Nine years after making his directorial debut in “Garden State,” actor Zach Braff is looking to direct a follow-up he's written, entitled “Wish I Was Here,” about a struggling actor’s existential crisis.
One would think, given "Garden State’s" critical success and its $35.8-million worldwide box office take on an estimated budget of $2.5 million, Braff would have no trouble securing the financing and creative freedom he needs to make the film happen.
Not so, says Braff.
“There are money guys willing to finance the project,” Braff says in video he posted online Wednesday morning, “but in order to protect their investment, they’re insisting on having final cut. Also, they want to control how the film is cast."
So Braff has decided to follow in the path of "Veronica Mars," the TV show which recently took to Kickstarter to raise more than $5.7 million from 91,585 donors. Braff's needs are more modest: He's seeking $2 million in next 30 days.