Funding Goal EXCEEDED!
Connor Stanhope and Falcor the Ferret say THANK YOU!
Andrew Jackson has just been cast as "James Tyler", Jake's father. This is major. Soap fans may remember him as Dr. Stephen Hamill on All My Children. Be sure to check out his long list of credits on his IMDB page. What a great cast!
I am so excited to announce that veteran actor Blu Mankuma has joined the cast of Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale! Blu Mankuma has signed on to play the principal of Jake's school. Mankuma has an extensive list of acting credits going back to the late 1970s that includes The X-Files, Smallville, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Stargate Infinity and the film 2012.
****BIG NEWS**** CRASH TEST DUMMIES TO CONTRIBUTE SONG!
Paris Hilton says "Hi Jasper the Ferret!" during a live chat! She also told us that she would for sure watch a movie about a ferret. Thanks Paris!
The film is written by Alison Parker & David B. Beleznay, two filmmakers from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Alison Parker will direct, and Brendan Uegama is the Director of Photography.
Struggling to cope with the recent death of his mother, young Jake Tyler retreats from his family and the world at large. After being involved in a violent fight with some older boys at school, he winds up in the principals office with his father who is told that Jake might benefit from professional help. Unfortunately, Jake's father has been unable to help himself through the loss of his wife. When not neglecting his son and daughter as a result, he's furious with them. Jesse (Jake's sister) is so fed up with her selfish father that she moves out of the house but not without leaving her pet ferret, Jasper, to keep her brother company.
Jake & Jasper become fast friends as the two develop a strong bond. Yet just as this companionship seems on the verge of prying Jake from his shell, his father threatens to take Jasper away. With the thought of losing his best pal, Jake decides to run away from home and the two get lost in a nearby forest. Then when darkness falls Jake & Jasper not only lose each other in the woods, they nearly lose their lives.
I decided to make the film "Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale" for a few reasons. One, I have always been a fan of films that show the bond between animals and humans. There is something so magical about finding love and understanding from a creature that you can't even speak to. Two, ferrets have always been portrayed in a negative way in the media. They are often shown as being aggressive, dangerous, and sometimes even being used as a weapon. This is really ridiculous and has to stop. I don't want everyone to go out and start buying ferrets without researching the proper care and responsibility it takes to own one - only to change the perception people have of what ferrets are. This film will share with the world the joy a ferret can bring to a family, in a story that will surely warm your heart.
What We Need & What You Get
You can email me the director Alison Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org