Filmmakers Seek Help To Finish Andy Whitfield Documentary

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Andy Whitfield arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Middle Men" in Los Angeles on August 5, 2010 -- Getty Images

Documentary filmmakers who followed the courageous cancer battle fought by original Starz "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield are seeking help from fans.

While the actor was fighting non-Hodkin's lymphoma, Whitfield allowed a camera crew, led by Lilibet Foster, to document his journey.

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"This unprecedented access and his openness and honesty gives the audience an intimate look into his personal life, that is rarely shared, especially by a celebrity. 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," reads a synopsis on the film's KickStarter page.

Click HERE to watch a clip of the inspirational footage.

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The crew followed Andy as he underwent Western and Eastern treatments.

Titled "Be Here Now," the inspirational motto he lived by, the footage also shows his strong support system - Whitfield's beloved wife Vashti -- and features loving moments between Whitfield and his children.

In order to finish the film, the documentary team is seeking pledges via KickStarter. Click HERE to learn more.

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Whitfield passed away last September at the age of 39.

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