'Batkid Begins' tells how leukemia patient's dream came true
Written by / Special Guests Dana Nachman, director
August 01, 2014 / America's Newsroom
A 5-year-old boy battling leukemia made headlines last year when the city of San Francisco came together to give him his dream of becoming a superhero for a day.
Now, Miles Scott's experience is being told in the emotional documentary "Batkid Begins" with Emmy Award-winning director Dana Nachman at the helm.
Nachman appeared on "America's Newsroom" Friday to preview the project still in production.
"I wasn't sure what to expect," she told co-host Bill Hemmer of working with Miles on the film.
"He's actually an amazing kid."
Nachman was not at the Make-A-Wish foundation event in November 2013 that drew 25,000 people to watch "Batkid" save the day. It was only after hearing her colleagues talk about the "amazing" sight that she knew she had to be a part of it.
"Just to be able to work on something so positive for the next year was a dream come true for me," she said.
Miles is now in remission and preparing to celebrate his birthday and the start of first grade. Nachman says Batman is still his "first love."
"When you get a wish from the Make-A-Wish foundation, you could get anything… but he just chose to be Batman for the day and have good conquer evil," she said. "That's an amazing thing for a child to want."
Production funds are being raised until mid-August to finish the movie's "bells and whistles." Nachman hopes a rough cut will be ready for the anniversary of Miles' superhero day on November 15.
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