As a garden designer, Anne Massey has filmed various wildlife interacting with a range of seasonal plants in her garden over the last three years - amassing a sizeable archive.
Having been told late-on about the competition Anne used some macro shots of a dragonfly laying eggs in a pond as a catalyst to put together an entry, raiding her collection of wildlife shots to piece together a film that shows our relationship with the nature in our garden.
In judging the competition, Michaela Strachan was full of praise for Them And Us:
This is a great one-minute package wrapped up by a truly wonderful poem.
On completing her film, Anne decided that it wasn't different enough to stand out from other entries: "I needed another way to make it stand out, so found myself writing a poem!"
Although she claims to not be a poet, the addition of a really well-crafted poem helped to complete the film.
Fellow bird-lover and Eden Shorts judge Nigel Marven was very excited by the mix of imagery and commentary:
The technical aspects are superb; with miniature cameras on the bird-feeders, time-lapses it has a wide range of techniques. However, it was the mix of words and pictures that was truly fabulous. Anne space the lines of the poetry really well so you could enjoy the pictures in between.