Caroline Girdlestone and partner James Delaney from Hero Animals Ltd trained approximately 140 sheep to form the word ‘peace’ for the shoot in Moonshine Valley near Wellington, reports stuff.co.nz.
In the advertisement for Kirin Brewery, the sheep run past members of Japanese band Arashi and form the word in a nearby paddock.
“It was a huge buzz when it all worked, and then we got to thinking, where else could we make words out of sheep?” Girdlestone revealed.
“Now that they are trained, we can do it anywhere. But it was a lot of hard work in getting them trained for it.”
Girdlestone and Delaney, who spent about 900 hours training the sheep, both worked as head trainers on films Babe and Racing Stripes as well as several New Zealand and International adverts.