In 2015, the short film Denali became a viral hit: The story of Ben Moon and his beloved dog, Denali, captured the hearts of 18 million viewers across the globe and was shared widely on The Today Show and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday, as well as at Buzzfeed, the Daily Beast, Glamour, and more. Ben Moon shares much more about this extraordinary story in his new book, Denali: A Man, a Dog and the Friendship of a Lifetime (Viking).
This is a story of two friends, one relying on the other through a rough divorce, cancer at a young age, an embarrassing colostomy bag, a struggling career as an adventure photographer, and rough break-ups. Eventually that friend supports the other through his own debilitating cancer and death. This is a story of friendship and love, of the bond between man and beast. It is a story that is universal in scope, yet intimate in its telling, about how to live, love, and—ultimately—say goodbye. Ben Moon is a Pacific City, Oregon based photographer, filmmaker and cancer survivor.