If there’s one thought Vashti Whitfield wants people to take away from documentary feature Be Here Now, it is that being healthy is more than simply looking the part.
The moving tribute to Vashti’s late actor partner, Andy, famous for playing the lead in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, is released this month and documents his intensive treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that ultimately took his life at the age of 39 in 2011.
The film shows Andy exploring alternative medicine treatments in India, as well as undergoing chemotherapy and radiation in Sydney.
It includes candid moments with Spartacus co-star Jai Courtney, who is godfather to the Whitfields’ children.
Be Here Now opens in Australia on May 23 and punters are encouraged to set up their own screenings through tugg.com.au.