Actor / Producer Chad Willett Joins The Ferret Squad’s Long List of Stars.
On June 22, 2012 — Canadian film Director of The Ferret Squad, Alison Parker, along with her Casting Director, Travis Doering, are pleased to announce that they have cast Canadian actor Chad Willett in the lead role of “Ben Jones” in the feature film which is slated to begin production in August of 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Willett is known for roles in such movies as 2002’s TV movie The Locket (shared Camie Award with Vanessa Redgrave), 1999’s TV feature Joan of Arc with LeeLee Sobieski and his first feature film, 1993’s Alive, directed by Frank Marshall and produced by Kathleen Kennedy. In 2010, he won a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for 2009’s Cole directed by Carl Bessai. Willett starred alongside Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, The Guard) and Gabrielle Rose in 2011′s Everything and Everyone, and recently wrapped the feature Becoming Redwood, which he both starred in and produced with his production company StoryLab Productions. Other notable television credits include series regular roles on ‘The Chronicle’, ‘Jack & Jill’, ‘The Cape’, ‘Charmed’, ‘Madison’ and guest star roles on ‘House M.D.’, ‘Bones’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Human Target’ and ‘Supernatural’.
“I was so relieved and excited when I found out we got Chad. I knew he would be the perfect Ben. I knew he was the one,” enthused Parker.
The Ferret Squad tells the story of Max Jones, played by Connor Stanhope (Connor also played the role of young “Lex Luthor” on the TV series Smallville). In the story, Max is a teenage boy who must move to California with his father, Ben (Willett); he then realizes that Digger, his pet ferret, won’t be able to come along because ferrets are illegal. Max finds a way to sneak Digger across the border, and thinks his troubles are over. In his new home state, Max meets and joins forces with a group of quirky kids known as “The Ferret Squad” who spend their summer days rescuing and fostering abandoned ferrets. When Animal Control plans to destroy some confiscated ferrets, Max and the Ferret Squad go on a desperate mission to save the poor animals by transporting them across the border with the law and their parents in hot pursuit.
The movie also features Canadian stars Gabrielle Rose (Brothers & Sisters, Everything and Everyone), Blu Mankuma (2012, Beasties, Reboot), Michael Roberds (“Uncle Fester” on The New Addams Family), and Sierra Pitkin (Juno). For more information, you can follow The Ferret Squad on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheFerretSquad and their website www.theferretsquad.com.
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 email@example.com
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