Be here now. Andy Whitfield documentary. This is so fucking Sad, please donate.


I just have to say that I post of his passing last year , I was shocked and sadden. I am no longer shocked but still sad that he is now gone and after watching this preview, I am very SAD. Please click on the link and read and watch the video and do what you can. There are ALOT of sick and in need people in the world but here’s one that has a documentary and needs your support. It even more fucking sad not only that he passed on but he left behind two very young children and that breaks my heart and makes me weep.  Anyways please click on the links and watch, it might ruin your happy Friday or it might help your happy Friday. SADNESS!!

I do believe very strongly in living in the now not taking for granted people around you, and do what makes you happy and love whom ever you need to love, enjoy what’s around you, when it is around, look up at the sky every now and then (everyday actually) and see the colors of the sky, sniff the air, look at the trees, it’s leafs and it’s color,  you would be surprise how many people don’t do any of that and just go on robotically away or carry on. Don’t just carry on, live,  love and appreciate because you just never know if you will get to next week or tomorrow. When you close your eyes to sleep make sure you really enjoyed your day.  Be here now. Live.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/426354716/be-here-now-the-andy-whitfield-story/widget/video.html

When Spartacus star Andy Whitfield was battling cancer in the last months of his life, he had a camera crew with him every step of the way. The result is Be Here Now, a feature-length documentary project about the late actor, which is launching a campaign to raise money for its completion.

Whitfield was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after wrapping the first season of Starz’s Spartacus, a role that would make him a global star. He went through a rigorous program of chemotherapy and was deemed as being in remission when, during a physical to return to Spartacus, his blood tests raised a flag, resulting in a devastating news for the actor — his cancer had come back stronger than ever, leaving him with about a 25% chance of survival. Facing another round of treatments, Whitfield and his wife Vashti decided to have it all documented. “Our last experience with it was very difficult and lonely, we felt we had a lot of questions,” Whitfield’s manager Sam Maydew recalls the actor and his wife telling him back then. “We want to bring awareness to cancer treatment so others who go through it feel they’re not alone.” Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Lilibet Foster (Speaking In Strings), whose family hails from the same small Welsh town where Whitfield was raised, came on board. She spent the next year with Whitfield and his family as the actor went through grueling rounds of chemo and traveled to India for a shot at an Eastern medicine treatment.

When the cancer returned, Whitfield and his wife got matching Be Here Now tattoos Foster says symbolized the fact that “they would take the healing in their own hands” and also provided the title for her documentary. “Andy and Vashti allowed unprecedented openness and access, with the camera following them through one of the hardest periods of their lives,” Foster said. “At the same time, there is a love story in the film with the two of them, and Andy’s inspirational approach to healing cancer makes it very uplifting. It’s very beautiful, poetic and inspirational film.” The crew filmed until a week before Whitfield’s death in September of last year. They have done additional shooting and have a little more to go, along with editing and post-production. The team needs about $200,000 to complete the film and is reaching out to Whitfield’s fans.

“The reason is that so many of Andy’s followers live on the Internet, and this is a way to give them an opportunity to be part of the making of the film,” Foster said. Be Here Now‘s team have set up a site for donations that could be as little as $5. Depending on the size of the contribution, fans will receive custom leather bracelets engraved with the words Be Here Now, collectables from Spartacus, a phone chat with Whitfield’s Spartacus co-star and friend Jai Courtney, a signed photo of him and Whitfield, dog tags like those Whitfield once wore, and a never released portrait of the actor, among other items. Some of the items were provided by Starz, which has been supportive of the project, including allowing official and behind-the-scenes footage from Spartacus to be used in the documentary. “This is a way for us to give an opportunity to the public to bring Andy’s story to live and fulfill his wishes to have his legacy live on,” Foster said.

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