We can supply almost any animal on the planet for your professional production purposes. Our team members specialise in a huge variety of species including dangerous wild animals, reptiles, birds, small mammals, farm livestock, domestic pets (such as cats and dogs) and exotics.
The animal talent displayed on our website represents merely a proportion of those on our books. If you can't find what you're looking for here, please Contact Us and we're confident we can nail your brief!
We work on Hollywood movies, photoshoots, television series, domestic advertisements and commercials, in front of filmed live studio audiences, at events and in live theatre.
We love to be involved from the very beginning of your animal talent planning and believe that our process of selection, advice and reward based training sets the animals up for success in any situation. The animals we work with enjoy the process of training with their handler, the bonding time they receive and the achievement of a great performance. Our animals have fun when they work!
For us, it’s essential that the wellbeing of our talent is always prioritised, whatever the situation.
Check out the results on our showcase page and also in the press.
We guarantee you will get the animal shots you need.
If you don't get your shot, you don't pay the bill.
We supply fully licensed and insured professional animal location handlers, for all animal species around the world, all of whom are recognised qualified experts in their fields. We hold Animal Activity Licences under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - in respect of the keeping or training of animals to be exhibited for entertainment purposes by the recording of images for display - and The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
We can provide up to £10 million worth of public liability insurance cover, allowing us to work with venomous animals and those covered by The Dangerous Wild Animals Act.
We operate in complete compliance with all RSPCA policies on animal welfare.
Our staff undergo enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, ensuring optimum screenings for your safer working environment.
We offer remote rehearsal reviews, where you can observe the animal practising and performing the action required for the shoot before we go into the studio.
We routinely offer this filmed and/or live pre-filming reviewing service, ensuring the entire crew can relax and focus on their respective remits on the day without worrying about whether the animal talent is capable of delivering.
Our our team includes fully qualified animal wranglers and handlers, animal behaviourists, animal trainers, animal transporters, vets, bookers, educators, scientists and lawyers. Each one of us has many years' of experience working in our respective fields.
By using us, your crew will always be secure and no animal welfare regulations are ever breached.
We deploy the latest technology in telemetry tracking together with radio communications, gps locators and handling equipment.
Safeguarding the welfare of our animals is at the heart of everything we do: our skilled handlers live and work with their respective animal charges, ensuring their bond is always founded upon kindness, understanding and compassion.
Our knowledge in animal handling is unparalleled. Coupled with our experience in the entertainment and media industries, we are highly competent at delivering skilled animal performances working within the unique filming environment.
To assist with your production projects we can:
* provide pre-production consultations including an assessment for animal training requirements for your scripted roles and specific actions and bespoke animal training for the more complex briefs. If required, we also undertake risk assessments to ensure the animals, actors and crew remain safe on set; and
* supply welfare consultants and vets to attend filming, as well as assisting with the day/s logistics management (including travel arrangements, boarding of multiple animals in situ and overseeing any animals working outdoors and/or on location).
We are based across two offices: the head office is in Hatton Garden, London EC1N and the second office in the North West. As a casting agency we supply animal talent to production teams, studios and location-based filming all over the world. No matter your shoot location, the animal casting process can be managed by emails, video and face to face meetings; whichever works best for your production.
To learn more about our founding director take a look at this blog: https://theanimaltalent.agency/an-animal-agents-story/ and check out our reviews here: https://g.page/r/CSJtjLfAZ30pEB0/review