WISH I WAS HERE is the uplifting and relatable story of life, love and family for a thirty-something man who finds himself at major crossroads. The talk of Sundance festival on its debut earlier this year.
From the director of Garden State, Zack Braff is back, after ten years away from directing, with Wish I Was Here. Crowd funded via Kickstarter and know as one of the biggest Kickstater projects ever created.
The same sort of themes are in this film. Life, loss of a parent, and love.
Not only was the film funded by normal people, the soundtrack is as epic. With The Shins, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Cat Power and Paul Simon.
With a rebellious daughter and an ill father, Aidan Bloom is at a crossroads in his life. Does his dreams have to change or just re-evaluating?
Will he re-find his religion? Will he discover his dreams or will his life take another path?
WISH I WAS HERE follows the life of Aidan Bloom, an L.A-based mid-thirties husband, out-of-work actor and non-practicing Jew. Approaching a crisis point in his life, he’s reluctant to give up on his dream of becoming an actor yet feels the strain he’s putting on his wife, Sarah, the sole breadwinner. When his father, gets ill and they can no longer afford to send their kids, to a private Hebrew school, Aidan is forced to re-evaluate everything. Not easy for a guy who still daydreams he’s a spaceman.
Breaking into UK cinemas September 19, 2014