On Saturday, May 26, 2012 — Vancouver, BC., The Ferret Squad Media announced that Ferret.com (www.ferret.com), an online retailer based out of Pennsylvania, that sells a vast variety of ferret products, is the most recent corporation to make a donation to assist in the making of the independent feature film, The Ferret Squad. Ferret.com is a subsidiary of TABcom LLC. TABcom LLC, founded in 1969, is the parent company to a wide variety of pet-related websites, including Dog.com, Bird.com, Horse.com, Ferret.com, Fish.com and StateLineTack.com. All sites provide a broad range of competitively priced pet supplies, as well as community forums and partnerships with several national and local rescue and adoption facilities. Ferret.com also features a “ferret forum” — which provides a wealth of knowledge and a chance for ferret owners from around the world to communicate via the internet at all hours of the day and night.
The Ferret Squad is a new feature film in the works from Canadian director, Alison Parker (Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale). The coming of age movie is about a young group of friends called The Ferret Squad, who spend their summer days rescuing and fostering abandoned ferrets in California.
“It’s an incredibly unique twist on the popular kids and animals concept. For once, ferrets are going to be shown in a positive light. This has never been done before, and it’s long overdue!,” says Parker, who is owned by two ferrets herself.
With the help of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and media partner Diversity News Publications, Director Alison Parker has created a world-wide buzz in support of the film.
Already on tap to star in the movie are actors Connor Stanhope (known for his role as “Young Lex Luthor” in the TV series Smallville), Blu Mankuma (“Harry Helmsley”, 2012) and Sierra Pitkin (“Liberty Bell”, Juno). Screenwriter Sally Meyer (You’re So Cupid) wrote the script for The Ferret Squad and filming is slated to begin this summer in Vancouver, BC.
In order to cover production costs for The Ferret Squad, Parker is using crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo, where companies and regular people alike can make donations in support of the project.
Donation levels range anywhere from $8 to $10,000, with many perks being offered in exchange, including ‘pawtographed’ DVD’s, Associate and Executive Producer credits, and much more.
“This film is going to change the way the world thinks about ferrets,” states Parker. “I am so happy to see companies like Ferret Depot and now Ferret.com getting on board The Ferret Squad bandwagon! They are both big supporters of animal rescues and shelters, and that’s what this film is about. It’s also about standing up for what you believe in.
The Ferret Squad believes that ferrets should be legal in California. They believe that all animals deserve a safe and loving forever home. Thank you Ferret.com for helping us make this film a reality!”
Companies interested in supporting The Ferret Squad are encouraged to go to www.TheFerretSquad.com for more information and to make a contribution. There are also product placement opportunities available, for details email Parker directly at email@example.com. Fundraising ends June 10, 2012.
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If you would like more information about this project or wish to interview Alison Parker, please contact her directly at (604) 345-3263 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photos and graphic credit to: Ferret Squad Media
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications from The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies are proud media partners of The Ferret Squad The Movie.