Well, I’m glad I’m wearing waterproof mascara after watching this. You may remember the story of Miles, a Make-a-Wish child who just wanted to be Batman for the day. After battling cancer for half of his life, Miles was given his wish. Batkid Begins is directed by Dana Nachman and produced by Liza Meak. The film was written by Nachman and Kurt Kuenne.
Here’s the synopsis for Batkid Begins:
On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish. The documentary “Batkid Begins” looks at the “why” of this flash phenomenon. Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest “good news stories” ever? The film explores what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral, and reveals surprising truths about what happens when a nerve is touched in our digital society. Will Make-A-Wish fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life? In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide; did Miles need the world for inspiration? Or did the world need Miles?
Batkid Begins will be in limited release June 26, 2015.