‘Scrubs’ Actor Asks Fans to Help Him Fund New Film

Zach Braff wants $2 million to make “Wish I Was Here”

   

‘Scrubs’ Actor Asks Fans to Help Him Fund New Film

zach braff 191x300 Scrubs Actor Asks Fans to Help Him Fund New FilmZach Braff is hoping his fans can help him fund a new movie.

Braff — who last directed Garden State and played Dr. John Dorian in Scrubs — wants to raise $2 million to fund the production of Wish I Was Here, New York Daily News reports.

Braff says the success that the Veronica Mars production team had with using Kickstarter to fund a movie made him think of going the crowd-funding route. He believes asking fans to contribute will allow him more directorial control than traditional movie funding sources.

“I was about to sign a typical financing deal in order to get the money to make ‘Wish I Was Here,’ my follow up to ‘Garden State,” Braff writes on his Kickstarter page. “It would have involved making a lot of sacrifices I think would have ultimately hurt the film.”

Fans seems to be responding. Within a few hours of the campaign starting, it raised more than $760,000 for the movie. It has just under a month remaining to raise the final $1,250,000.

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