This is a story of love and friendship.
Ben Moon, a photographer adopted Denali back in 1999. Denali was a loyal companion. He stuck with Ben through the good and the darkest of times. And Ben did the same for Denali. Last year, at 14 years old Denali bid goodbye and this tribute Ben Moon did for Denali will move you to tears.
Told creatively through Denali’s perspective, this is a tale of the unbreakable bond between a dog and his human.
We can’t really say much more. We’ll let this beautiful tribute speak to your heart.
There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times.
Made possible by Patagonia
Generous support from: First Descents, Ruffwear and Snow Peak
The end quote of the film is an excerpt from an incredible story by writer David Dudley that we highly suggest reading: ‘What Our Dogs Teach us about Aging.’ http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/aging-in-dogs.html [Thank you for saying it so perfectly, David]
In order of appearance: Ben Moon & Denali
Producer: Ben Moon // Moonhouse
Directed / edited / written: Ben Knight // Felt Soul Media
DP: Skip Armstrong // Wazee Motion Pictures
Second Camera: Page Stephenson
Co-Writer: Katie Klingsporn
Wet Camera: Justin Harris
Sound Recordist: Jim Hurst
Music Supervisor: Ben Knight and Ian Anderson
Sound Mix: Justin Harris
Narrated by: Ben Knight
Music by: Chihei Hatakeyama, Images of a Broken Light — www.chihei.org
Music by: Odesza, It’s Only [feat. Zyra] In Return, www.odesza.com, courtesy of Counter Records 2014
Still Photographs by: Ben Moon, Lisa Hensel, Carli Davidson, Miranda Moon, Vivian Moon, Jean Redle Dawn Kish, Lisa Skaff, Pete Rudge, Kristen & Ian Yurdin, and John Sterling