Ten years after he made his directorial bow with the well-received Garden State, Zach Braff is back behind the camera again for his sophomore effort Wish I Was Here. The film drew¬†criticism from some quarters early on for its Kickstarter funding, but its safe to say that Braff’s unique vision wouldn’t have been realized had he gone the traditional studio route.

We got a chance to sit down with Braff ahead of the film’s UK release this week, and the former Scrubs star talked to us about his best and worst auditions, a cameo appearance from the late James Avery, and much more. Have a watch below.