Fox Fires - Animated Short Film

  • Published on Aug 16, 2019
  • Graduation film from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Scotland.
    Note from the director:
    I pitched this idea in February 2018 and had the privilege of working with a number of my classmates and 3rd-year assistants. They each brought so much talent and enthusiasm to telling this story and I couldn't have been more fortunate to have them as my team. Please stay for the credits and look them up!
    Fox Fires is inspired by the Finnish folk tale of the aurora borealis. The film blends 2D and 3D animation together.
    Thank you so much to my composer, Denny Schneidemesser, for all of his help in bringing the film together and for scoring the work so beautifully. I've admired Denny's work since I first watched animated shorts on TVclip and decided to pursue animation myself, having him on board was a dream come true.
    More beautiful work on his TVclip channel:
    Keep an eye out for the Making of Fox Fires book, available for preorder soon! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.
    DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY: Keilidh Bradley
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    PRODUCER: Lin Sharkie
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    COMPOSER: Denny Schneidemesser
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    SOUND DESIGN: Dirk Kluesing, Denny Schneidemesser
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    CONCEPT ART: Tessa Bentley, Keilidh Bradley
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    CHARACTER DESIGN: Keilidh Bradley
    STORYBOARDS: Dionne Burgess, Keilidh Bradley, Lin Sharkie
    3D MODELLING: Michael Birk, Philip Cooper, Lia Onesti
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    RIGGING: Michael Birk, Philip Cooper
    RENDERING: Michael Birk, Lia Onesti
    BACKGROUNDS: Tessa Bentley
    ANIMATION: Michael Birk, Keilidh Bradley, Dionne Burgess, Lauren Kirkwood, Lia Onesti, Lin Sharkie, Melissa Stoakes
    COMPOSITING AND VFX: Tessa Bentley, Keilidh Bradley, Lin Sharkie
    ASSISTANTS: Sophia Austin, Deborah Barker, Gonzalo Fraguas Bringas, Eamonn Grady, Molly-May Lockhart, Liz Massarou, Aaron Green, Fraser Robertson, Zoe Stewart
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Comments • 8 522

  • Keby
    Keby  2 months ago +6078

    Hey guys, thank you so much for watching the film and leaving your thoughts! I would usually try to reply to every comment, but there's too many for me to manage - I've read and appreciate every single one, though!
    I made a post on my patreon that goes into things in a bit more depth:
    I've responded to the confusion regarding the webtoon in this thread:
    For those interested in the upcoming art book, you can follow me on my art twitter to keep an eye on when preorders are available!
    The music is by Denny Schneidemesser, aka Danman87. It's available to listen to on here!
    Thank you so much for reading, and for watching, and if you have any other questions I'll do my best to answer them in this thread! In the meantime if you can share this video with people who might like it, I'd really appreciate it!
    (This comment has been edited to condense things a bit)

    • Karolinka Gontko
      Karolinka Gontko Day ago

      Amazing story❤️

    • fabian H1166
      fabian H1166 10 days ago

      Awesome work! And thank you for pointing out Denny Schneidemesser. He has lots of amazing music, made me subscribe there, too.

    • J Jiya
      J Jiya 14 days ago

      Oh my god...... so beautiful story :) do you also have IG? Few days ago I paint one called ‘the celestial fox’! I wish I could make animation like you

    • Tnynfox Memes and Art
      Tnynfox Memes and Art 14 days ago

      The fox was happy even though he didn't get to be a nuclear explosion that might one day sustain civilizations. Lesson in optimism.

    • Nymousano001
      Nymousano001 25 days ago

      Thanks; the music was the thing *I* wanted to ask for! ^^

  • Ivana Březná
    Ivana Březná 8 minutes ago


  • Dapper Jeff
    Dapper Jeff 58 minutes ago

    Glad TVclip put this in my recommendations.

  • isabel de Lucy
    isabel de Lucy Hour ago

    I've never seen that much cretivity together omg

  • Premlata Agrawal
    Premlata Agrawal 2 hours ago

    Wow what a fabulous story it is....mind blowing

  • Samsudin Sem
    Samsudin Sem 5 hours ago

    That so sad I am cry.....🥺🥺🥺

  • Golden_ Zilla
    Golden_ Zilla 6 hours ago

    That ending was beautiful.💚

  • Saphalio UwU
    Saphalio UwU 9 hours ago

    Now I know what the northern lights are and I love it. Forest corgis forever
    Forest corgi=fox

  • Abigal Harrin
    Abigal Harrin 9 hours ago

    I cried because i felt the fox's sadness when he couldnt become a star and help light the sky like everyone else. That hit me right in the heart and i want to thank you for that. The combination of the score, dialogue, and animation were masterfully done

  • osum unicorn TT
    osum unicorn TT 10 hours ago

    I love Foxes

  • AVOriginals
    AVOriginals 10 hours ago

    Im not crying YOURE CRYING. seriously though this was very well made. the music really gave it a more emotional touch.

  • Salty Pretzel
    Salty Pretzel 10 hours ago

    This is magical... and that fox, for sure, is somewhere near my spirit animal.... it makes me sound selfish, dosnt it?

  • DracoMagpie
    DracoMagpie 11 hours ago

    Wow, that was beautiful

  • judith Mallorquín Hernández

    Damn, this is absolutely beautiful.

  • Zelada Bloodmoon
    Zelada Bloodmoon 11 hours ago

    Idk how anyone could give this video a thumbs down D: I love it, foxies and wolves are my fav ♡

  • Amy Smith
    Amy Smith 12 hours ago

    Holy shit this actually made me cry

  • Liz Gamber
    Liz Gamber 14 hours ago

    I wuv it so much it made cri

  • Anthony Takata
    Anthony Takata 15 hours ago

    Wow, this brought an actual tear to my eye. Well done!

  • Katherine Jackson
    Katherine Jackson 16 hours ago

    That was beautiful..

  • Grimoald Meyer
    Grimoald Meyer 16 hours ago

    This is magnificent

  • Reszka Pies
    Reszka Pies 16 hours ago

    Im love fox 😍

  • Fool Ish
    Fool Ish 16 hours ago

    sO PreCIouS TwT

  • Avocado
    Avocado 17 hours ago

    This is absolutely beautiful.

  • TheGreatPurpleBlade
    TheGreatPurpleBlade 19 hours ago

    Firefox is not responding.

  • GamingWith Zach
    GamingWith Zach 19 hours ago

    This is why foxes are my 1st favorite animals

  • Anna Lele
    Anna Lele 19 hours ago


  • rose marie
    rose marie 19 hours ago


  • Xiang Yu Piao
    Xiang Yu Piao 20 hours ago

    "copyes animals because they are so fantasticly cute"

  • Giovanna Azevedo
    Giovanna Azevedo 20 hours ago


  • Ajdalenka Frantalova
    Ajdalenka Frantalova 21 hour ago

    Omg... it is so beautifule and cute. I love this animation 😍❤❤❤

  • the redgamingcheetah
    the redgamingcheetah 23 hours ago +1

    In the beginning: what
    In the middle: hmmmm
    In the end: oh
    After it ends: what
    Also after it ends: SCHOOL

  • Michael P.
    Michael P. Day ago

    Absolutely exquisite and moving animated work! Congratulations to all who worked on this project! I'm sure it took more work to make this than any layman would realize! The animal character design, "acting" and movement was extremely well done; (I can imagine it was not easy, especially to make four legged animals' movement appear plausible, whether on the ground or in the air)! The atmosphere, created mostly by your VFX crew, etc., aroused as much awe, wonder and mystery as any of the best classic Disney films! The scenario was also commendable in its originality, (I've been studying animation for 35 years and I have never seen anything quite like this; I was unaware of the Finnish folktale: it is good that you made many of us aware of this charming and poignant piece of Finnish culture)! Thank you for sharing this! 😀 🤗

  • Thien jing hui 7383

    I feel so bad for the fox and become to happy fox

  • Lps Pancakes
    Lps Pancakes Day ago

    OMG he vacate the northern or southern i’m dumb lights every time I see them i’ll think about this!,

  • Lady Rotha
    Lady Rotha Day ago

    Beautiful! I had spinal chills. 🦊

  • eatsyouup123
    eatsyouup123 Day ago

    When I clicked on this video I did not expect to be bawling my eyes out by the end oh mylanta

  • Frizzery Boyyo
    Frizzery Boyyo Day ago

    Is no one gonna talk about how they just disappear forever?

  • foxatemydog
    foxatemydog Day ago

    The people in it:djenxihejdhsjdhxustdhdjxudhhxx

  • Larcade Dragneel
    Larcade Dragneel Day ago +1

    The music is so inspiring 🎶

  • Marco Aurelio Aztlan Xiu

    I love thai video because Shakespeare it May feelings

  • The Awkward Hero

    Oh my gosh that was amazing.
    U are so talented!

  • Yuu Mizuki
    Yuu Mizuki Day ago


  • Brenda Fosseneune
    Brenda Fosseneune Day ago +1

    This is so cool I really love the animation style and the story 😊👍

  • Christeena Chaos

    I'm not crying... You're crying.

  • Jami Mc.
    Jami Mc. Day ago

    So inspiring😭

  • Minecraft People

    This is fricken adorable i love it

  • Leslie Tonn
    Leslie Tonn Day ago

    I think the fox got the best part of them all.

  • Rosella hala como estas

    I so cute the fox

  • QuetzalFeather
    QuetzalFeather Day ago

    this looks like a video game and i love it.

  • Natalia Ojeda Sabido

    The Fox si my favorito animal

  • sceptile 4thewin

    I love how the moon is so moved by the fox as to make them something all new. They never planned for the northern lights, but they made it for the fox.

  • Rediamond Frostburn

    So we have Mozilla Firefox :))

  • Maddie Doyle
    Maddie Doyle Day ago

    This is so cute I love it

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  • Spooky Bearcat
    Spooky Bearcat Day ago

    That was so sweet, I nearly cried.
    Thanks for such an adorable and AMAZING video 😍

  • Fire Fox
    Fire Fox Day ago

    This is amazing, I absolutly love this. Foxes are my favourite animal, this whole animation was beautiful, brougbt me to tears 💙

  • I'm Luise
    I'm Luise Day ago

    So sweet!

  • GalaxyKitten 3333

    This is so beautiful! I love the story.

  • Kathleen Myers
    Kathleen Myers Day ago

    this was amazing imma watch it again!

  • Shauna Taylor
    Shauna Taylor Day ago +1

    I love foxes!!!