On November 15, 2013, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old leukemia patient his wish to be Batman for a day. "Batkid Begins" looks at why and how this phenomenon took place, becoming one of the biggest "good news" stories of all time.
From someone who was there: Batkid Begins is a perfect representation of the Batkid wish and local volunteerism
Hello potential viewers, Mike Jutan here. I "played" the Penguin for the SF Batkid Make-A-Wish Day and I am overjoyed at the beautiful work director Dana Nachman has done with this story.
I was part of the day (I played one of the two villains who Miles chased around San Francisco) and this movie for me serves as two things: a perfect time-capsule of Miles's wish, transporting me right back to the spirit of that day in SF, and secondly, a stellar discussion of what it means to create community in this modern social media-driven world of ours.
I'd also like to point out that the Director is donating 100% of her proceeds to The Batkid Fund, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, along with 4 other charities. This movie was done with the same giving spirit and thoughtfulness of the Batkid wish, and I'm VERY proud to have had the honour to interview with such an incredible crew.
Please check http://www.batkidbegins.com for local listings, as it will continue on a limited release schedule nationwide in the US ongoing, throughout summer 2015. Thanks all for your kind support!
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