Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Kickstarter campaign beats its goal by over $1 million


Last month Zach Braff started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new film entitled Wish I Was Here, and today the campaign wrapped — having surpassed its initial goal by over $ 1 million. Braff had initially sought $ 2 million, a figure he said would allow him to retain the creative control he sought for the project. The campaign broke that number within three days. Ultimately, Wish I Was Here raised more than $ 3.1 million dollars, with over 46,000 different individuals contributing.

Braff ran into backlash almost immediately upon launching the campaign. Unlike the Veronica Mars Kickstarter project, Braff wasn’t trying to raise funds for a well-known property — Wish isn’t a direct sequel to his 2004 film Garden State — and he…

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