The Making of a Modern Fable: Inside Beasts of the Southern WildCharlie Jane Anders7/03/12 6:02pmFiled to: Beasts of the Southern WildExclusiveMoviesFbpost-apocalypticmagical realismDwight henryBenh ZeitlinQuvenzhane Wallis7EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBeasts of the Southern Wild isn't like other movies you've seen lately. It's a really wild and beautiful movie that manages to combine magical realism with an apocalyptic sense of doom, all seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. But how did something this strikingly beautiful and different emerge? How did a group of performers who'd never been in a movie before create such indelible performances? Where did this strange story come from?