The subject matter of a Reuter’s short film, we are a London based animal casting agency founded by the team behind Lilliput the Maltese – the only acting dog in the world to be accredited by BAFTA and who played the celebrated role of Bark Ruffalo at their 2024 Awards ceremony alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen.
Led by Paula Stewart, the sole female in the UK with a Dangerous Wild Animal Licence, our agents cast animals for film, television and print. We hire animals of all species. Utilising the latest technology in telemetry tracking, radio communications, gps locators and handling equipment, the agency is at the forefront of the industry.
We believe the set should be a positive and fun place for an animal. It’s inevitable that this will ultimately show in their performance on camera. So, for us as as animal model and actor agency, it’s essential that the wellbeing of our talent comes first. We achieve this by ensuring brand partners and pet parents are accurately informed on how to set up their animals for success; to understand the process of selecting, training, working with and thinking like them. Seeing things from our talents’ perspective is worth this small effort and can also result in the saving of time (and money) for the entire production.
Paula began her career working as a celebrity and music agent. It was in this capacity, while assisting production companies, advertising firms, media houses and all major television and radio channels, that she established long standing industry relationships and an unrivalled contacts book.
Having migrated into the animal actor casting sphere several years’ ago, Paula has acquired substantial specialist knowledge and experience in the handling and casting of pets. Previous professional clients include Disney, Loewe, BAFTA, Paramount+, 20th Century Fox, Vogue, Tesco, Louis Vuitton, RSPCA, Aldi, Gucci, River Island, MSGM, Good Housekeeping, Reuters, Pets at Home, Hermes, Ford Motors, Warner Bros, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, NowTV and many more.
Vet on set
Although not yet always a legal requirement, we can provide an on-set vet for your shoot. This helps ensure that the animals remain healthy and comfortable at all times. We strongly encourage anyone working with animals to secure a vet in attendance, just as a first-aider is always in situ for the humans.
Lights Camera Action!
We are proud of our reputation within the industry as a leading animal modelling and acting agent and we commit to working kindly, promptly and professionally at all times.
If you have any questions or queries about filming with animal models and actors, please do Contact Us. Whether you’re searching for animal models or actors for film, TV, adverts or photoshoots, we’d be delighted to assist you in selecting, training and filming the right animal talent for your particular brief.