Ana Luisa Santos




English Title
A Wild Fox Life: My side of the story

Years of Production: 2016-2019

Format: HD   |  Aspect ratio 16:9

Length: 1×90′


Produced and Directed: Ana Luisa Santos
Cinematography and Editing: Michael J. Sanderson and Ana Luisa Santos
Music: Hanjo Gaebler, Anne Vanschothorst – Harp and Soul Music and Friends of the Family
Special Thanks: Staatsbosbeheer and Provincie Flevoland



A Wild Fox Life, chronicles the lives of three foxes, Hunter, Scar and Red who live on a large open savannah landscape in the Netherlands. Through the eyes and voice of Hunter, we follow how she grows up from being a 6 week old fox cub to raising cubs of her own.
Filmmakers Ana Luisa Santos and Michael Sanderson followed and filmed these red foxes in the Dutch nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen. In this rare wildlife film, where every animal you see is 100% wild and free from manipulation, we delve into secret lives of truly wild foxes. Here they live and behave in a world without humans where they are the top predators and scavenge carcasses of large herbivores. Hunter hunts geese with high speed chases and Red shows his paternal tenderness towards his newborn cubs. We get to know the three siblings who take different paths in becoming adults. Come and take a journey inside the skin of Hunter, who will show you her side of the story in her wild fox life.

Broadcast Dates

Broadcast date: 26th December 2019 | 9th January 2020

French Title: Une Vie De Renarde

Synopsis: Dans un lieu unique, à quelques kilomètres d’Amsterdam, se trouve une réserve naturelle qui abrite des milliers d’oiseaux migrateurs, des chevaux sauvages, des cerfs élaphes et des aurochs de Heck. Un jour de printemps, sous les rayons du soleil, un renardeau sort de sa tanière pour la première fois, c’est une femelle. Elle s’appelle Diane et témoigne de la vie quotidienne de la nature dans cette vaste plaine, entourée de sa mère et de ses deux frères Red et Scar. En grandissant, elle affine ses talents de chasseuse et se bat pour son territoire


Broadcast date: 1st July 2019

Japanese Title: ワイルドライフ「オランダ 干拓の大地 キツネ疾走! ハイイロガンを狩る」


Making Of on German Television Programme WDR Wunderschön

Broadcast date: June 2019

The WDR Wunderschön crew visited us during the making of “A Wild Fox Life”. We were interviewed by Andrea Grießmann about how we filmed the foxes. Click here to see the film. We feature in the last 8 minutes.

WDR Wunderschön


This is a real story with true events where all the characters are pure and wild in their behaviour.

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