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Instinct in the French Alps


By: Instinct for Animals | April 2, 2013

Instinct in the French Alps

Instinct For Film Inc. just recently finished working on the film Belle et Sebastien in the French Alps. Instinct trainers have been working on this project since April 2012, the dog casting lasted several weeks all over France with over 200 dogs being looked at. In the photos Instinct owner Andrew Simpson helps the main star Garfield as he tests out a stunt harness which was used for a climatic scene in the film. Belle et Sebastien is a very famous French story similar to the US Lassie tales about a boy and his dog. It is scheduled for a December 2013 release.

About Instinct for Film
Instinct is a top supplier of trained animal talent for the film and television industry. With over 20 years experience, we understand time is money. We will always give you an honest assessment of your project based on your animal requirements and work with you to achieve your goals.

Whether you require a one day commercial shoot or a three year commitment, Instinct has a proven track record of delivering professional quality animal work, on time and on budget. Although based in North America, Instinct has the ability to travel worldwide to meet the demands of any production.

All of our animals are trained humanely using positive reinforcement. Our training techniques are rewarding and fun, which ensures their happiness and well-being. This approach guarantees that when the animals arrive on set, they are ready for the hustle and bustle of movie making.

We do not claim to own over a 100 animals, but pride ourselves on keeping an elite group of well trained animals. If the need arises, we network with other professional animal companies who specialize in different species and believe in the same principals we do.

Our goal is not just to secure your project, but to make it the best it can be. Because we understand animal behavior and the pressures of film making, we can assist in your production from storyboard consulting to scheduling. When you hire Instinct, you not only hire professional animal trainers, you hire people who love and understand movie making.

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