WORKING WITH HORKAI
HORKAI HELPS YOU TO ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING ANIMAL PERFORMANCE IN FILMS
Horkai Animal Training Center is a premium supplier of animal actors for the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. Our goal has always been to make our clients achieve the desired results in any type of media production.
We believe that it is not enough to understand our animals but it is of equal importance to understand our clients. We are committed to providing the best services to the people we work with and we aim to make it an enjoyable, relaxed and rewarding experience – one that you will always have good memories about.
WE UNDERSTAND. WE KNOW. WE CARE.
- ANIMALS – with our experience and unique approach to training we have a deep understanding of animal behaviour
- CLIENTS – with hundreds of filmmakers we worked with we understand clients’ expectations and we are willing to go the extra mile
- INDUSTRY – spending more than 20 successful years in the film industry we understand that time is money and the pressures of filmmaking
- CASTING – the years spent in the entertainment industry made as clear that casting the right animal for the job is the quintessential part of the business, thus we always take the extra time to cast and select the best animals you can have for your project
- TRAINING – our unique approach to training is built on trust and mutual respect – instead of forcing the animal to solve a task, we invite them to cooperate with us in a way that respects the natural behaviour of the animal
- SHOOTING – we take outmost care that we arrive to the location on the shooting date with animals in the best physical and mental condition well-prepared for the actions required
- ANIMAL WELFARE – our primary concern is the wellbeing of our animals; we treat animals with outmost respect and we motivate them in a natural way to accomplish the required tasks
- SAFETY – it is our topmost priority in every project we take part in all around the world, this is why we always start with assessing the risks involved and establishing the actions to create the safest working environment. Our safety measures ensure that crew members and animals can work together in the most harmonious way.
HORKAI EQUALS A-CLASS FILMING EXPERIENCE
WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDE AN ALL-ROUND PREMIUM SERVICE WHEN YOU ARE WORKING WITH ANIMALS ON SET.
Our team does not only understand the ways of making a movie, but we are people who love what we are doing. We are there for you whether you need advice on scheduling, production planning, or in case you need to choreograph animal actions and stunts.
We can help you with storyboarding, CGI shots, VFX references of animal movements, we can make the necessary travel arrangements, and we make sure your production achieves its goals.
Our production services company can also assist you organising your whole production or we can be at your service with certain elements of your production such as location scouting, budgeting, tax advice and rebate arrangements. Contact us for more details.
WHATEVER MAY COME, WE DO THE JOB
OVER THE YEARS WE HAD SEVERAL ASSIGNMENTS THAT PUSHED OUR COMFORT ZONE BOTH IN TERMS OF ANIMAL ACTIONS AND LOCATIONS – AND, BELIEVE US, WE NEVER BACKED OFF.
FROM THE DRY AND HOT/COLD DESERTS OF TURKEY TO THE EXTREME SNOW AND COLDS OF ARCTIC REGIONS, FROM HOWLING AT THE TOP OF SKYSCRAPERS TO CROSSING HIGH TIDES. OUR REPUTATION HAS BEEN EARNED IN MEETING THESE CHALLENGES WITH DETERMINATION.