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Kirsko Film Animals

 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Kirstin Feddersen
ASydney
New South Wales 2000
P 02 4577 4640
M0418 414 767
F 02 4577 4640
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   Kirsko Film Animals supply, train, and wrangle all animals for all types of productions. We have been training film animals since 1988. Our experience saves you $ in crew time.

Welcome to Kirsko Film Animals

Kirsko Film Animals are all trained in a positive way. They are rewarded for showing the behaviours that are wanted. Rewards can be food, play or affection. Every animal is fed on the best possible diet for that individual and housed in the most suitable enclosure. We believe that if the animal enjoys its work, the finished product will be a better one. Kirsko Film Animals glow with health and happiness.

At Kirsko Film Animals we train all types of animals to do any behaviour that is physically possible for that animal. We love a challenge! With our list of contacts overseas, if the animal is not found in Australia, in most cases, we can bring it in for the job. We have done a lot of big cat work with Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife in California. Among many other exotics, he has extremely well trained leopards, lions, tigers and cougars. We are planning to import a black leopard and a spotted leopard to live on our premises in Australia on a permanent basis as soon as possible. They will be bought as cubs and trained from an early age.

We have also done a lot of liberty work with horses and have our own team of film-trained horses that rear, fall, smile, mark, etc. Most of our team were born on the premises, their breeding being selected especially for the film industry. When they are not working, they are out playing in their paddock or running at liberty on the trails of nearby forests where they kick up their heels and enjoy life!

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About Us

Kirstin Feddersen BSc is the director of Kirsko Film Animals Pty Ltd, Kirstin spent five years at Sydney University studying Animal Behaviour and then five years in the Veterinary Industry learning how to care properly for animals. In 2000 she won a Churchill Fellowship which allowed her to spend 10 wks in America working with some of the most talented Film Animal Trainers in the world. Since then, she returns to California every year to further her knowledge of the training of film animals.

Kirstin is also a stunt actor. This gives her a thorough knowledge of the stunt industry and an essential edge when Kirsko Film Animals work with stunt actors.




Experience

Feature films such as Jindabyne (dog and guinea pigs), Stealth (goats, pigs, ducks, chooks), Fat Pizza (dog), D anny Deckchair (pigeons), The Rage in Placid Lake (dog), The Three Stooges (dogs), Invincibles (pigeons), The Quiet American (dog, monkey, pigs, snakes), Minder (stunt work), Mullet (dogs, chooks), The Goddess of 67, (dingos, shingle back lizard), Soft Fruit (pigeons), Babe II, Oscar & Lucinda, The Island of Dr Moreau, Frauds.

Television series such as Chasing Nature (golden orb spiders), Home and Away (rats, horses, guard dogs, feral dog), Logie and AFI winning Out There I & II (many different animals perfor ming many behaviours), Australia’s Worst Driver (cattle, horse), Jeopardy, Rove Live, Totally Wild, The Big Cheez, Andrew Denton Show.

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Testimonials

From Michael Bourchier, Executive Producer of Blink Films to whom Kirsko supplied a wide variety of animals over a period of 25 weeks for ‘Out There 1’ and ‘Out There 2’ (which won an AFI award and a Logie consecutively):

‘Whether it was native, domestic or foreign animals, Kirsko seemed to have endless access to well behaved animals. Whether it was carrying a goanna or a 3 metre scrub python, the animals arrived prepared for our young cast and were handled with safety and compassion.’

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From Director Pete Cherry to whom we supplied animals for the television commercials ‘Nifty’ (Schnauzer), ‘Omnitel’ (Police Horses), ‘Coca Cola’ (6 Camels), ‘Holden Astra’ (rearing horse) and ‘McDonalds’ (Andalusian Stallion):

‘With shooting time so tight these days it’s important that animals are well trained in advance, and get it right as quickly as possible. That happens with Kirstin, and of course her animals.’

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From Ron Windon ACS, Ron Windon Productions, Sydney – Australia

‘Kirsko Animals have always done a superb job. I can therefore highly recommend Kirstin and her team to anyone seeking the best in animal casting and handling.’

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From Bruce Allan – Director excerpt from Director’s treatment for the Jalna Joghurt Television Commercial:

‘Our Animal Trainer (Kirstin) will train the cows for each scene for 2 weeks prior to the shoot. We have every confidence in her ability as she has trained cows in the past. She believes cows respond better than horses and she would have to be the No.1 horse trainer in the Australian film industry.’


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