Remember that magical day in which aVeronica Mars movie Kickstarter raised over $2 millionin no time flat,thus effectively putting the film into production?That was a real Judd-Nelson-fistpump of a day.It felt like a win for the people,true fan-driven results.
Then,things got weird.EnterZach Braff.Zach launcheda KickstarterforWish I Was Here,a semi-followup toGarden Statehe and his brother are trying to get off the ground.Since the Kickstarter gathered media traction,Mandy Patinkin,Kate Hudson,and Josh Gad have all joined the film,about a husband in the midst of an existential crisis (naturally).
But other stars weren't so kind.Bloggers and comedians cracked wise about Braff's plea.The general vibe was: Braff's a star.He's got a pile of money.Why is he asking us for ours?Jon Lajoie ofThe Leaguegets it:
The question came up again whenMelissa Joan Hart launched a campaignto fund a rom-com vehicle she's hoping to star in,Darci's Walk of Shame.And again when,this week,Zosia Mametand her sister Clara,who together have a band called the Cabin Sisters,put up a Kickstarterfor a music video they're hoping to shoot.
These efforts have had varying levels of success.For all the supposed outrage he caused,Braff met his $3 million goal.Melissa Joan Hart's project,which had a $2 million goal,was canceled after raising only $51,605.And Zosia's is ongoing,but the going is slow so far ($2,005 have been contributed towards the $32,000 goal).