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Instinct back in China!

Instinct is once again back in China, this time with Tibetan Mastiffs. Keep a lookout for photos and video updates as we share this project experience with you!

Belle et Sebastien 3

Instinct is back in the Alps for the final chapter of the Belle et Sebastien trilogy!

Outsiders Season 2

Instinct back on the set of Outsiders, this time with real wolves to keep the mountain safe!

Tin Star

A great crew to spend some time with. Shooting wolf scenes for the premier episode of this new UK TV series.

The series, titled Tin Star, is described as an "epic tale of deception, betrayal, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of remote and beautiful Canadian mountain town." Starring Tim Roth.

Operation Mekong

Operation Mekong hits the big screen at last. Check out some of our work on the Featured Page for this project.

Super Troopers 2

Coordinating the bear sequences on this crazy funny shoot. Never a dull moment when these guys are around!

Workin' Moms

Coordinating the bear sequences in Toronto on this new comedy series.

The daughter of Hollywood director Ivan Reitman (Catherine Reitman) is writing, directing and starring in Workin' Moms, a 13-parter based on her own life as a working mother. The half-hour follows four women in a mommies' group wanting to have it all as they juggle relationships, insatiable babies, horrific co-workers and postpartum depression.

Heartland - Season 10

Instinct is back with wolves on the set of Heartland Season 10!

Wolves Unleashed China

The trailer for the new documentary in the Wolves Unleashed series goes online.


We really enjoyed our time with our wolf puppets on the set of Outsiders in Pittsburgh. A big thanks to the cast and crew for all they did to make our time there fun.

Secret Life of Dogs

Instincts new wolf pups grab the spotlight on the UK documentary about the evolution of dogs

The Solutrean

Coordinating the wolf sequences on the 2nd Unit shoot at the Instinct ranch.

Set 20,000 years ago in the Ice Age, a hunting expedition goes awry and a young survivor braves the inhospitable and dangerous conditions to find his way back.

Bring Belle home!

Belle et Sebastien 2 is finally out on DVD and Blu Ray. Bring Belle home to the comfort of the couch tonight!


Enjoying the rain in Vancouver as wolf puppeteer on Season 2 of the Zoo.

Jack London

More snow and more wolves on the set of the French film about the life of Jack London.

Way Up North!

Another fun wolf shoot up in Northern Canada for the project 'Winter'.

A huge 'thank you' to the wolf and film crew for making it a great experience. And thank you Mother Nature for the amazing Northern Light display which appeared right on wrap! Very special indeed.

Game of Thrones - Season 6

Once again, Quigley the wolf lights up the screen in the anticipated new Season.

Wynonna Earp

Chasing demons in the cold on the set of Wynonna Earp.

"After years on the run and in juvenile detention, Wynonna Earp is finally coming home. The only problem is no one back home wants her to return. But when she becomes the town's only hope of eradicating mysterious demons, Wynonna must choose which side of the law she wants to fight on in order to clear the name of her legendary great grandfather, Wyatt Earp once and for all.”

Operation Mekong

Operation Mekong tells the story of a merchant vessel operating in the Mekong River Delta. An attack by bandits in 2011, left 13 people dead in a full fledged blood bath.

When investigators uncovered a huge stash of drugs onboard the ship, the Chinese authorities mounted an investigation to determine exactly what went down.

The Revenant

Instinct was thrilled to be involved in this crazy shoot and we can’t wait to see how the wolf sequences turned out!

Deep in the unchartered American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter and warring tribes in a relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Inspired by a true story, THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker and Academy Award winner, Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Gravity).

Lewis & Clark

We coordinated the bear sequence in the Alberta Badlands of Drumheller – watch out for Dinosaurs!

The six-hour miniseries is based on the book "Undaunted Courage" and hails from exec producers including Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Ed Norton.

The premium cable network has tapped Casey Affleck to star in the six-hour mini series.

Affleck will star as Meriwether Lewis in the story of America's first contact with the land and the native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River. The drama tells the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, as they traverse uncharted territory on a mission to deliver President Jefferson's message of sovereignty and search for the fabled all-water route to the Pacific.


Another bear sequence to coordinate on the ever popular Canadian TV show which has just began its 9th Season...WOW!


Vikings in Canada? Oh yes! We coordinated the bear sequence in Sault Ste Marie for the popular TV series Vikings, Season 4.

Once Upon A Time

Instinct is back in Vancouver on the new season of Once Upon A Time, and this time it’s 2-Toes doing his thing and causing a car to crash! Sound familiar?

Wolf Totem

The wait is finally over! Wolf Totem hits the cinema screens in North America on September 11th, 2015.

Wolf Totem depicts the dying culture of the Mongols-the ancestors of the Mongol hordes who at one time terrorized the world-and the parallel extinction of the animal they believe to be sacred: the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolf.

Hollywood Reporter

Kind words from the Hollywood Reporter about our work with wolves.

"Chen's fascination with the steppes wolves starts early on, after flouting Bilig's advice and being cornered by a pack while traveling alone. This short early standoff already offers a solid showcase of not only James Horner's strings and, later, brass-dominated score, which expertly ratches up the tension, but also Annaud and cinematographer Jean-Marie Dreujou's suggestive use of low camera angles and closeups that generate suspense and virtually anthropomorphize the menacing lupine creature..."

Wolves Unleashed

The ever-popular wolf documentary just keeps on going.

It’s recently been sold to New Zealand, is currently showing on Chinese TV and is also available on HOOPLA as of this week! And of course you can get it on iTunes!

Instinct Filming Location Shoot

A very cold day but our client was delighted with their wolf filming at the Instinct ranch.

Instinct offers a private and secluded filming location with an abundance of wolves within reach to make a filming day everything you could wish for!

Game of Thrones - Season 5

Quigley stakes his claim as Ghost on Season 5 of Game of Thrones.

It was an honor for us to work on the biggest TV series in the world. We love this show.

Game of Thrones casts Calgary wolf with Jon Snow
Listen to CBC Radio Interview

Belle et Sebastian

A franchise is born and Instinct is proud to be a part of the success story of Belle et Sebastien. Once again, we are back in the Alps for the second installment with trainers and dogs and bears, oh my!

Written by Juliette Sales and Fabien Suarez (and still in the same vein as the original series by Cécile Aubry), the story begins in September 1945. In the village, people have been celebrating the end of the war. Sébastien has grown up – he is now ten years old. He and Belle can’t wait for Angelina to come back, but Angelina never returns. She has disappeared in a plane crash in the middle of the trans-alpine forest and the whole village has given up hope. The whole village apart from César, that is: Sébastien’s grandfather knows a man who may be able to help them find Angelina again. But before they save the young woman, the young boy and his dog will have to brave countless dangers, undergo challenging ordeals and face up to a secret – a secret that is set to change Belle and Sébastien’s lives forever...

Wolves Unleashed Book in China

China has just published the Wolves Unleashed book to the enjoyment of all the wolf fans we met while filming Wolf Totem. Thank you so much for the continued support!