When you get diagnosed with leukemia at five years old, there aren’t a lot of opportunities to experience the joys and wonders of childhood. Thankfully there are organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation that help give back a little bit of the childhood missed by kids like Miles Scott.
You may not recognize his alter ego’s name, but Miles Scott is the awesome kid who saved San Francisco – oh sorry, I mean Gotham City – as Batkid last November. Now his story is being made into a behind-the-scenes documentary, Batkid Begins, and we have the official full-length trailer for you here:
The documentary will chronicle Miles’s journey through cancer treatment and his identification with his favorite superhero Batman, to the wish that changed San Francisco into Gotham and the thousands of people who got involved to make his dream come true. President Obama and Batmans old and new even sent messages of support!
At the documentary’s heart is the question award-winning filmmaker Dana Nachman asked when she set out to make the film, “Did Miles need inspiration? Or did the world need Miles?”
Nachman’s Indiegogo campaign is raising money to finish the documentary and will run until August 19, 2014. At this time, $48K has already been raised of the $100k goal. She is working with famous musicians, animators and visual effects professionals to bring this documentary to life.
Thanks to the outpouring of support from Miles Scott’s family and friends from around the world, Batkid saving Gotham City became an international event that reached more than 2 billion people. Batkid Begins will make sure the world remembers that superheroes exist whether they are fighting crimes or making wishes come true.
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