On Friday, May 18, 2012 The Ferret Squad Media announced that Ferret Depot (www.ferretdepot.com), the top online supplier for quality ferret products, which prides itself on their exceptional customer service and product selection, is the first corporation to make a generous donation to the independent feature film, The Ferret Squad.
The Ferret Squad is a coming of age film about a young group of friends called The Ferret Squad, who spend their summer days rescuing and fostering abandoned ferrets in California.
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 actorsConnor 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.
“Ferret Depot has been incredibly supportive in the ferret community, often donating to ferret rescues and events. They even offer up to 20% off their internet prices to ferret rescues and shelters. I’m grateful and honored that they believe in this project enough to step up and make a donation. After all, this is a movie about rescuing ferrets! Together, we can change the way the world perceives and treats ferrets.” said Alison Parker, Director of The Ferret Squad.
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.
“I do hope that more companies will step up and show their support for this film, especially the ferret related companies who could potentially stand to benefit from ferrets getting positive media exposure in the mainstream.” says Parker.
Those interested in supporting The Ferret Squad can head to www.TheFerretSquad.com for more information and to make a contribution.
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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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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.