Film Flies - Realistic Artificial Insects - Film Prop Rentals

amazing life-size reproductions, each individually hand made


Film Flies, based in Burbank, CA, specializes in design, fabrication and rental of realistic insect replicas for filming, photography, and advertising. Realistic detailed insects are time consuming to create, and typically are not available for purchase.

Film Flies - realistic insect props have solved a number of logistical problems for Hollywood film studios including Disney, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony/Columbia Pictures, HBO & NBC Universal Television.

Professional service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of this progressive and innovative company

rare Spotted Rihanna butterfly

Iridescent green butterflies - rare and beautiful Spotted Rihanna butterfly


Film Flies makes the most realistic, lifelike insect props available for the motion picture industry

Most any species can be replicated with exquisite detail

Film Flies provides Prompt, Courteous and Professional Service...

Species include: Realistic houseflies, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, spiders, butterflies, cockroaches, mosquito's, bedbugs, crickets, beetles, grasshoppers, dragonflies, mayflies, stoneflies, caddis flies, ants, termites, scorpions, arachnids, maggots, horse flies, centipedes, millipedes, inch-worms, caterpillars, weevils, etc, as well as salamanders, small turtles, crayfish, slugs, etc...

Select Clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Pictures, HBO, Relativity Media,


Spiders made for The Amazing Spiderman

Spiders made for "The Amazing Spiderman" - Sony Pictures


Realistic life size fake detailed bumble bee replica models

Bumblebees made for the film "Mirror Mirror"

realistic fake honeybee replica props for filming

Mirror Mirror - Honeybee Props


realistic beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly replicas

Iridescent Blue Morpho Butterfly replicas


Gorgeous realistic Blue Morpho butterfly replicas in flight

Beautiful Butterflies


Tiger Swallowtail butterfly replicas and a gold Bishops cross

Swallowtail butterfly replicas - hand painted tear proof wings


realistic green dragonflies chasing a housefly

Swarm of hungry dragonflies


realistic green salamander replica with a beautiful green dragonfly

Hungry Green Salamander and Dragonfly replicas - with bendable bodies


box full or detailed beetle replicas

Box of Beetles


Realistic Bees

Realistic Honeybees - tear proof wings are exceptionally durable

April 2009 - spring window displays - Mikimoto Pearls - 5th Ave New York and Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills


realistic life size iridescent green beetles and housefly

Stare Down - green beetle and housefly replicas


Spider for the movie Salt and flies for the TV show Breaking Bad

One of the spiders made for the movie "Salt", with hollow fluid-filled abdomen,
to film Angelina Jolie extracting fluids with a needle and syringe

Brad Pitt was filmed holding realistic houseflies in a honey jar, in the movie "Benjamin Button"

Some of 18 flies created for the hit TV show "Breaking Bad"

Breaking Bad flies, some with hooks, securing them in place for filming, while moving the wings with compressed air

Realistic life-size houseflies - featured in:

"Breaking Bad" TV episode 310, named "Fly"

Realistic Moths

212 realistic moths created for Adam Sandler's movie "Grown Ups"


Grown Ups trailer showing one of the moth replicas
In another scene, the main characters cook bacon over the bug zapper


realistic African Tsetse Flies created for a new Cartoon channel TV series

Realistic African Tsetse Fly replicas, created for the Cartoon Network - Bug Props


realistic Blow Fly

Realistic black Blow Fly - A number of them were featured in Law & Order SVU season 3

realistic fake mosquito replicas

Realistic Asian Mosquitoes created for a Capital One TV commercial


realistic daddy longlegs, crane fly

Custom Hybrid Daddy Longlegs (Crane fly) & Mosquito, one of ten created for a Time Warner Cable TV commercial


Fake realistic Vinegaroon beetle prop

Realistic Vinegaroon Beetle, one of five for the Cartoon Network


realistic fake Vinegaroon beetle scorpion replica with internal wires to allow for leg and claw movement

Scorpion Beetles, one with four 1mm hollow brass tubes inside, with wire extensions leading to the front claws and feeler legs, exiting the rear of the scorpion, allowing for puppeteering front end motion, filmed peeking out of a box


Realistic Slugs created for Columbia Pictures, one is 1/2" in length, the other is one inch long

Realistic Slugs created for Universal Pictures "Little Fockers"


realistic fake replica Orb Weaver Spider made for the movie Salt

Realistic Orb Weaver spider - Columbia Pictures - Salt - Abdomen is hollow and watertight
Unfortunately this photo doesn't show the fully detailed spider, it was shipped before re-photographing


pair of realistic caterpillars for a Dr Pepper TV commercial

Realistic Caterpillars created for a Dr Pepper TV commercial


Beautiful yellow butterfly replica, one of thirty made for Ingo Maurer Spazio Krizia 2011 display in the Spazio Krizia in Milano Italy for 2011 design week

Glowing Yellow Butterfly Replica


amazingly detailed blue butterflies dancing in air

Dancing in Air - Amazingly detailed butterflies


Gorgeous realistic butterflies, beetles and salamanders on display

Realistic Butterflies in Inventory


Vibrant orange and pick butterfly replicas

Vibrant Orange and Pink Butterflies

Realistic Hexagenia Limbata mayfly created on a fishing hook to allow this insect to be pinned onto a twig

Options include:

Internal magnet, pin or hook, for quick secure positioning, allowing for compressed-air wing-motion

Flexible and bendable wire core, allowing for posing and animating

1mm Hollow core, allowing for flight down a wire

Sponge filled body cavities, for filming fluid extraction with needle and syringe

Hollow bugs, that squirt fluid when stepped or stomped on



Bugs Work for Advertising

Moosejaw Mountaineering catalog features Bugs from Film Flies

Moosejaw Mountaineering catalog photo featuring Film Flies realistic bugs

Moosejaw rented an assortment of 40 different insects for their fall 2009 advertising and catalog

realistic red spider with a fake fly replica

Spider fly replicas


realistic camel sand spider

Sand Spider

Realistic artistic camel spider

Creepy and Colorful Camel Spider


Realistic housefly props, same as fly in TV show Breaking Bad season 3 episode 10 Fly

Houseflies made for the filming of the movie Cirque du Freak


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