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After winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival, “Be Here Now” (The Andy Whitfield Story) kicked off its theatrical release with premieres in New York and Los Angeles and 10 major U.S. cities, in support of World Health Day.
The film screened for audiences in over 200 theaters in over 84 cities, in collaboration with cancer research, treatment and care organizations including, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Cancer Support Community, Stand Up To Cancer, and Lymphoma Australia. Following its theatrical release, these audiences were joined by many more thousands of viewers on Netflix, and students and educators on Kanopy.
It debuted internationally as opening night film of the DocEdge Film Festival, which launched the film’s theatrical release in New Zealand and Australia, and cause-related screenings around the world.
“Be Here Now” (The Andy Whitfield Story) topped Kickstarter as the 3rd Most Successful Documentary Campaign, and the film now has over 4 million viewers and followers across social media, YouTube, Kickstarter and the film’s website.
Over 200 Screenings in over 84 cities
Over 4 million views
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Since its release, “Be Here Now” (The Andy Whitfield Story) continues to impact millions of people around the world. We are forever grateful and inspired by the evergrowing supportive community and invite you to continue sharing your poignant, powerful and beautiful messages.
“Thank you for sharing this beautiful and heart-wrenching story. I loved watching the relationship between Andy and Vashti. More specifically, I love their kind spirits and strength. The film brought me to tears and is truly unforgettable. Andy and Vashti are my heroes. They handled this journey with nothing but class, support, and love."
“This story had touched my heart as, I too, lost someone to cancer. Andy was an inspiration not only as an actor but as a human being as well. He was a beautiful husband and father which will never be forgotten in his family hearts the hearts of his fans. BE HERE NOW.”
“I am touched by the story of Andy. Such a talented and good person. His message inspires me to get everything out of life, to enjoy every day of life and not be afraid of the future. His message will help me to live up to my dreams. Andy was and will always be
“My life has changed. Every day I think about how to face the days in the way he tried to do, without fear. Andy has opened my mind and I think it will be part of my life forever. The story of Andy and his courage deserves to be told. BE HERE NOW, which has become my life lesson.”