I am professional wolf trainer Andrew Simpson - and yes, I know 'Ghost' on Game of Thrones! AMA!
Hi Reddit! As the title says, my name is Andrew Simpson and I am a professional wolf trainer! You may have seen my wolf actors performing in movies such as The Revenant alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, or on television – notably on Game of Thrones, our wolf Quigley plays the part of Jon Snow’s Direwolf, “Ghost”.
My latest project is very dear to me, it’s a documentary that I’m working on called Wolves Unleashed – China. While working on the film “Wolf Totem” in China, I decided that I wanted to create a documentary with a behind the scenes look at how we trained the wolves in the film.
I didn’t know how special that story would be until we finished working on the film. We faced many challenges along the way, the biggest of which was training the wolves without being able to touch them! Filming is complete, but there is still work to be done before we can release the film. You can find us on Kickstarter for more details!
More pictures and some of my work is available on my site!
I’m here today to answer your questions, whatever they may be!
My Proof: http://imgur.com/iCMvEMq
Thanks guys! It was fun, catch up with you another time.