Gosh, it seems like just four days ago we were reporting that Zach Braff wanted your money — all $2 million of it — in order to fund his latest indie project, "Wish I Was Here." And now, just 96 hours later (give or take), Braff has already reached his goal, as according to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Wish I Was Here" Kickstarter project hit the $2 million mark on Saturday and is now officially funded.
So which Hollywood star is going to come begging for handouts next?
Not that we have a problem with fans funding films they really want to see. After all, we'll be first in line for the new "Veronica Mars" movie that started this whole Kickstarter movie thing earlier this year. And if there's really no other way to get these films made, well, so be it. Plus, backers get all sorts of bonus swag for supporting the movie, like t-shirts, art prints, online advance screenings of the film and whatnot.
For his part, Braff is pretty much over the moon about "Wish I Was Here" getting funded.
"Dear Fans, I cannot believe your unbelievable support for WIWH," Braff tweeted over the weekend. "I wish I could hug each and every one of you."
Frankly, we're surprised that "Personal Hug From Zach Braff" wasn't one of the pledge rewards, but maybe the next filmmaker looking to get their project funded will remember to include it.
Because make no mistake, there are going to be plenty more Kickstarter projects coming down the line. Which ones get funded is entirely up to you — and your increasingly empty wallet.