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

by Nate Wooley | April 25, 2013 9:16 am

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

zach braff 191x300 'Scrubs' Actor Asks Fans to Help Him Fund New Film[1]Zach 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[2].

Braff says the success that the Veronica Mars[3] 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.

β€œI 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. β€œIt 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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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/zach-braff.jpg
  2. New York Daily News reports: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/zach-braff-launches-kickstarter-fund-film-article-1.1326348
  3. Veronica Mars: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/almost-50000-fans-pay-to-have-tv-series-brought-to-big-screen/
  4. Justin Bieber’s Doting Grandpa Suffers in Squalor: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/justin-biebers-doting-grandpa-suffers-in-squalor/
  5. Reese Witherspoon Arrested for Disorderly Conduct: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/reese-witherspoon-arrested-for-disorderly-conduct/
  6. ‘Crocodile Dundee’ Star Is Missing $34 Million: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/crocodile-dundee-star-is-missing-34-million/

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