Once upon a time, Darren Aronofsky traveled to India. While he was there, he encountered a dog and a monkey playfully wrestling in the street and did what many of us would—he got out his camera. What happened next? He put it on YouTube where no one really saw it, but now they certainly will.
Chatting with Vulture, the director, who was recently honored by the Humane Society for not using real animals in “Noah,” revealed the story of his wildlife special (of sorts). “I posted only one video in my life on YouTube,” he explained. “When I was in India, I saw a dog and a monkey wrestling. I thought it was cool, just amazing. I had never seen a dog and a monkey wrestle, and they were playing, it was totally fun. What happens is the monkey suddenly flies back and bumps into my camera, hits my camera, right into the lens, then sort of reached around and felt the camera, then got back into the fight.”
You can watch the resulting which has been online since 2006. Aronofsky says when it first went up he “only got like 50 hits.” We’re sure he’ll be getting a lot more now.