Zach Braff raises $2M on Kickstarter in 3 days
This April 22, 2013 file photo provided by Millennium shows actor Zach Braff at the DeLeon Tequila special screening of "The Iceman" at the Arclight in Los Angeles. In the wake of the enormously successful “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign, Zach Braff is turning to crowd-funding to help realize a goal he’s had since his 2004 film “Garden State”: make another movie. The “Scrubs” star on Wednesday, April 22, 2013 launched a campaign to raise $2 million from fans on Kickstarter. (AP Photo/ Millennium, Todd Williamson)
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Braff has met his goal on Kickstarter, raising $2 million in three days to fund his follow-up to "Garden State."
The actor-director's crowd-funding campaign follows Rob Thomas' wildly successful use of Kickstarter to finance a movie of the defunct TV series "Veronica Mars." Thomas pulled in $2 million in less than a day, eventually gathering more than $5.7 million in 30 days.
But some observers have criticized Hollywood stars for using the Kickstarter website to dip into the pockets of their loyal fans. Braff has said this is the only way for him to direct his first film since "Garden State" with final cut and his desired casting.
After passing his goal Saturday, the "Scrubs" star said on Twitter: "I will not let you down. Let's go make a killer movie."