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Listen: Zach Braff Reflects on “Wish I Was Here” Kickstarter

Nearly one year after Kickstarter success Wish I Was Here was released, Zach Braff sat down to reflect on the crowdfunding campaign. The Wish I Was Here  campaign launched on the crowdfunding giant’s platform in 2013 and captured $3.1 million from over 46,000 backers. Its synopsis reads: “A struggling actor,… Read More

Indiegogo’s Con Man & Super Troopers Beat Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Wish I Was Here Crowdfunding Record

Well, it’s official: Con Man and Super Troopers 2 have not only hit the record books at crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, they each have become two of top most film projects in the funding methods history by beating out Zach Braff’s Wish I was Here.  Last week, Con Man finished its… Read More

Zach Braff Announces He Will Never Do Crowdfunding Again After Receiving Harsh Criticism

Despite the success of his Wish I Was Here crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, actor Zach Braff revealed he will never use the funding method ever again. Screen Daily reported that during a recent interview at the Zurich Film Festival, the former Scrubs start admitted he was… Read More

Crowdfunding At Its Best: Top 12 Successfully Funded Kickstarter & Indiegogo Films

Crowdfunding films is big business these days and it is still early in the evolution of this new approach to funding movies.  On Kickstarter, Film & Video is their second highest revenue generator having successfully raised almost $200 million.  Indiegogo has recently experienced some break… Read More

Zach Braff Talks “Wish I Was Here” Kickstarter Campaign & Its Criticism

The Kickstarter film success Wish I Was Here received mixed reviews over the past couple months, and now Zach Braff has started to discuss the film’s popularity along with his project on the crowdfunding platform.  During an interview with the New Zealand Herald and on Reddit, the former Scrubs star has spoken… Read More

Some Backers of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” Still Waiting for Kickstarter Perks

Actor Zach Braff’s new film and successful Kickstarter campaign “Wish I Was Here” hit theaters last week, but now backers of the famous project reveal they are still waiting for supposed perks ranging form a free t-shirt to a live online screening hosted. The “Wish… Read More

Zach Braff’s Crowdfunded Film “Wish I Was Here” Reviews Are Rolling In

So the emblematic film by Zach Braff, “Wish I Was Here” hits cinema screens across the nation today.  The film raised around $3 million on Kickstarter in 2013 setting  the pace for crowdfunding films.  While not quite achieving the success of  Veronica Mars, a film… Read More

Zach Braff “Wish I Was Here” – Opens This Friday

One of the biggest names in film crowdfunding, Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” is scheduled to hit cinemas across the country this Friday, July 18th.  The film raised $3.1 million crowdfunding on Kickstarter in May of 2013.  More than 46,000 fans supported the project… Read More

Zach Braff Shares Details About “Wish I Was Here”

With his new film “Wish I Was Here” set to hit theaters July 25th, actor-turned-filmmaker Zach Braff along with his co-star Donald Fasion sat down with Time Warner Cable News’ Victor Diaz to discussing the highly anticipated comedy/drama. Last year, Braff launched a crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Watch: The Trailer For Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-Funded Film Is Here & It Looks Amazing

I’m no authority on films by any means, but I’d like to think I can spot a winner. If this trailer for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here is any indication, I have some pretty high expectations for the effort. It looks awesome. Braff… Read More

“Wish I Was Here” Reviews Are In, Braff Nets Distribution Deal For Film At Sundance

Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded feature film Wish I Was Here premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week. Reviews were mixed, of course… And to those who thought Braff was out of line asking for a hand-out, be satisfied in knowing that his second directorial effort — which… Read More

FINAL DAYS: How High Can “Kung Fury” Climb?

Kung Fury is a campy movie done in classic 80’s over-the-top action style that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and the campaign is about to come to an end. Crowdfunding for the film will cease this Sunday, January 25th at about 11 AM EST. Will Kung Fury… Read More

Largest Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013: Indiegogo & Kickstarter

Bigger does not always mean better but we all find high profile, big money crowdfunding campaigns interesting and of note.  They may act as a barometer for new products, or services, and can distill future industry trends. The top rewards campaign for 2013, the Veronica… Read More

It’s Official: Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” Will Premiere At Sundance

Congratulations are in order for Zach Braff and the team behind his Kickstarter-funded film Wish I Was Here. The film will premiere at 2014’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival is slated to take place between January 16-26, 2014. It isn’t the only… Read More

Crowdfunding Is A Buzzsaw For Celebrities, Good And Bad

Rob Thomas changed crowdfunding forever with his campaign for Veronica Mars, legitimizing the funding method as a way for successful folks to circumvent the powers-that-be. The crowd can now greenlight creative products by sheer power in numbers. Gatekeepers? That’s so 2010. Zach Braff took this… Read More

Kickstarter Isn’t The Problem With Kickstarter

Recently, the act of donating to or promoting a Kickstarter campaign has become a highly politicized and moralized one for movie fans, an act brimming with questions, crises, and conundrums about systemic economic disadvantages normalized by dominant industries of filmmaking. Suspicion has been directed in droves toward… Read More

Worldview Entertainment Stake In Zach Braff’s New Movie Draws Criticism, But Is It Justified?

It’s the story that won’t die. Worldview Entertainment has stepped into the frey with Zach Braff’s upcoming release Wish I Was Here. The movie, a spiritual successor to Braff’s hit Garden State, is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. It sits at $2.6 million pledged with a week left… Read More

Kickstarter Founders Take To Blog To Disarm Critics

Today Kickstarter co-founders Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler took to the Kickstarter blog to answer criticism regarding recent high-profile campaigns launched by relative celebrities. In case you missed the backlash, here are some reference points: Today in “Should Celebrities Use Kickstarter?” Internet Reacts… Read More

WATCH – Zach Braff’s Most Revealing Interview Yet

Zach Braff took an opportunity to address his critics and wax poetic on the larger crowdfunding space during a 17 minute interview with the team behind Kickstarted. Kickstarted is a documentary on crowdfunding currently being prepared for a Kickstarter campaign itself. Of note is Braff’s… Read More

Kickstarter Has Already Accomplished The Hardest Thing For An Internet Brand

Google, Twitter… Kickstarter? Very few brands will ever reach this important milestone in Internet culture.

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