Q: Matt, as producer, you know they say 'children and animals,' tough to work with... and water, you had the trifecta -- plus a bunch of other stuff, in terms of this film. How was it for you?
Matt: It was tough, i mean, it was a tough shoot for everybody. We shot for 7 weeks and every day there was a different obstacle. From working with alligators one day, we were supposed to have a helicopter one day but when the oil spill happened on day one of our shoot, BP took all the boats and helicopters in the area so we didn't get to use that. So it was a real challenge but everybody there was giving it everything they had, from their heart, and when everybody around you is doing that, it makes it easy, and it was a pleasure. I don't know if we could ever do a film like that again. It was a perfect storm of everything that was happening, and it was really great.
Dwight Henry & co-producer Matt Parker took the stage at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre to answer questions after two sold-out screenings of Beasts.