FOXHOLE

Writer/director: Daniel Bayle
Producer: Xenia Glen
Length: 90 minutes
Genre: neo-noir/road trip
Status: In development

"Forced into being a drug mule, Kal embarks on a surreal odyssey with his little brother Fin who is desperate to fulfil his sibling’s expectations."

Born into a world of prejudice offering little opportunity, it falls on teenage Kal to toughen up his little brother Fin. With Fin in tow, Kal and his friends steal and sell scrap metal and take part in the local urban fox-hunting trade. However this ends abruptly when Kal is secretly blackmailed into trafficking drugs hidden in the comparatively idilic countryside… Curious about Kal’s suspicious trip, Fin stows-away... Together the brothers embark on a surreal odyssey involving gypsies, carnivals and Marilyn Monroe lookalikes… After tasting freedom little Fin risks everything back home, taking drastic measures to free Kal from his life of crime, and finally “toughening up”.

After securing initial development funding from Arts Council England, we ran workshops with youths across the UK to develop a story around real life experiences. This research forms the  inspiration for FOXHOLE which is currently at the third draft stage. Our plan is to film between London and North Yorkshire to capitalise on the dichotomy between the city and the rural beauty surrounding it; we aim to make FOXHOLE for £500,000.