Gloria Winship Ayon is the Owner/Director, Head Trainer of ANIMAL ACTORS / SWEET SUNSHINE INTERNATIONAL. Gloria has been training animals of all types for movies, commercials and television programs for more than 25 years.
Together with her husband, actor/animal trainer/stunt man Shane Ayon, Gloria criss crosses the globe working on movies, print shoots, commercials, TV programs and independent films. [For a partial list of credits please click here.]
Established in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine International now has offices and trainers in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles/Hollywood.
Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine International's long list of credentials include, but are not limited to, Animal Planet, Walt Disney, HBO, MGM, Universal and many others.
In addition Animal Talent and professional trainers represented by Animal Actors/Sweet Sunshine can be seen in movies including, but not limited to: "All the King's Men", "Warm Springs", "Ace Ventura", "Jungle Book", "Dr. Dolittle.”
Safety first is the Number 1 Priority of Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine; only the best trained movie animals are used for the given job. In some cases additional prep time might be required to insure that the actions requested will be performed on cue.
Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine and their professional animal trainers and coordinators have years of experience on set with animal rentals. This helps to insure a safe and fun production for the cast and crew. Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine International also work closely with the American Humane Association Film and TV Unit concerning the safety of the animals during the production.