No Hard Feelings (2023)
In the scenes where we see the lead actor in his bedroom with a turtle in a terrarium in the background, for each set up, the turtle remained in carrier until just before action. When crew was ready to film, the wrangler removed turtle from carrier, carried her to terrarium, put her inside. On cut, the wrangler removed her from terrarium and put her back in carrier.
In the scene where the actress talks to actor in “animal shelter,” and the kid holds a dog as they talk, prior to filming, props replaced personal collars and leashes on dogs with props collars and leashes. Prior to shooting scene, the trainer took dogs from van to set. Trainer talked about animal action with young actor on how dog exited kennel when door opened, how to hold leash. Actor was comfortable with all the action, including taking another dog out of kennel, who ends up barking. On cue, the trainer cued dog to bark while actor held dog.
In the montage scenes where the actors run with dogs on beach and wash them with hoses, after they hosed dogs, trainers had dryers to warm them up. They filmed actors running with dogs by filming them on ATV’s that were driving next to them. We made it clear that any vehicles must be 25-30 feet from any animals, and the dogs need to remain on collar and leash when the ATV is used.
In the scene where the actress opens the car door and the dog jumps out and greets the kid, prior to filming the dog’s trainer put him in the backseat of the car. On action, the dog laid down in backseat while the actress walked from the car to other actor. When the actors opened backdoor of car, the dog jumped out of car.
In the scene when the actors drive down highway and the dog sticks his head out of the window, a stuntman drove the car at 15 mph. The dog’s trainer laid down in backseat with the dog. On cue and with the help of the trainer, the dog stuck his head out of the car. The camera car was a safe distance from car.