If you keep an eye on our Spotlight section you might recall that a few months ago we brought you articles about two indie movies for which funds were being raised by crowdsourcing. This week we received a new ‘concept’ trailer for one of those, The Ferret Squad, which we present below.
The Ferret Squad, which is still looking for funding, will be directed by Vancouver filmmaker Alison Parker, who previously shot a short film on a similar theme called Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale. That earlier production was about the friendship that develops between Jake Tyler (Connor Stanhope, who played a young Lex Luthor in Smallville) and a furry friend called Jasper after the boy’s mother dies.
Jake and Jasper’s small but accomplished cast also features Andrew Jackson (whose credits include Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Warehouse 13 and Smallville), and veteran character actor Blu Mankuma (The Outer Limits, The X-Files, Smallville, Supernatural, Dead Like Me and Stargate SG-1, among many other shows and movies).
At presstime the cast of The Ferret Squad is said to include Stanhope, Mankuma, Julia Benson (Stargate Universe), Gabrielle Rose (Fringe, Once Upon a Time) and Cainan Wiebe (Sanctuary). The story, written by Sally Meyer, focuses on Max Jones (Stanhope), who joins a group of quirky kids that spend their summer days rescuing and fostering abandoned ferrets in California.