Last month, Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new film Wish I Was Here. Regardless of whether you fall under the “Kickstarter is supposed to be for people without money, not highly successful actor / directors!” group or the “That’s frickin’ awesome — I’m dying to support a new film by someone cool like Zach Braff!” crowd, you’ve got to admit that the guy is doing it right.
I happen to be part of the latter crew who backed the project and tweeted and re-posted the Kickstarter link for all the other people I know who love Braff’s first film, Garden State. And as promised, he’s been emailing daily updates. I feel now as though I didn’t just fork a bill to support the arts, but that I’m actually learning something new each day about how films are produced. His updates are written for people who know nothing about film production so he takes the time to explain what each person’s role is and why everything is important. For someone who’s worked on a film before this might feel a bit simple, but for people like me it’s really interesting. Thanks Zach!