Safe Haven

A young woman with a shady past arrives in North Carolina where she gets involved with a widower.

  • Starring: Cobie Smulders, Julianne Hough
  • Director(s): Lasse Hallstrom
  • Producer(s): Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Screenwriter(s): Dana Stevens, Leslie Bohem
  • Distributor: Relativity Media
  • Animal Coordinator: Dave and Vicki Smith
  • Release Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Featured Animal Action

All of the animal action in this film was actually done through props. There were hardly any live animals in the film.

The rodent crawling underneath the hole in the kitchen was a fake. Production provided documentation for the fake rodent.

In the scene where the actor at the beach catches a fish on his rod, the fish was fake. This also goes for the scene where the actors at the shoreline spear a fish (the fish was fake). Additionally, in the scene where the actress opens up a newspaper to a wrapped fish, the fish was also fake. Production provided documentation for all the fake fish in these scenes.

The fish in the aquarium in the background at the convenience store were caught on film in their natural habitat. 

Due to late notification American Humane Association did not monitor some of the fish action.