Actor and director Zach Braff has hit back against suggestions he ought to have used his own money to fund his next film, rather than turning to the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.
Braff recently reached a $2m (£1.29m) target to shoot Wish I Was Here, a follow-up to his well-received 2004 directing debut Garden State, just five days after launching his Kickstarter page. In a video appeal on the site, he told potential backers he was close to a traditional financing deal to shoot the film, but wanted to do so without giving up the final cut and the right to pick his cast.
Twitter users and bloggers have since questioned why Braff, former star of the hugely successful long-running sitcom Scrubs, did not simply use his own cash. Others have questioned whether Wish I Was Here’s backers are handing over cash with little prospect of seeing any returns, even if the film triumphs at the box office.
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