Zach Braff wants you to help fund his next movie!
And not everyone's happy about that. Almost immediately after Braff announced his Kickstarter campaign to fund his Garden State follow-up film, Wish I Was There, the criticism began. But in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the Scrubs star defends his grassroots campaign.
"People seem to think I have Oprah Winfrey money," he says. "I've done well in my career, but I am not sitting on $22 million."
He also points out that his backers will get something in return for their cash, saying, "Even the most entry-level backer will get access to an online magazine about the making of the film. If David Fincher, who I'm a huge fan of, had a video blog of the making of one of his movies, I would have been the first one there."
As for those who don't approve of Braff's use of Kickstarter? They don't have to be involved! "People who don't like what I'm doing, that's fine," he says. "That's the great thing about crowd-sourcing—it's very pragmatic. You're into it or you're not. There are obviously a lot of people who like the idea and will support it. I feel like we've all joined this little club and we're going to make a movie together."
Braff has already surpassed his $2 million goal; 24 days remain should you still want to contribute to the making of the film.