On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 — Alison Parker, director of the upcoming feature film The Ferret Squad and her Casting Director, Travis Doering, are pleased to announce that they have cast Canadian-born actor Cainan Wiebe for a role in the upcoming film, slated to begin production in August of 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Ferret Squad is a family-friendly feature that 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 (Canadian Award Winning Actor Chad Willett, The Locket, Joan of Arc); 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.
Wiebe will portray “Nick”–a bully who along with his sidekick, “Lunchmeat” (Eric McNamee, “Gus” on Cartoon Network’s program “Level Up”), spends his time making life miserable for The Ferret Squad. When young Nick and Lunchmeat destroy the Ferret Squad’s headquarters, it threatens to destroy everything that the Squad has worked to hard to achieve.
Wiebe’s film and television acting credits include roles in The Sandlot 3 (“Ryan”), Sucker Punch (“Tommy Boy”), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (“Newborn Boy”), Falling Skies (“Marshall”), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (“Quentin”). He has also appeared in numerous commercials for companies such as Toyota, Post Cereal and IKEA. In addition, he has done vast voice over work and has appeared onstage as “Tootles” in the Royal City Musical Theater’s production of “Peter Pan.”
Wiebe joins an impressive cast which, in addition to Stanhope, McNamee and Willett includes Clive Holloway (“Maurice” on the UK TV Show “Beaver Falls”), Sean Michael Kyer (who has appeared on the TV shows “Alcatraz”, “Fringe” and “Continuum”), Dylan Schmid (“Baelfire” on the TV Series “Once Upon A Time”), Sierra Pitkin (Juno), Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale alumnus Blu Mankuma (“Harry Helmsley”, 2012), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Cainan Wiebe, visit his website at http://www.cainanwiebe.com
Photo credit to: The Ferret Squad Media
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