"The entire media system," he adds, "is designed to build someone up and then tear them down." He talks a little about how great movies of the past (he cites Annie Hall) wouldn't get made in the hyper money–conscious climate of corporate Hollywood.
Nevertheless, he tells me he has no intention of crowd–funding a project again.
Being forced into the role of "the person who was going to educate Earth on the intricacies of film finance, the intricacies of crowd–funding" was just too exhausting. Then tells me: "You have approximately 60 summers left. You shouldn't be talking to me in a dark hotel lobby, you should be out walking a puppy." Which – as sweethearted as it is insufferable – is as Zach Braff–ish a valediction as I can imagine.
Then, acknowledging the gloomy turn the conversation's taken, he makes a sad trombone noise: "wah–wahhhhh." "We need to end on something uplifting!
Establishing that the interview is for The Daily Telegraph, he says rhetorically, "This is a big one, right? Determined to bring Wish I Was Here to fruition, but unable to secure conventional studio backing, the actor, in April last year, appealed to the users of the crowd–funding site Kickstarter for assistance.
In a specially–made video he said he wanted to make an unofficial sequel to Garden State, without, as he put it, "the money guys". Many wondered – in savage terms – why anyone should donate money to a wealthy celebrity to fund his own vanity project.
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He had had a bit part as Woody Allen and Diane Keaton's son in Manhattan Murder Mystery, but by 2001, "I was working as a waiter. My parents gave me ,000 and I put it all into buying a Nissan 240 SX.
I loved that car." When he got the role he gave the car to his favourite bus boy.
"Rich person Zach Braff wants the internet to pay for his next movie," reported the American website Gawker. "It was about fighting for artistic integrity," he says. If I want to make money I'd go do a network TV show.
This experiment, which was a tremendous success, was [to find out] what it would be like if you took all the corporate involvement out of the process and you made a movie with and for your fans.