Batkid took over San Francisco for a day. Now he gets his own documentary

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Jul 28, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

Who hasn't wished that they could become Batman, a hero who saves the day with his strength, his strength of will and all the bat-gadgets money can buy (but without the crippling PTSD related to watching his parents die)? In November, a young boy with leukemia named Miles Scott actually became Batman—thanks to the Make-a-Wish foundation that backed his every whim. For one day, Miles saved San Francisco from evil. And according to the Verge, Mikes, aka Batkid, is getting his own feature-length documentary, Batkid Begins.

While being lauded by cheering crowds, Batkid was filmed by cinematographer Dana Nachman, who aired the trailer below at San Diego Comic-Con.

But Nachman needs your help, and it's the kind of help that only you (or, um, Bruce Wayne) can provide: She is crowdfunding $100,000 to finish the film; at the time of this writing, Batkid Begins has raised a little under $50,000. 

The trailer is something special. In it, we get to see some of the people who rallied to support Miles. According to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, more than 16,000 people volunteered to make this boy's dream come true—and about 20,000 people appeared at City Hall to ask for his help in saving San Francisco.

The Make-a-Wish foundation has given children trips to Disney World—and a whole lot more. But they saw in Miles—and Batman—the opportunity to make an interactive, buzz-worthy and endearing experience.

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Via TheVerge.