Percentage of Online Donations Goes to Organization Intent on Making Pet Ferrets Legal in CA.
On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, The Ferret Squad Media announced that over the past several months, Canadian Director, Alison Parker, has been using the online donation site www.Indiegogo.com to raise funds to make her next feature film, The Ferret Squad. The word about the movie spread over social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and by the end of the fundraising campaign in early June, 284 funders from all corners of the globe had donated over $25,000.00 toward the film. Parker had decided that since the movie’s central focus is the fact that pet ferrets are illegal in California, 5% of the net donations would be given to the group www.LegalizeFerrets.org — a group dedicated to making the domestic ferret legal.
Parker is pleased to announce that with the help of funders, the total donation to LegalizeFerrets.org totalled $1,110.94 USD.
“Thanks to the many supporters and contributors of The Ferret Squad, we were able to make a sizable donation to assist in the fight to Legalize Ferrets in California. Here’s hoping that the publicity from the film will also make a difference. This is a law that needs to be overturned as soon as possible. Ferrets are domesticated animals. They’re pets. They’re family,” declared Parker.
With the help of the fundraising efforts, Parker hopes to commence filming in August, 2012, in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.
The Ferret Squad tells the story of Max Jones, played by Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale star 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 (Chad 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 illegal 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 stars Sierra Pitkin (Juno) and Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale alumnus Blu Mankuma (“Harry Helmsley”, 2012), Canadian Actor Chad Willett (The Locket, Joan of Arc), Award Winning Canadian Actress Gabrielle Rose (Excited), Michael Roberds (“Uncle Fester” on the TV Series The New Addams Family) and Falcor the Ferret (Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale)
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
For more information about LegalizeFerrets.org, please visit their website www.LegalizeFerrets.org
Contact: Robyn Hoffman
Tel. 203-876-1002 / 203-257-8705 (cell)
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