Zach Braff Meets Kickstarter Goal for 'Garden State' Sequel

Actor-director successfully crowdsourced funding for 'Wish I Was Here'

Zach Braff visits "Extra" at The Grove on March 6th, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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April 28, 2013 11:44 AM ET

Within four days of launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new movie, Zack Braff has surpassed his goal of $2 million. As of Sunday morning, the actor and director had raised $2,135,039 from 30,066 backers to support Wish I Was Here, the follow-up to his directorial debut, Garden State.

In a note on his Kickstarter page, Braff explained that he had nearly signed a typical financing goal for the new project. "Financing an independent film the traditional way often means having to give away your right to 'the final cut,' casting choices, location choices and cutting down your script to make it shoot-able on the cheapest budget possible," he said. "What if there is a different way?"

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The day after the Kickstarter campaign launched, Braff was already more than halfway toward his goal, having raised a fast $1.5 million. The campaign still has 26 days to go. 

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