Animals for Film and TV

Animals for TV and Film

ABOUT US....

We are based on a beautiful Farm Location in Co. Durham on the border of Yorkshire and Cumbria and cover the whole of the North of England/Southern Scotland for film/TV work or we are happy to travel anywhere in the UK for Commercials.

 We can offer a stunning Farm location with breathtaking views or alternatively we hold all the necessary paperwork to travel to your set.

 

Department for Transport's  Think!! "Helpful Hazards" Road Safety Campaign  filmed exclusively at Laverock Hall and starring our Animals, Will the Sheepdog, Charlie, Scruff, Randolph, Winifred and Tatty the Sheep, Essie the Cow.

 

  Our Animals first became involved in filming after we were asked if the family dog could appear with our son in a TV commercial! We soon realised we really enjoyed this kind of thing, but there was a lot more involved than just providing "a dog".  We now hold a Performing Animals Licence, a Performing Animals Farm Animals Movement Licence, Cert of Competence in Animal Transportation and all the necessary insurance. Our Vehicles are kitted out to move the animals safely and securely and we now have a lot more knowledge than when we first started (altho we also learnt you never stop learning on this job!). Owning our own farm means are animals are handled daily and we have experience in how to handle each animal correctly. We have had production crews from London and Manchester filming here, and our animals have shot on location in Manchester and various locations in the North.  Our Credits include BBC comedy series "Grown Ups", ITV Beowulf, BBC 1 Man & His Dog, ITV Victoria, BBC Countryfile, CBBC "Who Let the Dogs Out", feature Film "United", ITV "The Munch Box" as well as TV commercials, short films and promotional material and packaging. Outside of running our farm, teaching dog agility and providing Animals for TV we are involved with Sheepdog Trials and Dog Agility competitions for fun.