So often people need to put people in a box and label them. But with Ron you couldn't do that.
Where did you first meet Ron Holiday, and how did the film come about?
My younger brother, Adam, has worked and lived with exotic animals for quite some time. He was just starting his training at a place called Amazing Exotics in Florida, which is where a lot of the film takes place, and is also where Ron went to heal after the tragedies. I remember it was a hot summer day in L.A., and my mom called and said, you know that place where your brother is? Well, he's with this man who is grieving from some amazing tragedies. I've heard a little bit about his life, and I think it would make a great documentary. And that was the beginning of what became a seven-year journey to finish the film.