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Laggan Bridge
Newtonmore
Inverness-Shire
PH20 1AJ
UK

About Us

Welcome to Instinct
We would like to challenge the myth that working with animals in the entertainment industry is difficult or problematic. This belief comes from trying to work with animals without the needed knowledge and understanding. We find that if you combine the natural instinct and unique personality of each animal, then take the time to train the behaviors needed, things tend to be different. But that’s just us ...

Company owner, Andrew Simpson, has been working with animals in the film industry for over 20 years. Although he now specializes in wolves, he has trained many species from insects and birds to bears. He has worked from the extreme heat of the Australian Outback to the freezing temperatures of the Siberian mountains.

One of the most relevant comments made by a producer about Andrew and his crew was: They are absolutely fabulous to work with, professional, skillful, no egos, no attitude and no shouting. They get the job done right and have fun doing it; simply a delight to work with.
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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.

Our goal is not just to secure your project, but to make it the best it can be.

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Credits

Production Type Role
Belle et Sebastien (France) Film Animal Coordinator
Borat (USA) Film Animal Coordinator
Eight Below (Canada) Film Animal Coordinator
Final Destination 2 & 3 Film Animal Coordinator
I-Robot (Canada) Film Animal Coordinator
Loup (Siberia) Film Animal Coordinator