Do you remember Batkid?
Although I was not in San Francisco on Batkid day, I remember following along on Twitter and I kept thinking, “Wow! The power of social media and Clever Girls that they were able to make his wish come true in with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay area. What was even more awesome was that Batkid, 5-year old Miles Scott had fought leukemia and won. This story resonates with me because I remember years ago when my brother fought cancer and won. What is more special is that he can now be a super hero to his little boy and girl.
Miles had one wish: to be Batkid. But no one could anticipate how many millions of hearts he’d capture when that wish became reality thanks to thousands of volunteers supporting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. More than a billion people (including President Obama and astronauts from the International Space Station!) took to social media to cheer on Batkid! In all, the #SFBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 billion people on Twitter and Instagram
On July 27, 2014 at 10:30am PT, there will be a Batkid Comic-Con Panel in San Diego.
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). The panel will be moderated by Chris Taylor (deputy editor, Mashable).
Just in case you missed the Batkid craze, take a look at this video to see how this amazing Make-A-Wish came together for one special boy in San Francisco. And, by the way, make sure you have tissues nearby. To see this story unfold is truly amazing.
Can’t get enough of Batkid? Lend your support and learn more about the exciting new Batkid Beginsdocumentary here.
All proceeds from the Batkid Begins documentary will benefit San Francisco charities.
About the Batkid Begins IndieGogo campaign
- To make Batkid Begins worthy of its superhero namesake, KTF Films is teaming up with big-name musicians, animators, and visual effects professionals, all working at reduced rates in the name of Batkid, and bringing the post-production price tag to $100,000.
- Awesome Indiegogo rewards for the ultimate Batkid fan include your name in the film credits, HD digital copy of the film, Batkid swag (capes, mugs, t-shirts and more!), an original print of one of Batkid’s artistic drawings, tickets to the San Francisco screening of the film with cast & crew, or even a private home screening for you and 20 friends!
- The IndieGogo campaign will end on August 19, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.