Indie film directors — during interviews — inevitably bring up something they have learned from Woody Allen. So it was refreshing to hear from Vulture that the young Jewish filmmaker, Zach Braff, taught his veteran counterpart a thing or two about how the kids are raising money these days to fund their projects. Braff happens to be an expert on the subject, having raised nearly $3 million on Kickstarter for “Wish I Was Here,” his follow-up to “Garden State.”
Braff was in a meeting with Allen discussing a future project the same day the “Wish I Was Here” campaign launched, Braff said on Sirius XM’s “Unmasked with Ron Bennington,” and he explained the concept of crowdsourcing to a curious Allen.
“A couple of days ago, Woody’s assistant emailed me about something, and I said to her, ‘P.S: I’ll always remember that I’m the one who explained crowd funding to Woody Allen,’” said Braff, who worked with Allen previously on “Manhattan Murder Mystery.” “She wrote back, ‘PS: You explained it too well. He won’t stop talking about it.’”