One organization. Many volunteers. All stepping up to transform the city of San Francisco into Gotham City. One little boy had a wish to rule the city for a day. And with everyone coming together, this little boy got his wish. And his wish caught the attention of the entire nation.
The Story Behind Batkid Begins
November 15, 2013. The city of San Francisco is transformed into Gotham City for Miles Scott, a five year old boy fighting leukemia. (He has since won his battle with cancer!). The media frenzy that followed was nothing short of incredible. 1.84 billion people took to Twitter and Instagram to cheer this little boy on including President Obama and astronauts from the International Space Station. The original 200 people the city had planned on having to line the streets of San Francisco? Multiply that to 25,000! People peered out of office windows to get a glimpse and took to TV, internet, and social media to reach over 2 billion people.
Miles Influence on Us All
We watched the Batkid video as a family and felt the influence it had on not only us but our own children as well. What made this so profound of an event? How did an event of this magnitude come together? Why did this event resonate so deeply?
How One Kid Took Over an Entire City
Batkid Begins is a video being put out to answer all those questions. It explores the story behind how the Make A Wish Greater Bay Area was able to pull off this incredible feat. And it shows how Miles captured millions of people's hearts. KTF Films teamed up with big-name musicians, animators, and visual effects professionals. all worked at reduced rates in the name of Batkid to bring Batkid Begins.
Batkid Begins is a documentary film directed by independent filmmaker Dana Nachman and all proceeds from the campaign will benefit San Francisco charities.
You can follow along and become the ultimate Batkid fan too. Head HERE now to become a part of the Batkid campaign. And if you're following the action, be sure to use #BatKidBegins and follow along on Twitter at @batkidbegins or on Facebook here. Catch a glimpse of the movie below then let's get to work!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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