#154 – Dana Nachman – Batkid Begins



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 154 - Dana Nachman - Batkid Begins

In this special episode of The Life of Dad Show, Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk with Dana Nachman who is the director of the phenomenal documentary, “Batkid Begins”.

One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did.

“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. For more on this film go to BatkidBegins.com

Dana Nachman is the co-founder of KTF Films. Born and raised in New York, writer/director Dana Nachman‘s films, Witch Hunt (2008), Love Hate Love (2011), and The Human Experiment (2015) have premiered and screened at the Toronto, Tribeca, IDFA, AFI and Cinequest Film Festivals.

She has won numerous prizes including 3 Emmy Awards, The Edward R Murrow Award, The Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Cinequest Film Festival. She has received more than a dozen grants for her work including grants from the Tribeca Institute, Fledgling Fund and the Pacific Pioneer Fund. Nachman‘s films have been seen by millions of people on various networks including MSNBC and the Oprah Winfrey Network.


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