Last fall, everyone fell in love with Batkid Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient who’s Make-A-Wish wish was to be Batman for a day. The City of San Francisco obliged in overwhelming fashion by turning the city by the bay into Gotham City and letting Miles live out his superhero dreams. The event became a social media phenomenon, and warmed the hearts of nerds and non-nerds everywhere, so naturally, they’re trying to make a movie about it. A documentary to be precise. But it’s going to need your help if it wants to get finished.
Filmmaker Dana Nachman (Witch Hunt, The Human Experiment) is launching a Kickstarter tomorrow to raise the funds need for “a soundtrack, graphics and animation, aerial shots of San Francisco and other special effects” needed to finish the film. Nachman’s looking to raise $100,000 with reward levels beginning at $5 (social media shout-out) and goes all the way to $10,000 (reward: associate producer credit).
The documentary will follow how hundreds of people in San Francisco helped Miles achieve his dream by setting up various challenges, schemes and rescues so that the boy who came to be known as Batkid could save the people of Gotham from the most dastardly villains of the Dark Knights rogues gallery, sometimes with the help of the grown up Batman, and sometimes with the help of his little brother dressed as Robin. Appropriately, the documentary will be called Batkid Begins.
If you’re at all interested in learning more about Batkid Begins it will be featured at a Sunday panel at San Diego Comic Con in Room 8 at 10:30 am. Along with Nachman, the panel will include Patricia Wilson (CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and mastermind behind Batkid), Eric Johnston (Batkid’s adult Batman sidekick and inventor), Mike Jutan (Batkid’s nemesis, The Penguin, and Lucasfilm engineer), and Sue Graham Johnston (The Damsel in Distress and VP of operations, Oracle).
All proceeds from the film once its finished will go to The Batkid Fund, which gives money to charities supported by the Scott family.
Source: The Wrap