Zach Braff’s Kickstarter film Wish I Was Here, has released it’s first teaser trailer.
After raising over $3 million dollars through the Kickstarter scheme, Braff debuted the film at the Sundance Film Festival this past January. The film is a follow up to his 2004 film Garden State which also starred Natalie Portman. The two films have a lot of similarities including the band The Shins who scored the film with their song Simple Song. In Garden State, Portman says to Braff to listen to The Shins’ New Slang because the song will change his life.
Braff set out to make a film that was “the truest representation of what’s in my brain.” However, maybe not everyone wants to know exactly what’s in his head as the film has received mixed reviews. Knowing Braff’s personality though, I am sure we can expect witty, quirky and honest comedy with touching heartfelt moments that will most definitely bring us to tears.
On Kickstarter, Braff gives a synopsis of the film:
“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.”
The film, that is released in theaters on July 18, 2014 ,also stars Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Joey King, Ashley Greene and Scrubs co-star, Donald Faison.
For now, check out the first trailer below:
Zach Braff’s Kickstarter film Wish I Was Here, has released it’s first teaser trailer. After raising over $3 million dollars through the Kickstarter scheme, Braff debuted the film at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.