UPDATE: Kickstarter Planned For BATKID BEGINS Documentary

<font color="red">UPDATE:</font> Kickstarter Planned For BATKID BEGINS Documentary

We all remember the heartwarming story of 5-year-old, Miles Scott, a recovering leukemia patient who inspired the residents of San Francisco to transform their town into Gotham City. Well, his story isn't over.

Filmmaker Dana Nachman, is launching a Kickstarter campaign on July 15th titled Batkid Begins. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, San Francisco was turned into Gotham City for one day, as Miles battled a few Batman rogues and saved the day as Batkid. Nachman captured most of the proceedings but she's turning to kickstarter to complete the documentary, which needs "a soundtrack, graphics and animation, aerial shots of San Francisco and other special effects" to truly complete the project, according to The Wrap. The finish product's proceeds will all go to charity, the Batkid Fund, which benefits charities of the Scott family's choosing.

UPDATE: Producers from the documentary have informed me that they'll actually be using Indiegogo, not Kickstarter for the crowdfunded campaign.  Also, the project will be at SDCC on Sunday in RM 8 at 10:30AM.

Dana Nachman (documentary filmmaker, KTF Films) unveils her latest project Batkid: The Film, which chronicles the making of the overnight international phenomenon that is Batkid. The panel features Patricia Wilson (CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and mastermind behind Batkid), Eric Johnston (Batkid's adult Batman sidekick and inventor), Mike Jutan (Batkid's nemesis, The Penguin, and Lucasfilm engineer), and Sue Graham Johnston (The Damsel in Distress and VP of operations, Oracle). Join this dynamic team for a Q&A session moderated byChris Taylor (deputy editor, Mashable).

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MisterHolmes - 7/13/2014, 4:45 AM
Kevwebsz - 7/13/2014, 4:50 AM
TyEli - 7/13/2014, 5:07 AM
I'm not trying to say I'm not happy for him, but why does the kid who survived get all the big privileges and stuff, but the kids who are dying don't. The who Gotham City thing was already a bit much, and then being at the awards show was ridiculous. This is taking it to an extreme.
sintzu - 7/13/2014, 5:30 AM

his parents probably have alot of $$$ or know someone who does cause if this was the norm we would see it with all kids who recover from cancer
MisterHolmes - 7/13/2014, 6:12 AM
ya......let it be, he survived its over, we dont need a documentary honestly. theres more important things to make those about
Niklander - 7/13/2014, 6:12 AM
Seriously I am glad that the kid recovered and stuff but this is too much let the kid have a normal life already.But nooooooooooooooooo let's try and cash in as much $$$$$$$$$ as possible smh
DEATHbyEXILE - 7/13/2014, 6:21 AM
DEATHbyEXILE - 7/13/2014, 6:25 AM

RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 6:32 AM
Some of you are heartless mother f*ckers, I guess if the kid croaked it would be perfectly fine to make the doc. It appears the kid nor his family are making the thing, it is being done by a filmmaker and the proceeds are going to charity. I don't see how it's hurting any of you or maybe your mad because it's another person that you don't approve of playing batman on film, ya self centered pricks
patrat18 - 7/13/2014, 6:39 AM
So lets hate on a kid who survived cancer.... this website man. If you don't want to donate, than don't, but don't sit there a talk shit.
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 7:16 AM
The more times I read the comments the angrier I get. I hope that all of you negative dicks die in an AID's fire in your parents basement.
DocDangerous - 7/13/2014, 7:21 AM
It was in San Francisco? I thought batkid was done in Arlington, Texas?

Oh yeah, it was the other terminal kid that everyone seems oblivious about.
kikidoughboy - 7/13/2014, 7:26 AM
All this is is a cash in on a kid that had cancer. The people that comment on this that don't support it aren't sick, the people that are making this are because all they are doing is exploiting this kid
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 7:31 AM
One last thing and I will get off my soap box. If your upset because not every child with a deadly disease can get the same experience then try and do something about it instead of posting bull sh*t comments on a website. Most kids who suffer don't need to dress up like batman and have a parade to forget about their condition. Some would probably like an encouraging email, something to make them forget about their problems for a few fleeting seconds. The level of cynicism on this website amazes me sometimes.
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 7:37 AM
Did anybody finish the article? It says that the profits will go to charity so I will take them on their word that is what will be done with them until otherwise and so what if the film maker is using it for self promotion as long as the money is going to maybe grant some other kids a wish why should I give a damn if some hack wants use the footage for a sizzle reel
Alien - 7/13/2014, 7:43 AM

MrCBM56 - 7/13/2014, 7:48 AM
Getting out of hand.
MisterHolmes - 7/13/2014, 8:11 AM
if they made the documentary around the time this was still in hype then yes, do it. but this was wat, a year ago? its over, im glad the kid is alive and well but this is just making it into something it shouldnt be, a publicity stunt. this was a kids wish to do this and it should be left as that, and not turned into something someone else can benefit off of for a reward for their directing style. It doesnt need to become this, its just unnecessary
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 8:34 AM
We are all very passionate about articles on this website and love to try and win arguments with people we don't know and persuade them to see our point of view. If all of us myself included were this passionate about healthcare, veteran affairs, poverty, foreign policy, and "fill in the blank" other problem we might could get something done. I love debating on here and it's a healthy way to release some stress but just think if all us "nerds" mobilized lol
PAF - 7/13/2014, 8:55 AM
TheYoungMan - 7/13/2014, 9:10 AM
Lol, apparently people here think a documentary about a kid that survived cancer with the proceeds going to charity is "an unnecessary publicity stunt".

Looking good, CBM.com!

RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 9:38 AM
@mantiniumman I couldn't agree more
@theyoungman thank god for another same person

Who wants to join me in starting a website strictly devoted to highlighting issues within our community as well as issues that the general public are concerned about. Take for example this issue we could get in touch with the film makers and ask them all the questions that are concerning us. I have the perfect name for the website but I won't reveal it because you guys will steal it lol. We could present opposing points of view have petitions etc.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/13/2014, 9:41 AM
Okay, I may sound like a prick but, stop with this shit
BlackIceJoe - 7/13/2014, 9:42 AM
I know what I'm going to say is going to get hate. But someone needs to say it. First off I'm happy the kid is doing well. Now onto the hard truth. Many people in the world have kids. Some of those parents will have kids with Leukemia. This kid is said to be now Leukemia free. In my opinion I would have preferred this special day went to a family where their kid was going to die. Before Make a Wish helped give him this day. They knew he was already better.

So what about the other parents, grandparents, siblings, family & friends that are going to have to say goodbye to someone they love? Aren't those kids worth something too? I hate to say it but the other kids won't be able to grow up. So wouldn't that mean they deserved this more? I would have said give this special day to a family that won't be able to watch their kid grow up instead. Because right now your celebrating that the kid survived. But I'm in no way trying to diminish what the kid or family went through. I'm thrilled he is doing better. I wouldn't wish what the family went through on anyone. But what about the other children that will not survive? Shouldn't they get one last wish instead.

I've had family members and friends with cancer both adults and kids. It's horrible watching them falling apart and knowing you can't do anything to help them. You want to run and cry but you have to be the strong one for them. So I'm really happy this family didn't have to say goodbye to their son.

The whole thing cost $105,000. Originally the taxpayers would have to fit the bill luckily John and Marcia Goldman paid the bill. Now onto the bitter pill. You could have used that same money and put it into research so other kids could have a great day. Maybe they wouldn't have had as great a day as Batkid. But getting a chance to be cancer free and grow up. Would have been a lot better then having the best day ever.

Here is a little info I found found from the Washington Post.

"According to Make-A-Wish, the average cost of realizing the wish of a child with a life-threatening illness is $7,500. That sum, if donated to the Against Malaria Foundation and used to provide bed nets to families in malaria-prone regions, could save the lives of at least two or three children (and that’s a conservative estimate). If donated to the Fistula Foundation, it could pay for surgeries for approximately 17 young mothers who, without that assistance, will be unable to prevent their bodily wastes from leaking through their vaginas and hence are likely to be outcasts for the rest of their lives. If donated to the Seva Foundation to treat trachoma and other common causes of blindness in developing countries, it could protect 100 children from losing their sight as they grow older".

So I personally think spending money on stuff like this would have been more useful. Because this way you get to help lots of people. Instead of just making a kid happy for and hour or two. Why not make instead people happy for life
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/13/2014, 9:42 AM
Oh, didn't read the charity portion of it. That's all good then
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 9:53 AM
This is a hot button topic and it's good to have opposing view points but speaking from the perspective of having lost a child unexpectedly when he was 3, I can tell you that I would have done anything to make his life better than it was. There is a reason they say cancer is in remission and not cured. It can come back at anytime. If people are willing to donate to make a wish and the kid is happy for a little bit then so what. All kids sick or healthy deserve to be happy, we all know as adults that it's not that way forever.
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 9:58 AM

The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, �What are you doing?�
The youth replied, �Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don�t throw them back, they�ll die.�
�Son,� the man said, �don�t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can�t make a difference!�
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said��
I made a difference for that one.�
EntertainmentAddict - 7/13/2014, 10:09 AM
Yes, he may be the only one getting this level of attention, but how many of you did not smile and feel good inside seeing this story originally? When there is a TRUE feel good story like this, the press NEEDS t o run with it. There are too many nasty and mean spirited people out there and good news needs to outshine the bad. I for one will NEVER get tired of seeing stories about Batkid and am very glad they are making a documentary. You don't like it? Donate money to Make a wish and help them do this for other kids that would like something on this scale. There are FEW stories that get so much support and the fact they had to turn away volunteers for this event is proof of what a good thing this story can do as far as bringing out the good in people. Unfortunately, too many people on here are letting the hateful, ignorant, nastiness come through...
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 10:11 AM
@entertainmentaddict preach on
DCGuy - 7/13/2014, 10:16 AM
can't believe I was the first to thumbs up this, you people are sick!
GodzillaKart - 7/13/2014, 10:22 AM
Enough of the [frick]ing Bat kid.
Godzillafire - 7/13/2014, 10:32 AM
@rammaJamma you're so butthurt.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/13/2014, 10:51 AM
I hope someone is monitoring step by step where the money is going.

Loads of crooks operate under the charity name no matter how great their stature and standing in society.

5-10 years later, "Oooops, charity intended for the children goes bankrupt or mismanaged money or spent.
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 11:14 AM
@Godzillafire lol I guess I am a little and looking back on my post I would appear to be a raving lunatic. I guess with my wife and I losing a son at 3 this just gets me up tight. Why can't we go back to the marvel v dc fighting
SigmaCenturion - 7/13/2014, 11:23 AM
Not caring
TheYoungMan - 7/13/2014, 12:02 PM
Everyone who posted a negative comment in here just went on my "[frick] you forever" list. What kind of person calls a guy "butthurt" because he likes seeing a positive story about a kid surviving cancer after he lost his own son? I don't want you people in my life. Not even on the internet.
HurricaneXavier - 7/13/2014, 12:47 PM
Some of you are just terrible human beings.
MarkJulian - 7/13/2014, 1:57 PM
Glad to see that not everyone around here is a knucklehead.
MarvelWeiner - 7/13/2014, 2:20 PM
Some of you guys are very inconsiderate, the kid was suffering of something that could have potentionally killed him and something anyone can come in contact with. So why not celebrate his victory?
RammaJamma - 7/13/2014, 2:54 PM
I respect opposing view points on this kind of issue. In almost every comment it seems that we all can agree on something and that's the health and happiness of kids. Some people have said that not every kid suffering from a terminal disease gets a wish like this. I guarantee that every kid that is sucks number one wish is not to dress up like batman and save the city, it's to live one more day. Being a superhero for a day is not high on there list of priorities. If you want to make a difference donate to St. Jude's hospital in Memphis tn. No family is every turned away from treatment there and the hospital is run strictly off donations.
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