‘BatKid Begins’ Movie Needs Funding

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A film crew is hoping to gain a fraction of the public support that surrounded ‘BatKid’ Miles Scott last year when he rescued Gotham City from the forces of evil.

Scott, a cancer survivor, enthralled millions last November when the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco for his daylong escapade as the caped crusader. Now, filmmakers are hoping his internet celebrity can help fund a documentary preserves the feel-good moment for posterity.

The IndieGoGo funding campaign was kicked off to pay for production that will “make the film as epic as the day was,” according to Director Dana Nachman. Producers are hoping to pull in $100,000 in funding for the film by late August. As of Thursday morning, more than $15,000 had been promised for the film. Here’s a preview of the documentary:

On November 15, 2013, thousands of volunteers transformed the city into Gotham, where Scott went from one locale to another to participate in staged events involving The Riddler and The Penguin, later getting the keys to the city from Mayor Ed Lee and a video tweet from President Obama. Filmmakers hope to have the documentary ready for the anniversary of the event.

Here’s what KPIX 5 coverage, complete with comic book treatment, looked like on the day BatKid saved Gotham:

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