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  • Christophe Johansen

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for a trained white wolf for a stills/film shoot in Scandinavia/Baltic.Has to be a real wolf. Shoot is to take place in late Sept., location of shoot not final.


    Christophe Johansen – 360 Production

    Hi Christophe,

    I am afraid we do not have a trained white wolf. There are a lot of filming restrictions when filming with real wolves as they are classified under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.
    Insurance can be difficult and they really cannot work with artists. Locations/studios have to be fenced/sectioned off from cast and crew.

    We do have several wolfdogs that are excellent look-a-like wolves and some other white husky crosses. See pics attached.

    These dogs are not classified under the dangerous wild animals act (as are wolves) and are just like ordinary dogs. There are no travel / location / local authority restrictions/regulations with these wolfdogs. We can travel them anywhere and use them off lead on location (subject to suitable location). They are very well trained / socialised and can also work with artists. Travel to Europe they will need pet passports. Some of our wolfdogs already have their pet passports and rabies jabs.

    We have recently provided wolf dogs for Vogue Sept Edition with Photographer Mario Sorrenti, styled by Kate Moss and shot on Hampstead Heath London(wooded area) and in a studio.

    The wolf dogs are also being used as Wolves for stills and motion for Game of Thrones.

    We have also used them for an Australian TVC with Bear Grylls.

    We took them over to Ireland twice last year and earlier this year for the wolf sequences in Penny Dreadful (exec producers Sam Mendes and John Logan). So they are very experienced for live action and still photography.

    A lot depends on what action is required, location, etc etc

    I hope the above is helpful.

    Many thanks for contacting us.

    Kind Regards


    Recent Work:

    A-Z Animals The Bell House, Bell Lane,
    Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9ND U.K.

    T: 01372 377111 M: 07836 721288

    I was looking into getting wolves in for a shoot next year. It is possible but takes time working through agencies like MAP and EPA to obtain a temporary import licence so September would not be achievable. Mark Vette was involved in bringing wolves in for Narnia in 2004. These animals came from the US and were already trained.

    Best Regards,


    Rafael Motta

    Hi Christophe
    Thank you for your interest in our wolves. We are based in Canada but travel around the world filming with our wolves, including Russia and China.
    Please see our website for details or please contact me direct.

    Chad Gray

    Hi Christophe, Russian wolves will do?
    We could find a few in a special farm which provides
    – 1-2 wolves for film productions near Moscow
    – a tamed seasoned circus wolf.
    – a few civilized wolves born in a zoo farm of Belarus
    (see photos)

    Best regards,

    Eugene Zykov
    President & Founder
    Russian Film Commission — Film-Media
    Moscow Russia
    Cell: +7 (905) 545 34 14

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