Last week, we went behind the scenes of one of this year’s most unanticipated and surprising film hits—Beasts of the Southern Wild. Director Behn Zeitlin and his team, Court 13, made a movie that took them on an adventure, while staying true to the place they were filming in.
They set up their production office in an abandoned gas station in Southern Louisiana, where Zeitlin wrote the script, lodged his team, and kept inventory of some flood-logged relics. He took us on a tour of the station, part of the set (which his sister built and lived in), and taught us some tricks about how to hold a camera when your filming in a lush region like Louisiana.
Walk around with Zeitlin in the video above, and go deeper in our behind-the-scenes documentary below.