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Wish I was on an island somewhere sipping a piña colada. Wish I had more shoes. Which gives me a great idea: I should start a Kickstarter to help me fund a collection of footwear. You know, strictly for research purposes. And hey, it might work, just like it did for Zach Braff's new movie "Wish I Was Here."

"Wish I Was Here" is a story about a family with everyday struggles and dreams. The movie was funded with Kickstarter.

Mandy Patinkin: "I like not having big corporations. Have the power to run the show; the people are running the show."

For months, people donated to Zach Braff's campaign, while he made them feel special.

Joey King: "I think that the fact that real people, just any regular people, contributed, and especially what Zach did, he made everyone feel special, and the prizes he gave on Kickstarter for different amounts that you donate, he just made everyone feel so special and welcome."

The goal amount was reached, the movie was made, and Zach says it feels great.

Zach Braff: "For me it does, because I truly couldn't get this film made. It was gonna sit on a shelf, and people who like small personal movies like this, I think that they should know that Hollywood isn't making these movies, and they're close to impossible to finance."

Kate Hudson: "What's funny is, I don't see this movie as small. What's interesting about this film is that, you know, the themes are huge."

Zach Braff: "I don't mean the themes are small, I mean that a studio won't gamble on something that's so uniquely individual and personal."

As for the backers, they get a beautiful film to call their own.

Joey King: "The backers are going to feel like this is their movie, and the people are gonna feel that this is their movie, which is so awesome to me because it is their movie. Without them we wouldn't have a movie, we wouldn't be sitting here right now promoting this movie."

Mandy Patinkin: "With film and television, the only people missing in the room is the audience, so the fact that the Kickstarter audience, thousands and thousands, participated in the birth of the funding of this movie and then come on the set, come through the publicity process and everything, it at least brings the audience closer and closer."

Sounds like a real treat to me.

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