Trailer released for BatKid documentary


Trailer released for BatKid documentary

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 30, 2014

Do you remember BatKid? He was the 5-year-old cancer survivor named Miles Scott who wished to become a "real Batman" for a day.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the City of San Francisco helped him do just that. San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for a day in November of 2013 and thousands of people, local officials, companies and others made a little boy's wish come true.

The story about that very special day went viral and touched people's hearts all over the world. People who were not able to participate in the event followed every bit of action on Twitter and Facebook. Dozens, if not hundreds, of media outlets carried the story in their pages and on their screens. President Barack Obama even got in on the act and created a Vine video to congratulate Miles.

Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman were so impressed that they picked up the city's $105,000 tab for the ultimate Batman fantasy.

Even weeks and months later, people were still talking about BatKid and how he and the city of San Francisco inspired others to do good deeds.

Emmy Award-winning director Dana Nachman is planning on making a documentary titled "BatKid Begins," and he has released the first trailer. (Watch it below.) The film will follow the events leading up to the day that BatKid saved San Francisco and what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral. He is now attempting to raise money to produce a soundtrack and special effects for the film through Indiegogo. His goal is $100,000 and as of July 30, he has raised $53,000.

The proceeds from the film will go to the BatKid fund, which will support San Francisco charities.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to