A documentary film crew followed the actor and his family in the last months of his illness and through various treatments. The documentary, called “Be Here Now,” is slated to come out in late July.
The documentary was created to “inspire others facing similar challenges, while pushing to accelerate the pace of cancer research,” a rep for the late actor told US Weekly. At one point, while waiting for test results, Whitfield and his wife, Vashti, went and got matching tattoos on their arms that read “Be Here Now.”
“It was our way of saying that whatever happened, we would live in the moment,” said Vashti in a MailOnline interview.
Here’s a favorite quote from Whitfield in the trailer:
In my heart I am convinced that this is all meant to be. I’m supposed to be right here right now and I’m open to the journey and to the discoveries and to the adventure of all of this. “Be Here Now” is all about being present and not fearing what you don’t know.
Watch the trailer below. It begins with an introduction asking for donations, but the actual trailer follows.