Miles Scott touched the hearts of people around the world last November when he took to the streets of San Francisco as Batkid.
The Make a Wish Foundation, in collaboration with people all over the United States, transformed the city into Gotham City so that the five-year-old leukemia patient could live out his dream of being Batman for a day.
Because of the influence of social media (the twenty-first century, am I right?), Batkid Day was a huge success. An email sent out a month prior to the event asked several hundred people to attend the closing ceremony event, where Miles was to receive the key to San Francisco. On the day of the event, approximately 10,000-12,000 people were at various venues cheering on Miles as his dream came true.
Thankfully Miles is in remission, having had his last treatment in June 2013.
And while Miles got to experience his wish in what might possibly be the coolest way to date, filmmaker Dana Nachman is trying to take Batkid to the next level: the big screen.
Nachman wants to create a documentary about Miles’ story. He has started an Indiegogo campaign to try to raise money to fund the films production. Titled “Batkid Begins”, the campaign has raised over half of its $100,000 goal. There is still 20 days left until the campaign closes, but for now, check out the trailer, and follow Batkid Begins on Facebook and Twitter!