Top left photo of young Andy Whitfield and top right photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield. Bottom photos of baby Andy Faulisi courtesy of Matt and Renata Faulisi.

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Hello all!

Just sharing a bit of amazing news -

Via good friend and ‘Be Here Now’ backer Matt Faulisi @mattfaulisi :

"My little champion indeed. Andy Nicholas Faulisi, born today, 1/27/2014. Named after the man [Andy Whitfield] himself."

Beautiful example of one man’s impact and legacy truly living on, huge congratulations to Matt and his wife Renata.

Welcome to the arena, little champion Andy. Welcome to the world!

BHN

Hello all!

2014 is on the horizon, and we are approaching the shore of finally seeing Andy’s documentary film “Be Here Now” - a journey that has taught so much already and will surely teach mountains more upon its release.

In the meantime, please support Vashti and Maybe McQueen by visiting the blog (maybemcqueen.com), and also by following Vashti on Twitter @maybemcqueen!

Gratitude for your continued support of this blog - and most importantly - of Andy. Wishing you all a very joyous holiday season, from the frigid climates to the sunny ones!

BHN

Hello all!

2014 is on the horizon, and we are approaching the shore of finally seeing Andy’s documentary film “Be Here Now” - a journey that has taught so much already and will surely teach mountains more upon its release.

In the meantime, please support Vashti and Maybe McQueen by visiting the blog (maybemcqueen.com), and also by following Vashti on Twitter @maybemcqueen!

Gratitude for your continued support of this blog - and most importantly - of Andy. Wishing you all a very joyous holiday season, from the frigid climates to the sunny ones!

BHN

A moment today to acknowledge the birthday of a true champion of life, love, and fearlessly living in the now - 

Happy Birthday, Andy! (October 17th, 1971) 

We love you.

BHN

A moment today to acknowledge the birthday of a true champion of life, love, and fearlessly living in the now -

Happy Birthday, Andy! (October 17th, 1971)

We love you.

BHN

Father, Son, Husband, Friend, Hero, and Champion -
                R  E  M  E  M  B  E  R  I  N  G 

                - ANDY WHITFIELD -

                     "Our Champion"

It’s been two whole years since the world was graced with the physical existence of this amazing being for the last time, and today especially we remember this gladiator and the real-life battle he fought against his cancer.

We also humbly acknowledge all that he gave of himself to us, his audience, through ‘Spartacus’; through his grace and humility as an actor and warmth as a fellow human being, and to what new parts of himself he has yet to reveal to us in the coming documentary ‘Be Here Now’. 

Andy, we deeply treasure your life, and the legacy you left behind - a gift that will continue to blossom long into the future.

Remembering the man we all came to love, and honoring his legacy by keeping his message alive. Wherever you are, and wherever you are going - 

Be Here Now.

We love you Andy. 

xx

Father, Son, Husband, Friend, Hero, and Champion -

R E M E M B E R I N G

- ANDY WHITFIELD -

"Our Champion"

It’s been two whole years since the world was graced with the physical existence of this amazing being for the last time, and today especially we remember this gladiator and the real-life battle he fought against his cancer.

We also humbly acknowledge all that he gave of himself to us, his audience, through ‘Spartacus’; through his grace and humility as an actor and warmth as a fellow human being, and to what new parts of himself he has yet to reveal to us in the coming documentary ‘Be Here Now’.

Andy, we deeply treasure your life, and the legacy you left behind - a gift that will continue to blossom long into the future.

Remembering the man we all came to love, and honoring his legacy by keeping his message alive. Wherever you are, and wherever you are going -


Be Here Now.

We love you Andy.

xx

Hello all!

Today, it is Father’s Day in Australia. Here is a collection of photos of Our Champion Andy, with his beautiful children Jesse Red and Indigo Sky.

Happy Father’s Day, Andy! We love you and honor your memory today especially.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Aussies and Kiwis out there!

BHN

— Side Note: Especially fitting that this blog has reached 500 followers today! Gratitude for your follows. With Andy in our hearts! —

The Lioness and the Butterfly - Vashti standing in front of Andy’s “Be Here Now” mural in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California


Hello all!

Via the “Be Here Now” film Facebook page:

"Dear all -

It is time for another update. This is our 58th update message.

We are really excited to report that we are almost finished with the film. We are looking forward to doing the finishing steps of color correcting and mixing which will take us to October - and then planning the distribution of the film.

As always, we will keep you updated on our progress and we always post our updates on our social media so be sure to follow us on Facebook/ Twitter/ Tumblr/ Pinterest/ YouTube and join our emailing list on beherenowfilm.com

(If you are a Kickstarter backer and you have not been getting our updates - we recommend you make sure they are not going into your spam folder and enable kickstarter in your email account and join our mailing list on beherenowfilm.com)

Thank you again,

The Be Here Now Team”

BHN

"Andy Whitfield as Spartacus" by Mafin10 on deviantart.



Hope everyone is well (and patiently waiting for the arrival of Our Champion Andy’s documentary!) Gratitude for following this blog. With Andy in our hearts -

BHN

"Andy Whitfield as Spartacus" by Mafin10 on deviantart.

Hope everyone is well (and patiently waiting for the arrival of Our Champion Andy’s documentary!) Gratitude for following this blog. With Andy in our hearts -

BHN

1-Year Anniversary

beherenowfilm:

It was one year ago that we started our Kickstarter campaign and our Facebook page. Thank you again to all of you who backed us and the making of this film — and joined together in what is now a truly international “Be Here Now” community. (If you missed it, we don’t want you to feel left out, so you may still pledge for any available rewards including the Be Here Now leather bracelet — just email us at beherenowfilm@gmail.com to find out how).

“But the reality is, I miss him badly. Sometimes I wear his pajamas and aftershave to bed, or I cry and hug the tree I dedicated to him. But I must let go of all that and focus on what I want in life, not what I no longer have.”
— Vashti Whitfield

Andy’s tree.

Parklands in Sydney NSW, Australia

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

BHN

“But the reality is, I miss him badly. Sometimes I wear his pajamas and aftershave to bed, or I cry and hug the tree I dedicated to him. But I must let go of all that and focus on what I want in life, not what I no longer have.”

Vashti Whitfield

Andy’s tree.

Parklands in Sydney NSW, Australia

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

BHN

Hello all!

How’s this for some amazing and meaningful street art!?

Via Vashti:


Home in Sydney in 48 hrs -
A quick peek at the most amazing surprise created for me as an early birthday present - my very own Andy tree at Venice Beach, and the story of my tattoos - the Lioness and the Butterfly - brought to life in some amazing LA wall art, designed and drawn by a buddy.

 
Will fill you in on the details when I get back.

BHN
 
xx

Hello all!

How’s this for some amazing and meaningful street art!?

Via Vashti:

Home in Sydney in 48 hrs -


A quick peek at the most amazing surprise created for me as an early birthday present - my very own Andy tree at Venice Beach, and the story of my tattoos - the Lioness and the Butterfly - brought to life in some amazing LA wall art, designed and drawn by a buddy.

 

Will fill you in on the details when I get back.

BHN

 

xx

Hello all! 

Vashti is currently here in sunny Los Angeles, California, to view the rough final edit of the documentary we are all waiting for - Our Champion’s story through his diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma entitled “Be Here Now”.

Here is a short video of Vashti, sharing how she is feeling about this particular moment in time and of Andy’s legacy, as she is going to view the film for the first time since actually living it with him back in 2010 - 2011.

Enjoy, and if you’d like to express your sentiments remember you can post on maybemcqueen.com and to Vashti via Twitter.

Gratitude.

BHN

Hello friends!

As you are well aware, the saga of Spartacus has come to an end - a saga that began with Our Champion Andy. Here are three behind-the-scenes photos of Andy from the production of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

In photo one, we have Andy checking his cell phone while on break between takes; in photo two, Andy and his good friend Jai Courtney (Varro) are being made camera-ready. In the third photo, Andy is joined by Nick Tarabay (Ashur) and John Hannah (Batiatus) on the set of Andy’s last episode in ‘Spartacus’ - the season one finale entitled, “Kill Them All.”

Hope you enjoy.

You can head over to http://t.co/yQmWJmI75t for a profile on filmmaker Rob Tapert and the production journey of ‘Spartacus’, in photos.

Gratitude.

BHN

Apologies for the lack of posts! Hope you are all well and in good-spirits. Are you keeping up with Vashti on maybemcqueen.com, on Twitter and on Instagram?

Please continue to support Andy’s friends by watching ‘Spartacus: War of the Damned’ premiering on January 25th, 2013 on Starz. (US only)

For all continued updates on the status of Our Champion Andy’s documentary film “Be Here Now”, please visit beherenowfilmcomingsoon.com

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season!

BHN

October 17th, 2012 -
A moment to celebrate the life of Our Champion, Mr. Andy Whitfield, who would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. 
Andy, we hope that wherever you are, that you are happy and in peace. All of our collective love, your friends, family, and fans -
“Happy Birthday, Andy!”
BHN

October 17th, 2012 -

A moment to celebrate the life of Our Champion, Mr. Andy Whitfield, who would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. 

Andy, we hope that wherever you are, that you are happy and in peace. All of our collective love, your friends, family, and fans -

Happy Birthday, Andy!

BHN


A Champion Remembered - Part 4 of 4
“The Mission”

8:00 AM (Sydney, Australia Time)
Vashti Whitfield, via her blog, Maybe McQueen:

“Maybe McQueen is a homage to my beautiful husband Andy, who died of cancer in September 2011, aged just 39.
Andy’s dream role would have been to play Steve McQueen. He was fascinated by the extraordinary, complicated and complex ‘film star’ and all that he was.
So my blog is inspired by Andy and the legacy he leaves all of us to be courageous, creative, curious and compassionate and to look for where adventure is possible in unexpected places. Whether it’s through becoming a father, not knowing how you will pay the rent, or being knocked back again and again and crawling your way back up, it is about making something happen when everyone tells you it’s not possible.”

And so to conclude this day of remembrance in honor of Mr. Andy Whitfield, there is only this left to be said:
What will you do?
What will you accomplish, with the only life you’ve got?
What will you leave behind for the people who knew and loved you to marvel at, long after you’re gone…
What will your legacy be?
You don’t have to be television star, you don’t even have to wind up famous - so this is not a question of “how many people will know my name?” There is a famous quote by poet Maya Angelou: “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did…but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Andy firmly believed in making the absolute best of the only life you’ve got, and he made the most of his time here, even to the absolute end.
And so the invitation is at hand, to anyone reading this…
Maybe McQueen…you only get one life…so what will you do with yours?
BHN. xx

A Champion Remembered - Partof 4

The Mission”

8:00 AM (Sydney, Australia Time)

Vashti Whitfield, via her blog, Maybe McQueen:

Maybe McQueen is a homage to my beautiful husband Andy, who died of cancer in September 2011, aged just 39.

Andy’s dream role would have been to play Steve McQueen. He was fascinated by the extraordinary, complicated and complex ‘film star’ and all that he was.

So my blog is inspired by Andy and the legacy he leaves all of us to be courageous, creative, curious and compassionate and to look for where adventure is possible in unexpected places. Whether it’s through becoming a father, not knowing how you will pay the rent, or being knocked back again and again and crawling your way back up, it is about making something happen when everyone tells you it’s not possible.”

And so to conclude this day of remembrance in honor of Mr. Andy Whitfield, there is only this left to be said:

What will you do?

What will you accomplish, with the only life you’ve got?

What will you leave behind for the people who knew and loved you to marvel at, long after you’re gone…

What will your legacy be?

You don’t have to be television star, you don’t even have to wind up famous - so this is not a question of “how many people will know my name?” There is a famous quote by poet Maya Angelou: “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did…but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Andy firmly believed in making the absolute best of the only life you’ve got, and he made the most of his time here, even to the absolute end.

And so the invitation is at hand, to anyone reading this…

Maybe McQueen…you only get one life…so what will you do with yours?

BHN. xx