by Zach Braff
PLEASE try to talk Natalie Portman into playing your wife.
Hihaaa ! Every single note from you and Coco is a delight !
Thank you so much for letting us be a part of this great and unforgettable adventure !
This little dog has something special ...mm, but I don't know what it iiiis :)
Hopes from Paris !
I'm just so excited to be a part of this! Thanks for the opportunity and the updates!! You are AWESOME!!!
As long as Donald and Jim are in it, I'm good. I don't think Natalie Portman is old enough to believably have a 12 year old, but I'm sure you'll make whoever you cast work. :)
First day as a backer. This is all very cool. Love this.
Great going...proud and cool-groovy with this progress....well done, very well done but still with a little pink in the middle. Excellent...Ken Mask
First of all, I didn't even think of the aspect of you engaging the fans when I donated my measly $40. Kudos to you for having that as part of your vision. I gave you money because I could relate to you wanting to do the film in your own way, your vision; something that the business heads at all of the movie companies don't quite allow the artists to do. It totally made sense to me to donate money to your project, because I like your work, and wanted to see what you could do with other artists without these rich business people mucking it up with their invasive dream crushing ideas.. As for the rest of the stuff, the emails to let me know what's going on, well that's icing on the cake. So, my reason for donating was ARTISTIC CONTROL by you and not the investors. And yeah, I don't care if you're famous and on Kickstarter. The naysayer whiners can go start their own Kickstarter project and name it "Zack Basher" for all I care. Oh, and don't kid yourself, you're scaring the shit out of the investors and movie businesses. You took money out of their mouthes and that's their way of bashing your vision. Don't listen to them. You opened up a can of creativity, and many other artists will do the same, thereby taking back control of their vision and not allowing the moguls to ruin a project!
You watch The Soup, right? Joel McHale should totally have a bit in your movie!!
Kickstarted video was ACE good idea!
Love you long time.
This is so cool! Can't wait for your updates when the shooting starts!!
Have fun in Cannes!
Stop! I've bought two tickets! Now, please! Stop strangling that hamster!!!
Let Sarah be Sarah! Or Natalie. :-)
Dear Zach, please find a distributor in Russia. I so want to watch this movie in my native language... You have a lot of fans here, and we know you mostly from "The Scrubs"and adore you and your work so much that we'll be very glad to meet with your new movie.
Maybe Scott Adsit for one of the roles (high school friend and awesome actor)
Screw the naysayers. I backed you because you are Zach Fucking Braff and you show that you care for and love your fans. Thanks for the fun updates. Best part of my day.
Hi Zach, first day as a backer (finally! i took to be a backer but not to promote the project by blogging stuff ;) ), so first comment for me. Can't wait to know more about your casting choices. Good to know that you're going to Cannes, we all know you're going to find a great foreign distribution deal ! finger crossed !
I've always been following your carrier since Scrubs began in france (i'm 21), so it's been a long time, i kinda grown up with you. I've never been attached (or fan) to an actor/director, so it's a weird feeling. I think it was because you made me laugh as a kid. When i saw Garden State for the first time, i really understood your metaphor for this story. It became my favorite movie, not because it was you, or indie or wathever, it's because it was the first movie wich was going into my brain and heart for real for the first time.
It's a long message and i'm french so it's maybe complicated to understand, but anyway all i wanted to say is that to be little part of a project with you, that's amazing.
PS : yup i'll be posting a shorter comment the next time
I learn so much! Thank you :)
Elizabeth Banks would be perfect for the role :)
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You know you want to come to Sydney :)
It's the first time I pledge for a project on Kickstarter and it happens to be yours! Really happy about this :)
So you'll be in Cannes during the film festival? I may be mounting the stairs for Gatsby, will you be there for the premiere? If yes hope to see you there. If not, hope to take a cup of coffee with you there!
It's truly amazing to follow ur project and being part of it as a backer. What would be really cool, if u put on the limited edition Vinyl of the Soundtrack one or two extra-songs, which r not on the CD oder iTunes-soundtrack. That would make the Vinyl even more special and groovy. Stay tuned :-)
I truly hope Jim Parsons will be the sexy pool boy....
Sarah Chalke or Natalie Portman as wife! I would love to see you work again with either one of those talented women!!
Donald and Jim need to be in this some how. That's my biggest request! :)
Also, I watched the kickstarted video that was posted on reddit, thanks for taking the time to make that. It just made me that much more proud to contribute to a film like this. Spend my $60 wisely! Haha, if I was anywhere near a screening, i'd be doing that for sure.
I just really wanna see Josh Hartnett in your film! Have a great day, Zach! ;)
Julie Bowen as the wife/mother! I am pretty sure I just thought of her because she plays such a good mother on Modern Family, but she is very believable! And as an actual mother, I am sure she doesn't have to do much acting in some parts :D Good luck on your casting!
It seems you're squeezing out her/his eyes off the face... :D
Back in topic, thanks for this update and looking forward to the next one.
I'm so glad that someone created the Spotify lists!! It would be great to have a concert around the soundtrack as well: a music festival to celebrate the music of your films.
This sound very exciting and I'm looking forward to read about or hear of or see some members of the future cast. Wish you good luck for the foreign distribution. And as person living outside the USA I hope you find one! ;)
Here's a thought for a new reward level...follow the backer on Twitter for a pledge of, oh, I don't know, maybe $1000? I'd gladly add an additional $400 to my current pledge for that perk. I mean, the personal video clip is swell and all, but to be followed on Twitter would be swell-er. And who knows, you might enjoy the backers' Twitter streams. (Mine is at least moderately entertaining.)
That kid from iron man 3 was pretty good Ty Simpkins
Hey Zach! First day as a backer! Don't let any of the haters bother you; your work has helped me through emotional and depressing times in my life and my forty dollar contribution represents only a fraction of the happiness you've brought to my life. I know you're going to pour your heart into this film and I feel privileged to be along for the ride.
Loved your response on kickstarted! You were right on point!
I am what you call a "web-savy" guy. And I've heard about kickstarter before. The problem is that it all seemed a little sketchy. And since I'm from Portugal, no one I know used it or even knew what it was.
This project was all it took for me to jump right in! I opened my facebook wall, I saw your post, came here, checked the video and saw my opportunity!
Since then I've backed 6 other projects! 6!! It wasn't a lot of money, but it was money those artists would never get from me if it weren't for you and your project. And like me there must be tons of people doing the same. Like you said, this thing is addicted like hell! It makes me so happy to know that I'm helping someone across the globe achieving their dreams. Its just the best feeling in the world!
You mentioned that the project brought a record traffic to the site. I would love for someone to make the math and see how much more money is being spent on kickstarter since Veronica Mars and this. Maybe the guys at kickstarted could do it.
I would also love if everyone could say which projecta they're backing so we could get to know about more cool projects ;)
(virtual hug back to you)
Zach keep up the good work, we would like to see some photos of the new people too! Something that would be awesome is in the launch you give us a version of the film to download, just the backers. If people will pirate your movie they will do it anyways, your money invested you will get by selling the tickets, and by doing this you will show the world that you don'
And did someone got the bands into another platform than Spotify? In Brazil we don't have support for it =\
(virtual hug back to you)
Zach keep up the good work, we would like to see some photos of the new people too! Something that would be awesome is in the launch you give us a version of the film to download, just the backers. If people will pirate your movie they will do it anyways, your money invested you will get by selling the tickets, and by doing this you will show the world that you don't want this for the money.
Hey guys, i missed/ can't find the spotfly thing... What's that all about? How did the breakfast go? And. When do we get to hear about this Adam dude ? What he has to do with the script and so on...and please go to Australia , I don't live there or anything but the comments just keep boomeranging...
Keep it up Zach! I can't wait to see this film!
Best money I've spent in a while - so inspiring! Thanks for letting us be a part of this journey. Tons of respect for you. Hope to steal a quick handshake at NY screening!
Found the spotfly way cool.
Casting children is the most difficult I've found ( I did an extensive kid search for the lead boy in "Little Buddha"), especially if you want someone who's never been onscreen before. I've never met Avy personally, but I know that she's an exceptional casting director. (Avy, I worked for Deb Aquila a HUNDRED years ago!).
hey Zach. It is tremendously cool that you share these details. a super great idea that makes it worth every penny.
Zach, just saw a great old (1969) film you have to see, Le Grand Amour, very funny and has lots of great fantasy sequences, totally up your alley: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064390/…
I just recently signed up for Kickstarter just to back your project. I was very disappointed when my pledge did not go through. By the time I figured out what went wrong the pledge I wanted to make was no longer available. Then I went on today and lo and behold - there was another opportunity! Thanks for upping the rewards!
Please, just hire Sarah Chalke in your movie, so talented !
I can't wait to see the actor you had choose :D ! (I hope they all want to participate)
ps : what an ugly little dog xD
Have a great time in Cannes, Gilles Jacob is so sweet !
Elizabeth Banks. Calling it.