Animals
for film

Instinct experience

When you hire Instinct, you not only hire professional animal trainers, you hire people who love & understand movie making.

Meet Instinct

Credits

The Revenant
Vikings
Game of Thrones
Belle et Sébastien

Spotlight Videos

Behind the scenes
with our four
legged friends
on Operation Mekong.

Behind the scenes with the animals on the latest chapter of 'Belle et Sébastien'.

Exclusive Training Footage of an 8 wolf pack attack sequence for wolf totem.

Quigley the wolf
gets into character
as 'Ghost'
on Game of Thrones.

Animal Training

We pride ourselves on keeping an
elite group of well-trained animals.

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Production Consulting

An honest approach to a
complicated process.

Production consulting

Visual Effects

We realize computers can do
some things we can’t do with an
animal. and that’s ok with us, our
primary goal is animal safety.

Instinct VFX

Testimonials

Andrew, you are part of our family now and I thank you. Your wolves outperform all others as they love you so. Your connection is what makes it work. The care and kindness you show to your wolves means the world to Annick and I. We all connected from that very first phone call.

I knew I wanted to use real wolves, and I knew I wanted 99% of what I shot to be with real wolves, not CGI wolves… What I did was pick the best wolf trainer in the world and convince him to live in China for several years.

Andrew’s relationship with each wolf garnered respect, as he always acted with both calm and confidence, effectively executing his work with extreme finesse. I can tell you that on certain levels we were witnesses to some great moments of real grace…

When working with Andrew you rarely hear the words ‘not possible’, but when that happens he will find a solution which is far better for the story anyway. He is not just a trainer, he knows the script better than anyone.

Thank you for the outstanding results you were able to achieve with the bears during the Vikings winter shoot. It was seamless and because of that we were able to achieve far greater results than anticipated. So for that, thank you again very much.

Andrew has an instinct that goes way beyond the normality, he has the ability to look through people’s sight and read their mind.

Testimonials

Game of Thrones
Bernie Caulfield- Executive Producer

Andrew, you are part of our family now and I thank you. Your wolves outperform all others as they love you so. Your connection is what makes it work. The care and kindness you show to your wolves means the world to Annick and I. We all connected from that very first phone call.

Testimonials

Wolf Totem
Jean-Jacques Annuad - Director

I knew I wanted to use real wolves, and I knew I wanted 99% of what I shot to be with real wolves, not CGI wolves… What I did was pick the best wolf trainer in the world and convince him to live in China for several years.

Testimonials

Loup
Thierry Machado - Director, Photography

Andrew’s relationship with each wolf garnered respect, as he always acted with both calm and confidence, effectively executing his work with extreme finesse. I can tell you that on certain levels we were witnesses to some great moments of real grace…

Testimonials

Nicostratos the Pelican
Oliver Horlait - Director

When working with Andrew you rarely hear the words ‘not possible’, but when that happens he will find a solution which is far better for the story anyway. He is not just a trainer, he knows the script better than anyone.

Testimonials

Vikings
Steve Wakefield – Vice President at MGM Studios

Thank you for the outstanding results you were able to achieve with the bears during the Vikings winter shoot. It was seamless and because of that we were able to achieve far greater results than anticipated. So for that, thank you again very much.

Testimonials

Belle et Sébastien the adventure continues
Christian Duguay- Director

Andrew has an instinct that goes way beyond the normality, he has the ability to look through people’s sight and read their mind.

Instinct in China

Some of our credits in China.

Operation Mekong
Wolf Totem
Operation Mekong
Wolf Totem

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