Wish I Was Here (2014)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs

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This 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 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 (ages 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.
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as Sarah Bloom
as Aidan Bloom
as Rabbi Rosenberg
as Janine
as Attorney
as Dancer
as Theater Patron
as Jesse
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Grace
as Gabe Bloom
as Nicole
as Jerry
Supporting Actor
as Tucker
Supporting Actor
as Tybalt


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Lighting Technician


Music Director
Music Label
Music Coordinator


Sound Mixer
Foley Artist
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Set Decorator
Prop Master
Storyboard Artist


Casting Director


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor


Transportation Coordinator
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Dolby Digital
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When Janine is talking to Gabe in the hospital, her arms changes positions multiple times between shots.

When Sarah is reading her note, a wristwatch suddenly appears on her left wrist, then disappears.

Factual Mistake
When the rabbi gives Aidan funeral information, the pamphlet includes information on cremation and open caskets, but in real an Orthodox Jewish burial would never offer these services.

Factual Mistake
When Aidan goes to the synagogue, the rabbi asks him why he's come to "temple", whereas an Orthodox rabbi would use "shul" or synagogue.

While accompanying his father in the hospital, there is carpet in the hallway while in hospitals carpet is avoided for ease of cleaning and not as easy to trip upon.
The costume worn by Paul on the set of the cheesy sci-fi series is the same one worn by the crew members of the 'Protector' in Galaxy Quest (1999).

This was James Avery's final acting role.

Inspired by the success of Veronica Mars' ability to raise funds for the movie by using the website www.kickstarter.com, Zach Braff gave people the opportunity to invest in this movie using the website as well. The drive started on April 24, 2013, and was to last one month. As of April 30, 2013 the film raised $2,258,710.00 or 112% of the desired goal.

Anna Kendrick was set to play Janine, but fell out due to scheduling issues and was replaced by her Twilight Saga cohort Ashley Greene.