Zach Braff Gets His $2M on Kickstarter
...in just 3 days
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2013 9:15 AM CDT
Zach Braff poses for a photo as he promotes his new film "The High Cost of Living" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

(Newser) – First Veronica Mars, now Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here: Another indie movie has been successfully funded by Kickstarter. Braff raised his goal of $2 million in just three days, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and funding will continue for 26 days. (As of this writing, Braff has raised more than $2.1 million.) Predictably, not everyone is happy with the trendy new method of rich and famous people using Kickstarter to fund their projects. Sample headline from the Atlantic Wire: "Zach Braff Will Get His Dirty Kickstarter Money."

Writes Connor Simpson, "So there you have it. 28,000 people are paying Zach Braff to make the most Braff-ian movie he possibly can ... so they can pay him again when they buy tickets at the theater to see this terrible movie."

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codyconn
Apr 28, 2013 3:12 PM CDT
I'm also confused why people are upset. Braff wants to make a movie but can't get the funding for his indie flick through someone with that money, so he gets donations from the people that would love to see it. Its a wonderful idea, a grass roots campaign to put together a movie there are apparently fans of is good.. not bad. To those that hate the idea, don't give him any money and dont see the money. Shouldn't worry you.
ducme
Apr 28, 2013 11:54 AM CDT
I don't understand the controversy, if you don't like the method, then you simply do not pay into it and you don't watch the movie. Nobody wants to here you bitch and moan about something you're not a part of anyway.
DougMasters
Apr 28, 2013 10:58 AM CDT
"So there you have it. 28,000 people are paying Zach Braff to make the most Braff-ian movie he possibly can ... so they can pay him again when they buy tickets at the theater to see this terrible movie" To be fair, Braff isn't the woooooorst actor ever... Ok maybe he is. Garden State may be the best movie he was in and in my opinion it sucked. Scrubs was at least funny.