Zach Braff started an uproar on the net when he launched his Kickstarter campaign for his first film project since Garden State. The movie, Which I was Here, went on to get funding in near record time and now we are getting our first look at it.
The film has had mixed reviews from festivals so far, but I really loved Garden State when it came out. it was the perfect movie for someone in their 20’s who was still trying to figure out their life. It looks like Wish I was Here is attempting to fill that same space for Thirtysomethings.
“Wish I Was Here” is the story of Aidan Bloom (played by me), a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always dreamed he’d be as a little kid.
When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids (ages 5 and 12) and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them.
The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to scrap the traditional academic curriculum and come up with his own. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.