One of the more heartwarming stories of 2013 was the surreal wish that came true for five year old Miles Scott. Scott is a cancer survivor from Northern California who had a wish to be ‘Batkid.’ The Make-A-Wish foundation heeded his call and when Scott’s cancer went into remission, something happened that even the charity organization couldn’t have imagined.
The wish went viral and the city of San Francisco was transformed into a Gotham City adventure, with over 12,000 people volunteering to help. The event was viewed all over the world. They dressed Scott up as Batkid and along with the “real” Batman, went on an elaborately planned crime-fighting spree in a black Bat-Lamborghini. The adventure involved Scott saving a damsel in distress, diffusing a bomb, chasing down the Riddler, and saving the SF Giants’ mascot, who was being held hostage by the Penguin in a chase through the city into AT&T Park. The day ended with Scott getting a key to the city from the Mayor for his efforts. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a special edition newspaper in his honor and he even received a congratulations from President Obama. It truly became larger than life.
This documentary is directed by Dana Nachman and from the looks of the trailer, she captures the spirit of celebration and unity that organically took place in San Francisco that magical day. This isn't the only planned feature based on the events either. Julia Roberts is producing a feature film based on the day events also. This looks like must-see viewing for anyone who appreciates the heart of a superhero. Enjoy the trailer!
One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did.
Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.
Batkid Begins will be released on June 26th, 2015.
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Source: Point of Geeks