featuring appearances from Jim Parsons, Donald Faison, and Chris Hardwick, along with concept art illustrations, then read on for more details.
"Wish I Was Here 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.
It was written by my brother, Adam, and me last summer."
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