The world fell for Batkid, and now there could be more Batkid on the way. “Batkid Begins” is a new documentary which is now turning to Indiegogo to fill in the gaps in post-production. The Indiegogo campaign is set to launch Tuesday, July 15.
On November 15, 2013, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City and Miles Scott, a 5-year-old recovering from leukemia, got his Make-a-Wish wish — to be Batman — by transforming into BatKid. The city staged elaborate scenes in which Miles got to take down famous DC villains and save damsels in distress, as 25,000 spectators gathered in the streets to cheer him on. The event became an online phenomenon over social media.
Filmmaker Dana Nachman and her crew have completed most of production and are now seeking $100,000 via Kickstarter to fund a soundtrack, graphics and animation, aerial shots of San Francisco and other special effects to finish the film. Pledges begin at $5 (reward: social media shout-out) and top out at $10,000 (reward: associate producer credit).
Proceeds from the film and soundtrack will go to The Batkid Fund, which is supported by the Scott family and benefits charities of their choosing.