Zach Braff

Zach Braff Says “No One Wants to Make a Movie About Jews”

Currently doing the press rounds for his new, Kickstarter-funded, grammatically incorrect on purpose film that’s out today, Wish I Was Here,… Read More

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Stream Cat Power and Chris Martin’s “Wish I Was Here,” From Zach Braff’s New Movie

As someone who still listens to the Garden State soundtrack (and who can’t tell if she should be embarrassed about this… Read More

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Listen to Bon Iver’s New Track, “Heavenly Father,” From Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’

Because his music undergoes such frequent remixing, and he’s had high-profile collaborations with the likes of Kanye West as recently… Read More

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Put on Your Shins-Guards Before Watching the Trailer for Zach Braff’s New Film

Your $3,105,473 in Kickstarter donations is paying off with another poignant selfie of Zach Braff. Ten years after Garden State… Read More

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Zach Braff’s Music Taste Hasn’t Changed Since ‘Garden State,’ So We’re Naming It: Beigewave

You know the deal: this song will change your life, I swear. Etc. Etc. The first time audiences heard those words coming out of Natalie Portman’s mouth, I think they were interested in, albeit a little skeptical of, whatever music would follow. It was The Shins’ “New Slang,” a tambourine folk-rock number rife with sentiments of drifting and ultimately starting anew. For Garden State lead characters Andrew and Sam, at least during the time that the 2004 film follows them, a song like that could inspire action or more realistically, navel-gazing introspection. … Read More

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Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Is Becoming a PR Nightmare

Poor Zach Braff just can’t catch a break. You would think he’d be on top of the world: successful actor-turned-director with a new movie playing at Sundance that just sold for seven figures. But that’s not what’s getting him attention. Various outlets have noted that while Braff is riding high in Park City, the Kickstarter backers who financed a significant chunk of the budget for his film, Wish I Was Here, have been reduced to begging for tickets outside of screenings and wondering why they haven’t even received the meager rewards (T-shirts, posters, and the like) attached to their contributions. From a PR standpoint, Wish I Was Here is turning into a cautionary tale on the dangers of mixing direct fundraising with Hollywood inefficiency. … Read More

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Sundance 2014: How Crowd-Funding Harmed Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’

PARK CITY, UTAH: Normally, when a Sundance alum returns to Park City with a new feature, it’s hugs and handshakes all around. Zach Braff, star of the long-running Scrubs, brought his feature directorial debut Garden State to Park City exactly ten years ago, and he rushed to finish his follow-up, Wish I Was Here, in… Read More

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Zach Braff Tells Sundance Audience Kickstarter-Funded Film Also Paid For By “My Own Wallet”

Ten years after his feature filmmaking debut Garden State premiered at Sundance, Zach Braff returned to Park City today to… Read More

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