Directed by Dora Nightengale,
Short, 23:54 United Kingdom
Last summer my life changed forever when a little fox cub visited my urban garden whilst I was watering the lawn. I thought this might have been a one-off fascinating close-up encounter, but later the cub returned and this time brought its siblings along, and together they explored, played and turned my garden into their play ground I soon became hooked on watching and filming them daily and it was a privilege to see them grow up into confident juvenile foxes in front of my eyes over four months. It was fascinating to see their distinct personalities shine through when they interacted, totally at ease in front of my camera. I have been completely enchanted, or as some might say ‘foxed’, by these beautiful, clever and gentle creatures. This is the story of Freya, Faith and Me; a cross-species friendship that made me determined to look after these wild animals - that many consider “vermin” that they want to hunt, cull and kill. Foxes are under threat but my garden is their safe haven whenever they may choose to visit.