In the past couple of years, we have been given some very big Kickstarter campaigns, with some very impressive results along the way. While studios are often reluctant to stump up the funds for certain movies, the fans are still able to get the project off the ground, by giving money towards the budget of the movie.
That is exactly what happened for Zach Braff and his upcoming new movie Wish I Was Here, which came to life thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. It is believed that around 60% of the final $5m budget was made up of the Kickstarter funds and Zach has revealed just how grateful he is for the support of the fans.
Braff told Movies Now, "I've funded a few things on Kickstarter. With some of them I only gave a little money and I got all these updates and felt like part of the process. And then sometimes I've given a lot of money and didn't hear anything. And I wanted to have this be that first, positive experience. I said, 'We're going to break the mold and give people a platinum VIP experience.' We hired three people who could respond to everyone. I didn't want an email to go a day without a response. It was like running a concierge business."
As well as writing and directing Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff will also appear in the movie, along with an impressive cast which includes Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons and Ashley Greene, to name just a few. Wish I Was Here features at the Sundance Film Festival this month and will officially open in the US in September.