Dean Garris began his career as an expressionistic painter and freelance artist. He moved into video and film in 2000 and began working with industrial and private clientele on video projects over a period of eight years. He successfully produced a year-long episodic public affairs program for the Raleigh and Chapel Hill TV and online markets in 2008.

Dean Garris

In early 2009, while posting online video he'd taken that included footage of Nathan Davis, Dean discovered that Nathan had died in 2006. Intrigued by Nathan's story, and in search of subject matter for his first full-length documentary film, Dean contacted Nathan's parents to ask their cooperation. Production began in April 2009.

The complete production history can be found in the director's notes on the Press page.