While it’s unarguable that as a species we humans have achieved some truly remarkable things far beyond the imaginings of our hunter-gatherer forebearers, we’d be wise to remember that all it takes is the right (or wrong) situation for our animal instincts to rise to the surface. This week’s collection of WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts each in their own way demonstrate what can happen when we shake off the restrictions of civilisation and give full rein to our Feral natures.

The Cub by Riley Stearns

Wolves make the best parents. [Read the interview]

Feral by Daniel Sousa

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest. [Read the interview]

Foxes by Lorcan Finnegan

A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity. [Read the interview]

The Waldgeist & Me by Joe Bichard

A dark tale of love & dismemberment. [Read the interview]

Are You Wild Like Me? by Billy Nawrocki

A newborn girl disappears during a family camping trip in the woods of New England seemingly ripped out of her playpen while her parents are cleaning up their campsite. Her mother never gives up hope, plastering missing posters around town for 9 years, hoping for any new leads. But something else is happening – people from the town are going missing as well, and they all seem to be hikers that frequent the same forest that the girl went missing from. Maybe the missing girl is alive and well after all… [Read the interview]

If you’re hungry for more you can watch all our WeAreDN // Lockdown collections here. We’ll be back next week with a new themed selection for your viewing pleasure. If you have a film you’d like us to consider for future WeAreDN // Lockdown programmes submit it here.

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