Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kickstarter spins straw into gold for Zach Braff

American actor, producer and director Zach Braff may have much to thank Kickstarter for by summer's end.

The crowd-funding site helped him finance not one but two films that will soon appear in a theatre near you.

In a previous post, we discussed his project Wish I was Here, co-starring Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin and scheduled for wide release July 25.

Starting July 18, just one week before the release of Braff's directorial follow-up to Garden State, theatres across the U.S. and Canada will also be screening his documentary Video Games: The Movie, co-produced by Cliff Bleszinki.

Narrated by Lord of the Rings alum Sean Astin, Video Games will chronicle the rise of the popular pastime, celebrating its humble beginnings in the days of Atari, Intellivision and ColecoVision and the evolution of the Nintendo-Sega battle for console dominance to today's next-generation console war between Xbox and PlayStation.

"Games are a part of the human experience and permeate our culture now more than ever before," director Jeremy Snead said. "I'm thrilled that my film will expose the world to a never-before-told story of the men and women who built this industry, as well as what it has become and what it will continue to evolve into."

Braff and Bleszinski are among those inteviewed in the documentary, along with fanboy Wil Wheaton, who many will recognize from such popular programs as Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory and Eureka, as well as Chris Hadwick, the American stand-up comedian and sought-after commentator in the world of science fiction and fantasy programming.

Like Wish I was Here, Video Games: The Movie will be a fun-filled flick to kick back with for all ages.

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