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Posted July 29, 2014 by Tim Wells in Events
 
 

Batkid is Back in Batkid Begins!

Batkid Begins

Gotham’s savior, Miles Scott, aka Batkid.

I remember sitting at my computer on November 15, 2013, watching the usual drivel in my Twitter feed, when something caught my eye: a tweet with the hashtag, #SFBatKid. Soon, my Twitter feed was blowing up with the same hashtag. Curious about what this Batkid thing was, I followed some of the links in the tweets. What I discovered was one of the most heartwarming and inspirational stories of the year.

The story began with Miles Scott, a five-year-old who fought and beat leukemia, whose one wish was to be a real-life Batman. So, with the help of thousands of volunteers, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area did what they do best: they made Miles’ wish come true. For one amazing day, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City. Batkid arrived on the scene in his own Batmobile, escorted by his own personal Batman. Together, they foiled both Penguin and Riddler, rescued both a damsel in distress and the San Francisco Giants mascot, and saved the city.

It’s impossible to revisit all the pictures, tweets, videos, and news stories from that day without getting choked up. It’s the kind of story that restores faith in humanity. More than a billion people, including President Obama and astronauts from the International Space Station, cheered on Batkid via social media.

Now, independent filmmaker, Dana Nachman of KTF Films, is directing a new documentary, Batkid Begins. Batkid Begins tells the story of how Miles’ wish came together and the people it touched around the world. The film is being crowdfunded through IndieGogo, and all the proceeds will benefit San Francisco charities.

Here’s the trailer:

I can’t wait to watch the entire documentary.

About the Batkid Begins IndieGogo campaign
  • KTF Films is teaming up with big-name musicians, animators, and visual effects professionals, all working at reduced rates in the name of Batkid, and bringing the post-production price tag to $100,000.
  • Rewards for donating to the Indiegogo campaign include your name in the film credits, HD digital copy of the film, Batkid swag (capes, mugs, t-shirts and more!), an original print of one of Batkid’s artistic drawings, tickets to the San Francisco screening of the film with cast & crew, or even a private home screening for you and 20 friends!
  • The IndieGogo campaign will end on August 19, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.

Can’t get enough of Batkid? Lend your support and learn more about the exciting new Batkid Begins documentary here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.




Tim Wells

 

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.