Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World Directed by Dana Nachman
Written by Dana Nachman and Kurt Kuenne
Starring: Miles Scott, Natalie and Nick Scott, Eric Johnston, and Mike Jutan
Running Time: 87 Minutes KTF Films
Release Date: June 26, 2015
A few years ago, in mid-November, you may have found yourself locked into your favorite social media to witness a little wish come true as Make a Wish gave little Miles Scotthis wish to be Batman for one day. They transformed parts of San Francisco into Gotham, and what started as a small project turned into something much, much bigger than anyone had expected.
A few years later, thanks to Dana Nachman (Human Experiment) and Kurt Kuenne, we get a look into how that idea turned into something that affected everyone who saw or heard about it in the documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World. I can say just thinking about seeing him the first time, the emotions begin to flow and the goosebumps and the teary eyes are soon to follow, which is sort of ironic considering the same could be said for another movie that Kurt Kuenne was involved with, Dear Zachary, a movie that will tug and pull at your emotions as well.
Julia Roberts will produce and star in Batkid Begins, a feature film based on the Dana Nachman documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World.
The documentary, which is scheduled to make its world premiere tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT, follows the real-life story of BatKid Miles Scott, the 5-year-old boy suffering from leukemia who made headlines in 2013 when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish to become Batman for the day.
A couple weeks back we found out that Make-A-Wish was ready to transform San Francisco into Gotham City for a 5-year-old boy who battled leukemia. Now that little boy, named Miles Scott, has seen his dream come true, and in a way not many expected.
Thanks to his story spreading like wildfire around the internet, thousands of people showed up to volunteer and to cheer Miles on as he, as Batkid, teamed with Batman himself and traveled around the city in a Batmobile to take out evil villains like the Riddler and Penguin.
Continue below for more and to see a video of Batkid’s big day.