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“Be Here Now” Help Get Andy Whitfield Biopic Made

Andy Whitfield as Spartacus

A college buddy of mine created this TV show, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and it exploded into a phenomenon nobody saw coming. The lead actor, Andy Whitfield, flew from obscurity to cult fame to measurable fame in record time for his portrayal of the title character in the bloody, gritty drama…and everyone was pretty much in agreement, he was the nicest guy you’d hope to have on any set. His humor and good nature were mightily challenged when wickedly soon after being cast in the show, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Andy and his wife, Vashti, doubled down in their fight against cancer, given a 25% chance for Andy’s survival, and symbolized their commitment to never giving up with tattoos that say “Be Here Now” the title of the film documenting the fight. His was a journey cut so short, and this film is not just about fighting for your life, but also about filling and FULfilling your life, no matter how many days you are given.

This is the link to the Kickstarter campaign to finish the film and bring it’s inspiration to audiences…like you and me…who can never hear its message often enough.