First trailer for Zach Braff’s ‘Garden State’ follow-up ‘Wish I Was Here’ released – watch

The movie was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign

The first trailer for the Zach Braff‘s Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here has been released.

Scroll down to watch the trailer for the film, which comes a decade after Braff’s 2004 directorial debut. The trailer features a host of California and Los Angeles location shots and a small insight into the plot of the film, which follows Braff’s character Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor who reluctantly agrees to home-school his sick father’s two young children. The trailer features music by The Shins, who also featured on the Garden State soundtrack.

The film also features Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Homeland‘s Mandy Patinkin and Braff’s former Scrubs co-star Donald Faison as well as Ashley Greene. The film will open Stateside on July 18.

Braff also co-wrote the script. Speaking previously about the plot, Braff said: “The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to scrap the traditional academic curriculum and come up with his own.”

He appealed for money to make the movie from fans on Kickstarter, a campaign that attracted controversy when it emerged that the project would also receive funding from a New York film company and Braff himself.

It’s the former Scrubs star’s first film as director since 2004’s Garden State, a quirky comedy co-starring Natalie Portman that has now become a cult favourite. The film’s soundtrack, which featured songs by Coldplay, The Shins and Nick Drake, all hand-picked by Braff, went on to win a Grammy.