Andy Whitfield first came to our notice in Gabriel (2007), a low-budget film about the war between Archangels and Fallen to bring Light to Purgatory.
I reviewed it thusly, ‘Gabriel is a gritty, nasty excursion into the ongoing war between Good and Evil. It looks like a ten or twenty million dollar movie but was made for less than two hundred thousand American. The cast is up to the demands of the script [and the budget]; the story [from Matt Hylton Todd and Shane Abbess] and direction [by Shane Abbess] are first rate and the result is one of those odd little movies that deserve to be seen but frequently aren’t.’
Based on his performance in Gabriel, Whitfield was asked to audition for the bold historical series Spartacus from Starz Entertainment and won the title role – both he and the series received critical acclaim and put Starz on the original series map.
Then, after completing the first season, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Whitfield learned he had the cancer that would eventually take his life. He decided to have his battle with cancer filmed, to show the world that – win or lose – a cancer diagnosis didn’t mean that all the good things in life ended on that day.
Oscar-nominated documentarian Lilibet Foster took on the task of filming Whitfield’s life from that day on and the result is the film Be Here Now – which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year.
Now, Be Here Now is on the verge of its general theatrical release. Check out the trailer, below.
Coming to Theaters Starting April 8th. Visit http://www.beherenowfilm.com/ to join screenings and bring the film to YOUR theater. An inspiring love story between strapping actor, Andy Whitfield, of television’s “Spartacus” fame and his charismatic wife on their quest to heal Andy from a cancer diagnosis, which reminds the audience that the journey is more important than the destination.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support and encouragement. We are excited for you to see Andy and Vashti’s inspiring love story and share it with your friends, family, on the next chapter of this incredible journey.