Young Actresses to Portray “Frankie” and “Sarrah” in The Ferret Squad Movie.
Sunday, August 12, 2012 — Canadian film Director Alison Parker and her Casting Director, Travis Doering, are pleased to announce that young actresses Conner Dwelly and Emma Tremblay have joined the cast of the soon to be filmed feature movie The Ferret Squad, which is scheduled to begin production in August of 2012. The Ferret Squad is written by American author Sally Meyer (You’re So Cupid, Christmas Oranges).
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.
Conner Dwelly will play the role of “Frankie”, daughter of an employee of the California Wildlife & Parks Coalition (played by Award winning actress Julia Benson, well known for her role on SGU Stargate Universe “Lt Vanessa James”).
Frankie is the one responsible for starting the Ferret Squad group of youngsters.
She also captures Max’s heart as when he first meets her, he becomes immediately smitten.
Conner Dwelly’s resume includes playing Young Patricia Swan on Smallville (co starring with The Ferret Squad’s Connor Stanhope) and has most recently appeared as “Morraine” on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She also will play Eric McCormack’s (Will and Grace) daughter in the upcoming film Barricade. The Ferret Squad also reunites Dwelly with her former Once Upon A Time co-star Dylan Schmid.
Emma Tremblay (first pictured above) will play “Sarrah”. Young Sarrah is Max’s cousin, a sweet girl who experiences sadness when her mom is deployed, forcing her to withdraw and not speak. At one point, she ‘borrows’ Digger the ferret and keeps him in her bathroom. When the Squad leaves her behind as they embark on a mission to the border, Sarrah feels left out and alerts Frankie’s mother, Marcie, and Max’s father, Ben, where they are going.
Young Emma Tremblay is an up and coming star as she is set to play alongside Matt Damon in the upcoming Neil Blomkamp film Elysium.
Dwelly and Tremblay join an impressive cast that includes, in addition to Benson, Stanhope and Willett, Canadian Award Winning Actor Cainan Weibe, whose 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”), Eric McNamee (“Gus” on the Cartoon Network’s “Level Up”), 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
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