With Union Pictures, everything to do with the animal is catered for.
We run multiple licensed Trainer – teams, we can cast, budget and handle all logistics for any production we are part of. We have our own holding and training area just outside Cape Town, we do our own transporting. We can supply camera safety cages, fencing, all animal related props, and always have vets on sets with us when necessary.
We have a great working relationship with the Conservation Authorities as well as the Animal Welfare Associations. We are registered members of the Animal Keepers Association of Africa as well as being registered with PAAZAB and will arrange all permits required for working with the animals.
We also have a good relationship with other trainers nationally and internationally, so if we do not have the correct animal for the job we will source it for you. As our CV will attest, we have supplied, handled and trained an incredibly diverse menagerie in our 26 years in the industry.
Looking for an animal?
We have a number of trained dogs and cats on our books that we use for shooting both ads and movies. The above gallery shows some of our more regular stars, however if you are looking for a different type of animal, please do contact us and we will find what you are looking for.
Most of the dogs can sit, lie down, roll over and shake hands on command. Some of the animals are better trained than others, so please indicate what you would like the animal to do in the shoot in your request and we can make sure that the animal we provide has fitting capabilities.
- Wild at Heart
- Calorie Mate
- Agile Mountain
- One World