Dora Nightingale

Founder and Director of Fox Guardians

Watch the video below to see how you can help Dora’s cause

Dora is a filmmaker with a passion for wildlife. She worked for over two decades as a film director, creating documentaries for TV.

Her life changed forever when in the summer of 2016 two fox cubs strolled into her in garden in broad daylight. This was the day she got “foxed”. When the cubs returned daily for four months, she started to document their lives on film. She made a point of never touching or taming the fox cubs but filming unobtrusively.

Out of 700 hours of footage Dora created the documentary “Foxed” which recently won the Bronze Medal Audience Choice Award at the Animal Film Festival in California. When the cubs dispersed in the winter of 2016 Dora continued to monitor and film the extended fox family visiting her garden.

She set up a dedicated facebook group as well as a youtube channel, created a documentary against fox hunting, was involved in various local fox rescues and continues to create films about many different foxes in the Sussex area.

Dora feels that Freya and Faith chose her to be their guardian.  She decided to use her skills as a filmmaker to create much needed positive press for foxes and has now dedicated her life to this cause. Dora set up Fox Guardians to reach a wider audience with her educational and entertaining fox films. She hopes to inspire more people to become fox guardians.