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OUR CREW

Equine Films has the breadth of crew to meet all of the offset and onset horse department needs of a large production.

 

We have four credited Horse Masters available: Wayne McCormack, Adrian Stent, Greg Smith and Amelia Cook.   

 

Our experienced and professional team also includes Horse Trainers, Coordinators, Stunt Riders, Riding Doubles and Wranglers.

 

Together, our team has a huge amount of collective experience in all aspects required of a horse department. This includes, but is not limited to:

 

 - Training horses to perform required actions including at liberty;

- Training local and international actors;

- Large battle scenes;

- Specialised horse makeup (to achieve particular looks or to match double horses)

We have many connections to some of the top stunt riders in the world, giving us the ability to make any of Production’s wishes a reality.

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WAYNE MCCORMACK

Wayne is the founding Director of Equine Films.  He is a professional horseman who has specialised in training horses for the film industry.  He can train liberty, trick, stunt and harness horses.

 

Wayne has had 25 years experience working on set.  He brings an unbeatable combination of skill and talent bringing an exciting dimension to the film industry.

Wayne can appreciate productions time and priorities the safety of actors, crew and equipment.  Wayne's skills are world class.

FEATURE FILMS

1999 - 2023

KANNAPPA

KA WHAWHAI

THE CONVERT
FALLING INN LOVE
MULAN
FENG SHEN TRILOGY
DYNASTY WARRIORS
ROMAN EMPIRE, Season 1 & 2
HONGGALU
PALISADE
THE STOLEN
THE PATRIARCH
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2
SUNSET SONG
WHEN WE GO TO WAR
SLOW WEST
THE HOBBIT, Pick up shots
EMPEROR
MR PIP

+64 27 568 9857 equinefilms@xtra.co.nz

Auckland, New Zealand

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ADRIAN STENT

Adrian has worked for the last 12 years in the film industry.  Adrian has headed some of the biggest jobs as Horse Master along with coordinating jobs, running set, teaching actors to ride, wrangling and riding horses in costume.  Alongside this he has worked training horses in both New Zealand and Canada. 


Adrian is an honest hard-working individual who takes pride in his ability to organise a team efficiently and communicate well with everyone.

HORSE MASTER

2018 - 2022

TV - SWEET TOOTH, Season 1,2 & 3
TV – RINGS OF POWER 
FF – THE POWER OF THE DOG
TVC – NZ TRANSPORT AGENCY
TV - LUMINARIES
TV Pilot - TRIANGLE
TV - GREAT MASTER

HORSE COORDINATOR

2023 - 2016

FF - KA WHAWHAI

FF - THE CONVERT

TV Pilot - TRIANGLE

TVC - KITKAT

FF - MULAN

TVC - LLOYDS BANK

FF - DYNASTY WARRIER

TV - THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, Season 1 & 2

TVC - EVONY

TV - THE FRONTIERSMAN

FF - THE STOLEN

+64 27 414 7007 a.stent@xtra.co.nz

Auckland, New Zealand

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AMELIA COOK

Amelia is a passionate horsewoman who has bred, ridden, trained and competed horses all her life.  She has worked with the most respected directors and producers, including internationally. 


Amelia has a wealth of experiance working alongside associated departments such as stunts, art, costume and production to help bring the directors vison to the camera.  The safety of the equine team and crew are her highest priority.

HORSE MASTER

2016 - 2015

FF - KIWI
FF - MAHANA

HORSE COORDINATOR

2021 - 2008

TV - POWER OF THE RINGS

FF - MULAN

FF - ROMAN EMPIRE, Season 1 & 2

TV - LEGEND OF RAVAGING DYNASTIES

TV - SHANNARA CHRONICLES

FF - CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON

FF - SUNSET SONG

FF - SLOW WEST

FF - THE HOBIT, pick up shots

FF - MR PIP

TV - SPARTACUS, Gods of the Arena, Vengeance, Blood & Sand

FF - NETHERWOOD

TV - AVALON HIGH

TV - LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, Season 1 & 2

FF - UNDERWORLD 3, RISE OF THE LYCANS

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GREG SMITH

Greg is an accomplished rider, competing to high levels in the dressage ring.  Greg is experienced on set even working internationally.

HORSE MASTER

2019 - 2022

TV - MYSTIC, Season 1,2 & 3
TV - MY LIFE IS MURDER
FF – THE ROYAL TREATMENT

HORSE TRAINER

2011 - 2018

TV - LETTER TO THE KING
FF - THE HOBBIT

+64 21 301 071  smith.gregorynz@gmail.com
Auckland, New Zealand

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