Ben Moon is a Pacific City, Oregon based photographer and filmmaker. In June, 2015 his production company Moonhouse created a short film about a very personal subject — his fight with colorectal cancer and his dog Denali. The documentary went viral receiving 9 million views in two weeks and won the Best of Festival and People's Choice awards at the 2015 5Point Film Festival.
Dogs certainly have a way of knowing us unlike any other. It feels good to be reminded in such a beautiful and moving way of what's really important. This video will leave you teary-eyed time and time again. It’s one of the most powerful short films I've ever seen.
Ben wrote this tribute on his Facebook page last February, “Three years ago today, I said goodbye to my best friend Denali. This amazing dog was at my side for 14 1/2 years, and his steady friendship gave me the strength and courage to stand on my own… this film honors his memory in a way that I am forever grateful for.”