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Wish I Was Here ()


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A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.

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Aidan Bloom
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Tucker Bloom
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Sarah Bloom
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Grace Bloom
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Rabbi Rosenberg
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Audition Actor #1
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Audition Actor #2
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Audition Actor #3
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Paul
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Terry
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Gabe
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Noah Bloom
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Rabbi Twersky
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Janine
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Jerry
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Jesse
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Dr. Becker
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Alan
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Anthony
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Janine's Friend
Jennifer Terry ...
Janine's Other Friend
Jackie Johnson ...
Female Supermarket Employee
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Defense Attorney
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Esperanza
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Juliet
Charlie ...
Kugel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Troy Beemer ...
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Mark Dennis ...
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Noa Ervin ...
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Taylor Hair ...
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Kevin Ho ...
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Ross Ingram ...
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Sharon Lazarus ...
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Audition Actor (uncredited)
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Cosplay Marcher (uncredited)
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Reaper (uncredited)
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Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
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Girl Chasing Ice Cream Truck (uncredited)
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Marching Captain (uncredited)
Drew Breeden ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Gina Cantrell ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Ally Carlson ...
Science Class Student (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Surfer (uncredited)
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Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
Ari Feblowitz ...
Mad Scientist Cosplayer (uncredited)
Caleb Grant ...
Actor Auditioning for Sci-Fi Role (uncredited)
Jordan Greenbaum ...
Flag Boy (uncredited)
Brandon Henschel ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Alien Actor at Studio Backlot (uncredited)
Robert Hornak ...
Featured Extra (uncredited)
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Boy Chasing Ice Cream Truck (uncredited)
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Muslim Sales Associate at Burquini Store (uncredited)
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Nurse Betty at Comic-Con (uncredited)
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Girl Chasing Ice Cream Truck (uncredited)
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Shakespearean Actor (uncredited)
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Nicole (uncredited)
Teebone Mitchell ...
Tybalt (uncredited)
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Car Salesman (uncredited)
Tina Redmond ...
Theater Patron (uncredited)
Franklin Ruehl ...
Hollywood Blvd. Character (uncredited)
Ameet Shukla ...
Sassy Customer (uncredited)
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Tucker PD (uncredited)
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Street Performer (uncredited)
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Office Worker (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band ...
Themselves (uncredited)
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Montaguo (uncredited)
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Jewish Choir Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Zach Braff

Written by

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Adam J. Braff ... ()
 
Zach Braff ... ()

Produced by

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Mary Barbarino-Lefer ... assistant producer
Amanda Bowers ... co-producer
Adam J. Braff ... producer
Zach Braff ... producer
Maria Cestone ... executive producer
Molly Conners ... executive producer
Coco Francini ... co-producer
Marc A. Hammer ... line producer
Sarah E. Johnson ... executive producer
Hoyt David Morgan ... executive producer
Adriana Randall ... co-producer
Michael Shamberg ... producer
Stacey Sher ... producer
Ameet Shukla ... co-producer
Christopher Woodrow ... executive producer

Music by

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Rob Simonsen

Cinematography by

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Lawrence Sher ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Myron Kerstein ... (as Myron I. Kerstein)

Editorial Department

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John Diesso ... digital conform
Giovanni DiGiorgio ... digital intermediate assistant
Siggy Ferstl ... digital intermediate colorist
Simon Hacker ... post-production intern
Andrew Leven ... assistant editor
Philippe Majdalani ... digital intermediate producer
Scott Melendez ... post-production assistant
Josh Miller ... marketing post supervisor
Nick Monton ... head of production: Company 3, New York
Christopher Rand ... first assistant editor / visual effects editor
Mark Sachen ... colorist
Damien Smith ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Tony Fanning

Set Decoration by

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Beth Wooke

Costume Design by

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Betsy Heimann

Makeup Department

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Jeri Baker ... dept. head hair
Jacqueline Fernandez ... key makeup artist
Heba Thorisdottir ... makeup department head
Molly Tissavary ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Marc A. Hammer ... unit production manager
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor
Bill Wohlken ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew Janssen ... second second assistant director
Jeffrey Schwartz ... second assistant director
David H. Venghaus Jr. ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Keara Birmingham ... art department pa
David Corral ... greensman
James A. Costello ... leadman
Mark Cseri ... set dresser
Jane Fitts ... graphic designer
Colin Fix ... character designer
Bobby Garafolo ... set dresser
Dwayne Grady ... property master
Rebekah Jones ... art department intern
Carolyn King ... art department coordinator
Dijan Nicolic ... swing gang
Lexi Rubaum ... art department intern
Patrick Scalise ... art department assistant
Brandon Smith ... set dresser
Alexx Thompson ... featured photography (as Alex Thompson)
Jeremy Thompson ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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David Alvarez ... sound mixer
Michael Barry ... re-recording mixer
Erik Clabeaux ... production sound mixer: second unit
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer: Atlanta
Dan Edelstein ... supervising sound editor
Jay Golden ... boom operator
Paul Hsu ... sound designer
Kris Manning ... boom operator
Kevin McAlpine ... adr recordist
Bill Orrico ... foley editor / sound effects editor
Jacob Farron Smith ... sound utility

Special Effects by

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Kourtney Coats ... digital artist/sculpting/modeling: Legacy Effects
Michelle Deville ... specialty costumes/fabrication: Legacy Effects
Damian Fisher ... mold shop supervisor
Frank Iudica ... special effects supervisor (as Frankie Iudica)
Steven Munson ... special effects technician: Legacy Effects
Cole Taylor ... Legacy Effects Coordinator
Malia Thompson ... special effects foreman
Jake Valdez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Tom Casucci ... previs artist
Pinar Comezoglu ... visual effects editor (2014)
Justin Dalzell ... visual effects co-producer
Sarah Delucchi ... digital compositor
Ari Feblowitz ... lead postvisualization artist
Jeremiah Ferrell ... animator
Kurt Gefke ... previsualization artist
Tim Gerald ... digital compositor
Bill Gilman ... in-house compositor
Rocco Gioffre ... matte artist
Shaina Holmes ... visual effects supervising producer
Jason Kummerfeldt ... visual effects
Sarah McCulley ... visual effects coordinator
Steve Mottershead ... flame artist: Artjail
Zai Ortiz ... compositing supervisor: darkmatter (as Jose A. Ortiz Jr.)
Russell Porchia ... paint and rotoscope artist: Encore
Jeff Reeves ... visual effects co-producer
Dennis Samatulski ... visual effects producer: Artjail
Trevor Tuttle ... visual effects supervisor
Craig Christian ... animator (uncredited)
Kim Vongbunyong ... texture artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Donny Bailey ... stunts
Caleb Grant ... aerial stunt double
Joshua Caleb Grant ... stunt player
Hiro Koda ... stunt rigger
Monty L. Simons ... stunt coordinator
Damian Vickers ... stunt rigger
Jim Vickers ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Darrick Akey ... edge head technician
Bob Arrendondo ... grip
Michael S. Beckman ... lighting technician
Mike Bellantoni ... grip
Jeff Blank ... camera operator: Aerials
Jeremy Cannon ... second assistant camera
Brandon M. Cox ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Patrick Crowell ... key grip
Michael Enriquez ... best boy grip
Mary Funsten ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Ghegan ... gaffer
Christopher Glasgow ... "a" camera dolly grip
Geoffrey Haley ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Jordan C. Kadovitz ... digital video assist
Allen Liu ... grip
Christopher Moriarity ... grip
Andrew H. Petersen ... drone pilot
Neil G. Phillips ... grip
Harrison Reynolds ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Logan Schneider ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Tubbs ... edge arm operator
Jarred Waldron ... gaffer
Hootly Weedn ... assistant chief lighting technician
Merie Weismiller Wallace ... still photographer (as Merie Wallace)
Ethan Samuel Young ... camera pa (as Ethan S. Young)
John Zivelonghi ... lighting technician

Animation Department

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John Fielding ... animator
Elisabeth Franklin ... animator (as Elisabeth Franklin Constantine)
Matt Galuppo ... animator
Josh Gridley ... animator

Casting Department

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Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Carla Lewis ... extras casting
Harrison Nesbit ... casting associate
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting
Krista Jasper ... casting intern (uncredited)
Leeba Zakharov ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michelle D'Antonio ... speciality costumer
Zelda Lambrecht ... key costumer
Joyce Unruh ... costume supervisor
Maria Vaughan ... tailor

Location Management

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Michael Chickey ... location manager
Taylor Erickson ... key assistant location manager
Narges Takesh ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Holly Adams ... music supervisor
Christine Bergren ... music clearance and licensing
Judson Crane ... musican: ambiences
John M. Davis ... music editor
Riley Friesen ... composer: additional music
Taylor Lipari-Hassett ... assistant to composer
Derek Mount ... composer: additional music
Brett Padelford ... musicians coordinator: marching band
Michael Patterson ... music scoring mixer
Mary Ramos ... music supervisor
Joseph Trapanese ... conductor / orchestrator

Transportation Department

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James Alfonson ... driver
Steven Docherty ... transportation coordinator
Casey Boden ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leonela Alberto ... production assistant
Michelle Allen ... accounting assistant
Nick Irving Allen ... set production assistant
Renetta G. Amador ... script supervisor
Jake Aupperle ... contributor
Alexandra Brown ... assistant to producers
Parker Chenoweth ... intern
Vicki Cherkas ... business and legal affairs: Worldview Entertainment
Margaret Chu ... production finance: Worldview Entertainment
Morgan Clay ... office
Katie Cordeal ... post production accountant
Justin Dalzell ... production intern
Lauren Downey ... assistant to michael shamberg
Dan Eccles ... production assistant
Desirae Ferrer ... PIX System advisor: digital technology
Chris Fletcher ... set production assistant
Liz Gaffney ... assistant production office coordinator
Caleb Grant ... stand-in: Zach Braff
Gera Hermann ... stand-in
Michael Hubert ... production coordinator
Katye Kalivoda ... key set production assistant
Aaron Kovisto ... systems/network administrator: Legacy Effects
Tamara Maellaro ... key set medic
Neil O. Mevellec ... production counsel
Stephen Mykel ... first assistant production accountant: Payroll
David Nico ... PIX Advisor
Molly O'Neill ... Animal Trainer
Irwin M. Rappaport ... production counsel
Santos P. Rodriguez ... chef
Anna Ross ... stand-in
Charles Scheinblum ... advisor
Andrew Sitter ... Set Production Assistant
Alexx Thompson ... photographic work (as Alex Thompson)
Aaron Weiss ... business and legal affairs assistant: Worldview Entertainment
Kevin Wenig ... production accountant

Thanks

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Aaron Boyajian ... special thanks
Hal Braff ... thanks
Michele Cestone ... special thanks
Ralph DuBreuil ... thanks
Conal Duffy ... special thanks
Jeremy Ferdman ... special thanks
Chris Giannou ... special thanks
Teri Giannou ... special thanks
Neil Goldman ... thanks
Ewan Gotfryd ... special thanks
Brad Groux ... special thanks
Jessie Hobson ... very special thanks
Joe LaMattina ... special thanks
Ethan Lazar ... special thanks
Shawn Leventhal ... special thanks
Jeremy Long ... special thanks
Chelsea Matin ... special thanks
Jon Messner ... special thanks
Adam Nathel ... special thanks
Colin Pitts ... special thanks
Missy Reedy ... special thanks
Rick Reid ... special thanks
Raymond J. Roman ... kickstarter supporter
Rebecca Shanahan ... special thanks
Joshua Spiegel ... special thanks
Nicole St.Jean ... special thanks
Ilan Ulmer ... special thanks
Jess Weiss ... very special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

'Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Life is an occasion. Rise to it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le rôle de ma vie (France)
  • Ojalá estuviera aquí (Spain)
  • Gdybym tylko tu byl (Poland)
  • Keske Burada Olsam (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Lições em Família (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $484,401, 20 Jul 2014
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $5,483,299, 12 Oct 2014

Did You Know?

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Trivia Inspired by the success of Veronica Mars (2014)'s ability to raise funds by using the website Kickstarter, Zach Braff gave people the opportunity to invest in this movie using the website as well. He was looking to raise $2 million. Depending on the donation, people could get a video diary of the making of the movie, tickets to screenings, and for the highest level of $10,000, a credited part in the movie. The drive started on April 24, 2013 and lasted a month. Over $3 million was raised and 46,520 people contributed. See more »
Goofs When the rabbi gives Aidan funeral information, the pamphlet includes information on cremation and open caskets. An Orthodox Jewish burial would never offer these services. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cameron Diaz/Josh Gad/Bleachers (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Broke Window See more »
Quotes Sarah Bloom: You know, I don't think I ever told you this but, when I lost my sister you were the most helpful person to me.
Gabe: Really? I mean, I'm glad if I was. i don't even remember what I said.
Sarah Bloom: You said, "Nothing in life will call upon us to be more courageous than facing the fact that it ends. But on the other side of heartbreak is wisdom."
Gabe: I said that?
Sarah Bloom: Yeah.
Gabe: That was good advice.
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