"FOXED! is as dark as anything Neil Gaiman ever dreamed up."
-Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"... I used to think that 3-D had absolutely no place in the world of independent film, my mind has certainly been changed, thanks to Stewart’s insight and his amazing work on FOXED!"
-Bernard Boo, Way Too Indie
"Although FOXED! is short, it manages to bring out an array of emotions in its viewers."
-Beatriz Jereza, Pretty Clever Films
When young Emily is kidnapped by foxes and forced to work in the mysterious underground Blue Goo Mines, she must use everything she's got to get back home and uncover the foxes' secret plan!
Emily has been Foxed! in this 3D stop-motion tale of fighting for what you believe in.
Foxed! opens with young Emily locked deep in the mines beneath her house, pick axe in hand, forced to work by patrolling foxes. Never one for complacency, Emily decides she has to get out. But her daring attempt at escape is met by a stunning encounter on the surface that leaves her lost and confused.
Filmed in stunning 3D, director James Stewart crafts a cautionary tale about how children are often mis-portrayed in the eyes of their parents. In just over three minutes, Foxed! evokes powerful emotion. Teeming with shadow and light, Foxed! delights, creates questions and leaves the audience anxious for more.
JAMES STEWART is an award-winning director, storyteller, artist, digital innovator and multi-platform visual designer whose work ranges from mobile to giant screen, and from viral to stereoscopic 3D museum installations. Through his production company, Geneva Film Co. Based in Toronto, Canada, James has created work using 3D, 4D, gesture control, stop-motion animation and immersive environments.
James’ projects include 3D work for Samsung, Toyota, Lexus, Sprint and JCPenney; Ontario 4D, produced for the Ontario Pavilion at the Vancouver Olympics and two live 3D concert films of Montreux Jazz Festival. His 3D work on Werner Herzog’s Cave Of Forgotten Dreams won the Lumiere Award from the International 3D Society was called “the reinvention of the cinema medium”. In 2012, he produced the world’s first gesture-controlled 3D cinema experience for the US launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3. His new art film, Béatrice Coron’s Daily Battles – based on Coron’s papercut artwork - premiered at TED2013 and is currently playing at film festivals and museums worldwide. James’ 3D stop-motion short filmFoxed! was theatrically released June 28, 2013.
As a director and artist, James has been featured in Shots magazine, the Director's Issue of SHOOTmagazine, is a six-time speaker at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, and presented the TEDTalk Storytelling in the Next Dimension at TED2011.
ATHENA KARKANIS - EMILY
Canadian actress Athena Karkanis began her professional career in acting in 2003 with an episode on The Chappelle's Show (2003).
Since that time, Athena has had an extensive career in film, television and voice acting. Her credits include television series The Lottery (2014), Low Winter Sun (2013) and The Listener (2013), the Canadian teen drama The Best Years (2007), The Border (2008), and Wild Kratts (2011). Athena is also known for her role in the Saw movie saga, particularly Saw IV (2007) and Saw VI (2009).
During the course of 2011-2012, Athena worked on the supernatural series Lost Girl (2010) and contributed voice-work for video games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) and Diablo III (2012).
FIONA HIGHET - MOM
Fiona Highet is an actress, know for Picture Day (2012), Fugitive Pieces (2007), and Saint Ralph (2004). She has over 40 film and television credits to her name and has appeared on stage in over 30 productions, working with some of the most respected playwrights and directors in Canada.
Fiona was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and attended the University of King’s College (B.A. Hon. 1990). She studied theatre at Ryerson Theatre School (Dip. Acting 1993) in Toronto where she now makes her home with her husband and two children.
Selected theatre credits: the World premieres of Daniel Brooks’ Insomnia and the Eco Show, in their Toronto productions and as part of the Festival TransAmerique in Montreal, and Daniel MacIvor’s You Are Here and How It Works; Canadian premiere of George F. Walker’s End of Civilization and Problem Child from the acclaimed Suburban Motel series; Canadian premieres of Missing by Florence Gibson, House of Many Tongues, Bea’s Niece and The Gist directed by Richard Rose, and John Mighton’s The Little Years for which she was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance.
Selected film and television credits: Whirligig, Oliver Sherman, Fugitive Pieces, Saint Ralph, Public Domain, The Bridge, Copper, Slings and Arrows, This is Wonderland.
KENNEDY ZIELKE - CO-PRODUCER / EDITOR
Kennedy Zielke is a Visual Artist based in Toronto, Canada.
Her recent commissioned film work includes developing the title and motion graphics for the web-series Someone Not There, co-producing and editing the award-winning, stereoscopic digital 3D stop-motion animated film Foxed!, the stereoscopic digital 3D short film Béatrice Coron’s Daily Battles, based on the artwork of NYC based French artist Béatrice Coron, which has screened in over fifteen festivals to date, and Werner Herzog's critically acclaimed and award-winning Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Recent commissioned commercial work includes editing spots for The Tema Conter Memorial Trust and Kubota, currently airing on national television, and clients such as Kia, Lexus, Sprint, Genentech, TD Bank, JC Penney, and General Mills.
SEAN HARVEY - CO-PRODUCER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Sean’s passion for filmmaking began at a very young age. By the age of 5 he was a regular on commercial sets. This was the spark that started him in the business. Wanting to pursue his filmmaking he applied and was accepted into Concordia’s Film production program.
Since graduating, Sean has been applying his skills to commercials, television and dramatic works. Including shooting with Marion Cotillard, Chloë Grace Moretz and working with Sarah Polley on her documentary, Stories We Tell.
Sean has an eye for lighting, detail, and beauty. He is experienced in large-scale productions, TV, short films, 3D, high speed cameras 1000+fps, stop motion films and has operated camera for HGTV, Food Network & Slice.
CHRIS POUNDS - CO-PRODUCER / LEAD ANIMATOR
C. A. Pounds is a sculptor and filmmaker specializing in stop-motion animation and digital visual effects.
Chris was recently nominated for an Emmy, for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects (2014) for his work on the television series The 100.