Santa's Little Ferrets is a half hour, live-action Christmas TV Special. It is the story of how Santa Claus really delivers the presents on Christmas Eve - with the help of three highly trained ferrets!
We've already raised enough money to produce the film using private investors (hurray!), and we are now looking to raise an additional $15,000. What will this money be used for? See the pie chart below!
Without these things, we can still make the movie, but we won't be able to get it out to the world! That's why we need your help! You can make a big impact on the success of this movie! Check out the perks on the right!
Screenshots from Raw Footage we've shot so far:
Emma, Jacob, and Erica Tremblay will play the Collins' children! Emma's credits include the feature films Elysium, The Judge, and The Giver and she was named one of Variety's Top 20 Up-and-Coming Young Talents. Jacob's feature film credits include The Smurfs 2 and Somnia. Jacob also starred as Sam in The Magic Ferret! Erica is new to acting and recently had a guest role on the TV show The Killing. Emma, Jacob and Erica are siblings in real life, too!
We have seven ferrets in training for this movie as we speak! Their names are Krusty, Booger, Snot, Squishy, Spud, Pretzel and Falafel! Aren't they cute?
DANIELLE STOTT-ROY & ROBIN NIELSEN
Triumph Street Productions
Random Bench Productions
Liz Levine is co-founder and partner in Random Bench Productions. Liz served as director of development at No Equal Entertainment and executive director of development for Brightlight Pictures. She has produced numerous award-winning shorts. She was the new media producer on the CBC television series JPOD and has produced a number of features including Gemini winning Camp Hollywood as well as Hemorrhage and the multi award winning, Toad Road (released theatrically 2013) and Feed The Gods (2014 release) and is developing a half hour series comedy with Original Film/CBS Television.
Where can we see this movie when it's done?
Santa's Little Ferrets will be released on DVD, Video on Demand, Netflix, iTunes, Film Festivals and Broadcast TV Networks world-wide. It will be released on DVD in time for Christmas 2014.
What happens if you don't reach your goal?
We've already raised enough money to make this movie using private investors, so the film will be made regardless. This money will just help us get the film out to a larger audience, using things like recognizable music, a professional marketing and graphic design team, film festivals, merchandise, etc.
When will my perks arrive?
All perks will be mailed out once the film is completed, sometime just before this Christmas 2014. We'll keep our funders up to date and let them know once a perk has been sent.
Can I upgrade my perk?
Yes! If you donate more than once, we will manually add them up and bump you up to the next perk level. For example, if you donated $50 twice, we'd upgrade you to the Ferret Whisperer perk, and you'd get a usb drive!!! Just keep in mind this is done manually by us, so IndieGoGo doesn't tell you that you'll be upgraded, but you will. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
What if my address changes by the time you mail the perks out?
We will email everyone just before perks go out to ask if anyone's addresses have changed. We'll make sure it gets to the right place, don't worry!
How do I tell you what name to use in the end credits or which pet name's to use?
We'll email you soon to get that information and make sure everyone's names are spelled correctly!
I have more questions. Who can I talk to?
You can email the director Alison Parker directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to answer any questions you have!
The ferrets run into Fang, a mini chihuahua! Will he wake the children?
Thank you to our sponsors!
If you are interested in investing and making money off the film, please send us an email at: email@example.com and we will forward you a detailed business plan. This would entitle you to a % of profits from DVD sales, Broadcast TV Rights, Digital Downloads, and even Merchandise. Minimum investment is $5K.
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