The popular actor Zach Braff, who was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as Dr. John ‘JD’ Dorian in the ‘Scrubs’ series (2001-2010), premieres his second film as director after a decade since his debut with Garden State. A film that once garnered an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack.

In Wish I Was Here, the director from New Jersey is again in front of the camera like in his previous work and is surrounded by familiar faces from TV such as Donald Faison (Dr. Christopher Turk in ‘Scrubs’) and Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper of ‘The Big Bang Theory’). The cast also includes Kate Hudson, Joey King, Josh Gad, Ashley Green, James Avery and Mandy Patinkin.

Musically speaking, the film promises to delight fans of indie music with tracks of The Head and the Heart, Badly Drawn Boy and Bon Iver, among others. The album also features Paul Simon and Chris Martin (Coldplay) with Chan Marshall (Cat Power), responsible for the title track of the film.

Presented at the Sundance Festival, the new Zach Braff dramedy was however criticized for being crowdfunded in Kickstarter.

The script, which was written in three days, has the support of the filmmaker’s brother, Adam Braff. Together they present a family man that, due to the illness of a relative and going through bad economic times, needs to turn his life around and rediscover his purpose in the world.

Release date in Spain: September 12th