“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” star Andy Whitfield died last September after an 18-month battle with lymphoma. He was just 39.
During that time, the Welsh actor allowed cameras to document his treatment, both traditional and not, and his home life for a film now named “Be Here Now.”
Through kickstarter.com, the filmmakers have raised just over $177,000 of their $200,000 goal, thanks to 3,165 backers. The project must be funded by July 23, according to the site.
“It was Andy’s hope that by opening his story up to a documentary, he might help or inspire others facing similar challenges, while pushing to accelerate the pace of cancer research around the world,” a description of the film on Kickstarter says. “What he did not anticipate was that the story would also capture his, and his family’s, determination, love, infectious humor and self-affirming attitudes.”
Watch a trailer for the documentary, which contains NSFW language, here.