Live By Night

A gangster travels to Cuba to take over the liquor trade during the Prohibition Era.   
  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller
  • Director(s): Ben Affleck
  • Producer(s): Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran     
  • Screenwriter(s): Ben Affleck
  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Animal Coordinator: Phil’s Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Rating: Outstanding

Featured Animal Action

All horseback riders were stunt riders or experienced actors who were skilled at riding, mounting and dismounting. All running/galloping scenes were well choreographed, and actors used caution while on and near animals. When teams of horses pulled wagons or carriages, the drivers were experienced and teams of horses were familiar with each other and accustomed to the pulling action. Whenever horses were seen tied to posts/fences, they were attached to lead ropes tied to posts. Whenever we see horses on cobblestone streets, horses wore rubber shoes.

In the scene where the actors walk to the train station and we see horse and carriages in the background, wranglers unloaded the horses from the trailer and hitched them to the buggy. Production closed off the streets to the public. The horse and buggies did a simple A to B trajectory.

In the scene where the actors walk towards the revival tent and you see chickens in the yard, trainers spread cracked corn over the area to keep the chickens in the area. They also had goats in the area.

In the scene where the three KKK riders gallop near the burning cross, wranglers made sure the horses were far enough from the crosses and fire.

In the quick shots of the alligator in the water and the dolphins swimming underneath the surface of water, these were taken from stock footage.