Dog is man’s best friend but sometimes, dog is also man’s spiritual partner. In a touching tribute to his dog Denali, photographer Ben Moon was determined to remember and commemorate his best friend’s life. The short film is narrated from Denali’s perspective and outlines how the dog stood by his owner’s side while Moon battled stage 3+ colorectal cancer. The key to Moon’s recovery was long visits from his dog, who stayed with him through brutal chemo sessions. In 2014, Denali had his own fight with cancer but lost. A month ago, he passed away at 14 years old.
The film premiered at 5Point Film Festival and won the Best of Festival and People’s Choice. It was also an official selection at Telluride Mountainfilm and has received a Vimeo Staff Pick.