After raising over $3 million on Kickstarter last year, Zach Braff's film Wish I Was Here debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Braff's follow-up to Garden State has received mixed reviews overall, and the general consensus is that his brainchild — which he crowdfunded in order to bring fans "the truest representation of what's in my brain" — would have benefited from the representation of what's in editors' brains as well. Nonetheless, our own Bryan Bishop found a film that was "funny, quirky, and will probably move you to tears before the credits roll."
Some of the project's Kickstarter backers, however, expressed frustration at not being able to attend the premiere showing, especially after the film was acquired by Focus Features for $2.75 million. The general theatrical launch isn't until July, though Braff has promised a handful of advance screenings to fans who pledged $100 or more. For now, everyone can see the first trailer of the film, a comedic drama about a man struggling through life and fatherhood. The trailer gives us a preview of that, along with some fantastical visuals and a song by the Shins. Really, who else would you expect?