Filmmaker: Dana Nachman
Runtime: 87 minutes
Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.
About The Filmmaker
DANA NACHMAN (Director / Writer / Producer) Nachman’s 2015 film “Batkid Begins” was bought and distributed by Warner Brothers. Previously she wrote, directed and coproduced the documentaries “Witch Hunt,” which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival; “Love Hate Love,” which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival; and “The Human Experiment,” which screened at the Mill Valley and IDFA Film Festivals. She has won a number of awards over the course of her career, including three regional Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Award, Heartland Film Truly Moving Picture Award, Common Sense Media Seal, Certified Fresh Award: Rotten Tomatoes, the Dove Foundation Seal and more than a dozen Jury and Audience Awards at film festivals.
Nachman’s films have also been seen on various television networks, including MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network and PBS. In addition to her film work, Nachman is a guest journalism lecturer at Stanford University. Born and raised in New York, Nachman graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a dual degree in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree from NYU in Broadcast Journalism.