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What Investing in Zach Braff’s Movie Will Get You…

Posted in Uncategorized by tneenan on 05/03/2013


Zach Braff has taken the innovative decision to fund his new movie through Kickstarter a crowd-source website which relies on donations from the public. With donations now at $2,000,000 what does donating to Zach’s film “I Wish I Was There” actually get you? Too Much Culture takes a look at his Kickstarter page for the details:

Pledge $10 or more:

CUPS: The production of a movie uses thousands of Styrofoam cups, and by donating $10 or more you can have one of these cups. I can’t guarantee the cup will have been used by a star of the movie, in fact, it definitely won’t, but this is your chance to own a piece of movie history. To retrieve your cup, simply go to the West-Hollywood landfill three weeks before the premiere.

Pledge $20 or more:

SCRUBS DVD:. Donation of $20 or more entitle you to go into any record store, buy a box set of Scrubs. All you then need to do is take a photo of yourself with the receipt, email it to an email account, invoice the production company once you receive your individual code, and wait eight-twelve months. The DVD must be worth $40 or more.

Pledge $30 or more:

BACKER’S SCREENING: You will be invited to a live screening of the film, over the internet.  The online version will be available to view 24 hours before the premiere, but may take a few weeks to buffer.

Pledge $40 or more:

T-SHIRT: You get a t-shirt. It won’t be anything to do with the film, it’ll probably be just a plain black t-shirt, but feel free to print your own cool design on it. Maybe write: “I helped make ‘I Wish I Was There’” on the front, and then maybe a movie poster, in case people forget what film you are talking about.

Pledge $100 or more:

Q&A AND SCREENING: You get the chance to attend a screening of the movie and a Q&A afterwards. I will be answering questions such as: “I paid $1oo for that!?” and “Why didn’t you get actual investors to help you finance it?” The Q&A will last fifteen minutes and I will be standing behind bullet proof glass.

Pledge $125 or more:

SIGNED ART PRINT: You will get you very own art print. So when people come round to your house and see it, you can say: “I helped finance Zach Braff’s movie… No not Garden State, the other one…  No not the Wizard of Oz one… Oh never mind”.

Pledge $200 or more:

YOU ARE A TURD: In the movie, the main character encounters round a thousand dog turds all of which are named in the script. Now is your chance to be one of the dog turds. You won’t actually see the name on the screen, but you will be able to point at that dog turd and say: “That was me”.

Pledge $750 or more:

PREMIERE TICKETS: You get the chance to walk along the red carpet (Not provided) rub shoulders with the stars (Not guaranteed) watch the movie (From a distance) and experience the glitz and glamour of a premiere for a film nobody could afford to make.

Pledge $1,000 or more:

AFTER PARTY: Ever wanted to spend an evening getting drunk with people with too much money and an insane love of Zach Braff? Now’s your chance. For a cool grand you will get to attend an exclusive after party with everyone else who donated a grand. Its like a prom which you have to pay a lot of money for, won’t know anyone at and won’t be allowed to speak to the important people. See you there!

Pledge $2,500 or more:

BE AN EXTRA: You know that thing that people are paid to do? Well this time you get to PAY, and the best thing is, I’ll make you feel like this is some sort of prize! For just $2,500 you can experience the joy of standing around in the cold, being shouted at by a First A-D and drinking cold coffee, all with absolutely no guarantee you’ll actually show up in the movie. Pledge now!

Pledge $7,000 or more:

NAME A CHARACTER: I wanted to fund a film through Kickstarter because I didn’t want to deal with loads of industry notes, so instead I’m handing the ability to name a character over to a random member of the public.  Want to call him “Signor Douche-Angel” you got it! Isn’t creativity fun.

Pledge $8,000 or more:

SPECIAL THANKS IN THE CREDITS: Because everyone stays to the end of the credits, right? Well you will, because you will want to see what you spent eight-grand on. Say “That’s me” to the cinema attendant sweeping up around you. What could be more awesome than that?

Pledge $10,000 or more:

BE A CAST MEMBER: Because who doesn’t want to watch a film where the cast is made up of insane rich people with no acting ability? I know I do. There are seventeen speaking roles available, all during the movie’s epic final chase scene, and all saying the words: “He went thata way”.

The film is expected to be released in September 2014 and will be distributed by Pyramid Scheme Pictures.