Wish I Was Here London Premiere

Kate Hudson looked chirpy and utterly gorg accompanied by Zach Braff at our press call for Wish I Was Here in London. She posed for my pics and was very happy and even took pictures of me -bless her- whilst I was photographing her co-star Zach. After the photos were done they went on for a screening. Zach could’ve done with a shave but hey, it was an intimate event.

Wish I Was Here Storyline 

The story of Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband who at 35, is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always dreamed he’d be as a little kid.

When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids (5 and 12) and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them. The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to scrap the traditional academic curriculum and come up with his own. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find. 

Zach Braff also wrote, directed and starred in the 2004 instant classic, Garden State.

As Zach Braff stated, “I am often asked by my fans or by the press when I am promoting films in which I’ve acted, ‘Why haven’t you directed another film since Garden State?’ The truth is, it’s very hard to get small, personal films made without sacrificing some aspect of your artistic integrity (final-cut, casting, minuscule budgets). Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter could be a game-changer for independent films. Already 10% of the films at the most recent Sundance Film Festival had some Kickstarter money and that’s growing exponentially. Social media has begun to give content creators a chance to appeal directly to their fan base and say, ‘I wanna make something for you, but I’m gonna need your help.’ The supporters of mine across the globe who back this film project will not only get to see something that wouldn’t have been made otherwise, but they’ll get to do so knowing they made it happen.”

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Kate Hudson at the London press call of Wish I Was Here © Joe Alvarez

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