Black Nativity

Based on the famed Langston Hughes play, the movie centers on a young boy raised by his single mother sent to live with his estranged relatives.
  • Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson
  • Director(s): Kasi Lemmons
  • Producer(s): William Horberg, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler
  • Screenwriter(s): Kasi Lemmons
  • Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Dawn Animal Agency
  • Release Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Featured Animal Action

In the scene where we see a man with a dog in a tent, the trainer was off-camera using hand signals to keep the dog in place.

In the scene where the actor walks into Times Square and encounters a nativity scene which includes goats and a camel, the streets were closed off for production. Prior to filming, the animals and those leading them were prepped on their trajectory from point A to point B. The actors leading the animals were actually trainers.