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

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

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

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

Vashti Whitifeld, via her Twitter:

Many wonderful people passed away on September 11th, as will many more. Such is the cycle of life. For me September 11th is and always will be a day to celebrate life, living and the opportunity to Be Here Now! 
So please - as the many very kind sympathy messages begin pouring in - please be mindful that I am making this a day of celebration, and I would love to inspire you to make that day one that absolutely makes you smile and very glad to be alive!

So as September 11th - aka Andy’s one-year mark - draws nearer and nearer, here is a kind reminder of everything Andy stood for in his last days on this Earth, the idea that life is both fragile and fleeting, and rather than fearing that, we should all celebrate it, and how blessed we are to be alive. 

Mourning is a natural part of human nature, and so no one should feel wrong for doing so of Our Champion Andy…just remember he would have wanted us all to smile and celebrate his message of believing in yourself and chasing your dreams - 

Be Here Now

Vashti Whitifeld, via her Twitter:

Many wonderful people passed away on September 11th, as will many more. Such is the cycle of life. For me September 11th is and always will be a day to celebrate life, living and the opportunity to Be Here Now

So please - as the many very kind sympathy messages begin pouring in - please be mindful that I am making this a day of celebration, and I would love to inspire you to make that day one that absolutely makes you smile and very glad to be alive!

So as September 11th - aka Andy’s one-year mark - draws nearer and nearer, here is a kind reminder of everything Andy stood for in his last days on this Earth, the idea that life is both fragile and fleeting, and rather than fearing that, we should all celebrate it, and how blessed we are to be alive. 


Mourning is a natural part of human nature, and so no one should feel wrong for doing so of Our Champion Andy…just remember he would have wanted us all to smile and celebrate his message of believing in yourself and chasing your dreams - 


Be Here Now


Hey everyone!
via Vashti, on her Twitter:

“Ok people, there has been some SERIOUS etching, ink and tattoo work going on in our “Be Here Now/MMQ” community. Listen up.

Could you please take a high-res photo as beautifully shot as possible - with none of your naked bits showing - and e-mail in. No faces please!

May possibly be used somewhere at end of the doco….. Maybe!!!


So for all of you who have or are planning to get Andy/Spartacus/Be Here Now tattoos - please e-mail high quality photos of them to Lilibet Foster at lilibet@beherenowfilm.com, as soon as possible. Thank-you. :)

Hey everyone!

via Vashti, on her Twitter:

Ok people, there has been some SERIOUS etching, ink and tattoo work going on in our “Be Here Now/MMQ” community. Listen up.


Could you please take a high-res photo as beautifully shot as possible - with none of your naked bits showing - and e-mail in. No faces please!


May possibly be used somewhere at end of the doco….. Maybe!!!


So for all of you who have or are planning to get Andy/Spartacus/Be Here Now tattoos - please e-mail high quality photos of them to Lilibet Foster at lilibet@beherenowfilm.com, as soon as possible. Thank-you. :)

A big thank-you to everyone supporting Andy and ‘Be Here Now’ from his friend and fellow actor, Jai Courtney:

via the ‘Be Here Now’ YouTube channel:

"We cannot thank you enough for your outpouring of love and support for "Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story." (www.beherenowfilm.com) Thank you for joining us and becoming part of the filmmaking team to finish this inspiring documentary. And, if you want to join all of us, there is still time to get involved if you go to www.beherenowfilm.com.”

Hey all!
There is less than 20 hours to go until the end of the ‘Be Here Now' funding campaign. With close to $300,000 dollars raised, Our Champion Andy's vision is set to be realized, and it is all thanks to the efforts of every single person who rallied together in the common effort of honoring the wishes of this brilliant man - a man we all loved.
He was and will always be a father to two beautiful children, a husband to an equally beautiful and brilliant wife, a son, a cousin…a friend to many, and Andy… you were and will always remain, a Champion to us all.
Remembering Andy Whitfield -
October 17th, 1971 - September 11th, 2011.
To paraphrase a line from ‘Spartacus’:
He was indeed the sun, and now his light rises everyday in the souls of every single life he touched, both near and far.
We love you Andy.
“Be Here Now”

Hey all!

There is less than 20 hours to go until the end of the ‘Be Here Now' funding campaign. With close to $300,000 dollars raised, Our Champion Andy's vision is set to be realized, and it is all thanks to the efforts of every single person who rallied together in the common effort of honoring the wishes of this brilliant man - a man we all loved.

He was and will always be a father to two beautiful children, a husband to an equally beautiful and brilliant wife, a son, a cousin…a friend to many, and Andy… you were and will always remain, a Champion to us all.

Remembering Andy Whitfield -

October 17th, 1971 - September 11th, 2011.

To paraphrase a line from ‘Spartacus’:

He was indeed the sun, and now his light rises everyday in the souls of every single life he touched, both near and far.

We love you Andy.

Be Here Now

'Spartacus' star Manu Bennett representing 'Be Here Now’, at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday,  July 13th, 2012.
Of the project, Manu said to TV | LINE’s Michael Ausiello:
“Of course, you know, we’re also remembering Andy Whitfield, he’s got a documentary coming out soon called ‘Be Here Now’, so for anybody who really sort of has enjoyed the show and loved Andy’s performance in the first season, it’s a must-see to see his documentary about his life and his struggle with cancer.”
Watch Manu talk about the film, plus the cast discussing the end of the series here

'Spartacus' star Manu Bennett representing 'Be Here Now’, at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday,  July 13th, 2012.

Of the project, Manu said to TV LINE’s Michael Ausiello:

Of course, you know, we’re also remembering Andy Whitfield, he’s got a documentary coming out soon called ‘Be Here Now’, so for anybody who really sort of has enjoyed the show and loved Andy’s performance in the first season, it’s a must-see to see his documentary about his life and his struggle with cancer.”

Watch Manu talk about the film, plus the cast discussing the end of the series here

Just in time to be this blog’s 100th post, ‘Be Here Now’ has hit a STAGGERING $250,000 dollars, all toward funding Andy’s story. That’s a quarter of a million dollars collectively generated by all of you, Andy’s beautiful fans - and making the last wish of a beautiful man come to fruition. 
Here’s a logo design I created this morning to further celebrate Andy’s story and message to us all. Hope you enjoy! The butterfly represents Andy’s message to his children - because now he has achieved his wings, wings that spread his message far and wide.
Be Here Now

Just in time to be this blog’s 100th post, ‘Be Here Now’ has hit a STAGGERING $250,000 dollars, all toward funding Andy’s story. That’s a quarter of a million dollars collectively generated by all of you, Andy’s beautiful fans - and making the last wish of a beautiful man come to fruition. 

Here’s a logo design I created this morning to further celebrate Andy’s story and message to us all. Hope you enjoy! The butterfly represents Andy’s message to his children - because now he has achieved his wings, wings that spread his message far and wide.

Be Here Now

The Message
The Kickstarter campaign continues to grow well past the original goal of $200,000, as Andy’s fans continue to pour in love and support. Keep up the brilliant and beautiful work everyone. 
Some little updates - 1. there is a new banner on the site, and 2. have finally figured out how to add some music to the home page, and have done so. Hope you enjoy.
Also, as this little blog inches closer to 300 beautiful followers, a huge thank-you is in order to all of you for allowing Andy to be in your lives in this little way, and all the likes and re-blogs are appreciated beyond measure. The brilliant light that Our Champion brought to this world continues to flourish in the lives of all that he touched - family, friends, and fans.
Be Here Now.

The Kickstarter campaign continues to grow well past the original goal of $200,000, as Andy’s fans continue to pour in love and support. Keep up the brilliant and beautiful work everyone. 

Some little updates - 1. there is a new banner on the site, and 2. have finally figured out how to add some music to the home page, and have done so. Hope you enjoy.

Also, as this little blog inches closer to 300 beautiful followers, a huge thank-you is in order to all of you for allowing Andy to be in your lives in this little way, and all the likes and re-blogs are appreciated beyond measure. The brilliant light that Our Champion brought to this world continues to flourish in the lives of all that he touched - family, friends, and fans.

Be Here Now.

Success! With over $200,000 pledged towards Andy’s story, the goal has been reached. There are no words to say thank-you to all of Andy’s fans who contributed to that goal. Our Champion is surely flashing that smile, wherever he is now. :-)
Continue to spread word about Andy and his message, as any more money that we can all raise will surely help this project reach as far as it possibly can!
WELL DONE EVERYONE.

Success! With over $200,000 pledged towards Andy’s story, the goal has been reached. There are no words to say thank-you to all of Andy’s fans who contributed to that goal. Our Champion is surely flashing that smile, wherever he is now. :-)

Continue to spread word about Andy and his message, as any more money that we can all raise will surely help this project reach as far as it possibly can!

WELL DONE EVERYONE.

only less than $5k to go on Be Here Now . with 26 days to go, there is nothing to be said but well one to any and everyone who donated and/or spread the message that Andy wanted the world to hear, and now thanks to his beautiful fans, his wishes are on the brink of coming true.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

only less than $5k to go on Be Here Now . with 26 days to go, there is nothing to be said but well one to any and everyone who donated and/or spread the message that Andy wanted the world to hear, and now thanks to his beautiful fans, his wishes are on the brink of coming true.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield