Film, TV Commercials, Adverts

Agrade Animals have been working with major directors for many years. We are among the best animal wranglers/trainers in New Zealand, with the skills and resources to handle both small and large projects. Recent work has been undertaken in the Wellington and Auckland regions.

When it comes to film work we’ve worked with just about all animals – dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, frogs, rabbits, hedgehogs, rats, mice, chickens. You name it and we can probably deliver a stellar onscreen performance. Just contact us to discuss your idea.

Animal welfare and careful animal selection are paramount to the Agrade Animals team. We know that time is money, and having the best animal on set is so important. Animals can’t take direction like actors but it shouldn’t be a painful or unsuccessful experience.

Karen has a strong professional work ethic and only uses wranglers/trainers whom she believes are capable of safely and successfully fulfilling the production company’s brief.

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Scroll down for more information bout some of the work we have completed for the film industry.

Recent projects

Quitline New Zealand – Quit For Your Pets – August 2019

Vodafone 5G ‘Huxley’ Advertisement – September 2019

Animals wrangled/trained

Some completed work prior to 2019 (but not all)

  • “Interrogation” TVC
  • The New Tomorrow TVC
  • Whiskas Cat Food TVC & Stills
  • Gas Cats TVC & Stills
  • Vodafone Skijaring TVC
  • State Insurance TVC
  • Lotto TVC
  • Pfizer TVC
  • Housing New Zealand Stills
  • Toyota Yarris Stills
  • Bridge to Terabithia FF – Walden Media/Walt Disney
  • Bird Flu TVC
  • Fonterra TVC
  • Mainland TVC
  • What’s your verdict TVC
  • 9x Purex (Rolly dog) TVCs and Promotion
  • The Dulux TVCs
  • TVC for Pak n Save – this required 50 dogs to perform at the same time and was achieved without any problems.
  • Also of note was the Air NZ TV Commercials which was a Babe re-enactment with a horse, cow, Rooster, Dog, pig, goose, two sheep and some ducklings all standing on the veranda of a house.

Prior to 2004

  • Perfect Creature FF Cats and Rat
  • Shortland St TVC Dog and Rat
  • Pet Detectives TVC Dogs, Cat, Rabbits, Bird
  • Purex (shopping trolley) TVC Rolly dogs & other dog (Previous to this had made the maze and the noughts & crosses TVC’s for purex)
  • Genesis Power TVC/Stills Horse, pig, goose & cow
  • Pink Batts TVC/Stills Dog
  • Dulux TVC Dog
  • AMI Insurance (wedding) TVC/Stills Dog
  • Plus many, many more TVC’s, music videos and still shoots (which include packaging for Tux, Champ & Optimum dog foods)
  • Kids World FF Hero Dog and small animals
  • No One Can Hear You FF Dog
  • Vector File FF Dog
  • Whale Rider FF Horses & Dog
  • The Bunker FF Dog
  • Savage Honeymoon FF Dog
  • Murder in Greenwich TVF Dogs
  • I Love Lucy TVF Dogs
  • Mercy Peak TVD Dogs
  • Jacksons Wharf TVD Dog (Hero)
  • Being Eve TVD Hero Dog & small animals
  • Lawless 2 TVD Dogs
  • Lawless 3 TVD Dogs