The Magic Ferret

The Magic Ferret is a short film about a young orphan named Sam who yearns to find a forever home, so he and his pet ferret Booger conjure up a little magic.
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Alison Parker
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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11 Team Members

The Magic Ferret is a short film written by Scott and Paula Merrow and directed by me, Alison Parker.  It is adapted from the short screenplay "The Great Sambini" which won Best Short Screenplay - Drama at the International Family Film Festival in 2011 and second place at the Gimme Credit International Film Festival also in 2011!

Synopsis

Sam is a six-year-old orphan with a pet ferret named Booger. Sam is as cute as a button, but he just can’t seem to find a family who wants him. When the newest prospective parents come to visit, Sam decides to impress them with a few magic tricks. He becomes “The Great Sambini” with Booger as his assistant. When his most amazing trick flops, Sam is deflated but not defeated, and with Booger’s help he conjures up a different kind of magic.

The Cast

JACOB TREMBLAY

Jacob Tremblay stars as "Sam" in The Magic Ferret.  At just 6 years old, Jacob already has an impressive resume.  He plays the son of Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays in Sony Pictures' "The Smurfs 2", coming to theatres this July!  He has also recently had guest appearances on ABC's "MOTIVE" and Disney's "Mr. Young"! 

FRED EWANUICK

Fred Ewanuick stars as "Mr. Parker" in The Magic Ferret.  Fred starred as Dan in the Gemini Award nominated, CTV original series, Dan for Mayor.  Prior to Dan For Mayor, Ewanuick was known to television audiences as Hank Yarbo, for a six season run, on the CTV hit series Corner Gas.  Corner Gas was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Show and won a Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Cast in 2007.  Ewanuick's other series credits include the CTV comedy/drama series Robson Arms for three seasons, and guest starring roles in Da Vinci's Inquest and Dark Angel.  Ewanuick has many other credits to his name, including a supporting role in Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds, the Miramax family film Chestnut, the lead in indie feature The Delicate Art of Parking, and many, many more.

LISA DURUPT

Lisa Durupt stars as "Mrs. Parker" in The Magic Ferret.  Lisa is best known as Shandra in HBO Canada's sitcom "Less Than Kind", winner of several Geminis, Canadian Comedy Awards and more!  Lisa was nominated for a Leo award for Best Performance in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series in 2013 for her role on Less Than Kind.  Lisa is also known for her roles in such TV Movies such as "Hitched for the Holidays", "Last Chance Casting", and "The Pastor's Wife".

BEVERLEY ELLIOTT

Beverley Elliott stars as "Mrs. Rassenti" in The Magic Ferret.  Beverley is currently best known as the badass Granny in ABC's Emmy Award Winning Show "Once Upon a Time"!  Beverley was born in Listowel, Ontario and moved to Vancouver when she was in her early 20's.  On the west coast she was able to combine her two careers, acting and singing. She starred in the Canadian series "Harper's Island" and was a regular on "Bordertown" and "Mysterious Ways".

FALCOR THE FERRET

Falcor the Ferret stars as "Booger" in The Magic Ferret.  Falcor is the most famous ferret actor in the world.  After a successful career in commercials, Falcor landed the role of Jasper in the award-winning short film "Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale" in 2011.  Falcor also stars as "Digger" in the upcoming feature film "The Ferret Squad".  He loves treats and hates baths.  Falcor's human is director Alison Parker.

You Can Make Movie Magic!

This is an all or nothing campaign - meaning that if we don't reach our goal of $10,000, we get NOTHING.  No money.  And sadly, we then would not be able to make the movie.  But I'm confident we can make it happen, with your help! 

You can be a part of movie magic - with a donation anywhere from $1 to $10,000, you can help us make "The Magic Ferret" short film a reality!  Get access to exclusive perks like pawtographed DVD's, autographed storyboards, behind the scenes scoop, and even see your name in the end credits of the film!  Donate $100 or higher, and little Jacob Tremblay will send you a personal thank you video!  Check out all the perks on the right and please consider making a contribution.  Let's make this the best fan funded ferret film yet!!!

Sharing is Caring!

If you can't afford to donate, please share this page with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, because that REALLY helps too!  You never know who might see it and decide to make a contribution! 

Find us on Facebook at TheMagicFerret     Follow us on Twitter @SamAndBooger

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T REACH YOUR GOAL?  DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY?  WHEN DO I GET CHARGED?

Since I chose to go with the 'all-or-nothing' option this time, if we don't reach our goal of $10,000, we get nothing, and all contributions will be returned to the funders.  We can only make this film if we reach our goal of $10,000.  (UPDATE:  WE MADE IT!!!)

WHERE CAN I SEE THIS MOVIE?  I NEED IT NOW!!

Hold your ferrets!  Donate today and when the film is finished, we can send you a digital download so you can be the first to see it!  We'll also be selling DVD's and submitting to film festivals around the world. 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PERKS LIKE THE PAWTOGRAPHED DVD?

Once the film is completed we will mail out all the perks that require shipping, probably sometime this fall.  The digital download of the film will be sent as soon as the film is completed.  The thank you videos from Jacob will be released gradually, basically as quickly as we can get them made.

IS IT TRUE THAT ALISON PARKER IS FALCOR THE FERRET'S OWNER?

It is!  Although Falcor would say that I am his hooman.  I actually own two ferrets, the other one is named Frisco and he looks almost identical to Falcor (yet completely different, if you ask me!).

WHY DON'T PEOPLE LIKE FERRETS?  I DON'T GET IT!

Me neither!  Just kidding.  It's the way they are misrepresented in the media.  This is why I make ferret movies, really.  To show how great they really are!  They make wonderful pets and it's a shame they are so misunderstood, especially when that can lead to some ferrets being harmed, abandoned or abused.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF KICKSTARTER?  MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY THAT.

Kickstarter is the exact same thing as IndieGoGo, but only available to residents of the UK and USA.  I'm in Canada, so it's not an option, but IndieGoGo has been very good to me so I'm just fine with that.  Thanks for the suggestion though! 

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.  HOW CAN I CONTACT SOMEONE WITH THE PRODUCTION?

You can email us at themagicferretmovie@gmail.com or send us a message on FB or Twitter!

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  • $1USD
    The Mini Booger

    Don't have much to spend, but want to help the cause? At $1, you'll have our eternal gratitude, plus you'll receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and movie making process. Also, a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger! You're awesome!

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $10USD
    The Tiny Booger

    You’ll be sent a pdf of the shooting script for The Magic Ferret! Read it or remain unspoiled, the choice is yours. Additionally, you will receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and movie making process. Also, a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger! You're super awesome!

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $25USD
    The Magic Booger

    We'll send you an HD digital download of The Magic Ferret as soon as it's completed! This means you will be the first to see it, even before it goes to film festivals! PLUS we will add your name to the end credits of the movie under Special Thanks! And you will still get a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and movie making process, and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    52 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    The Crusty Booger

    You will receive The Magic Ferret DVD, pawtographed by Falcor the Ferret who plays Booger and autographed by Jacob Tremblay who plays Sam! Sure to be a collector's item that you will treasure for the rest of your life! Plus the HD digital download, your name in the end credits of the movie under Special Thanks, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop, and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    45 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $100USD
    The Squishy Booger

    A personalized thank you video from our star, Jacob Tremblay! Jacob will record a short video in which he says YOUR name and thanks you for your help! Plus The Magic Ferret DVD, pawtographed by Falcor the Ferret and autographed by Jacob Tremblay, the HD digital download, your name in the end credits of the movie under Special Thanks, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD
    The Fuzzy Booger

    An Associate Producer credit in the film and on IMDB! Now you can say you are a producer on "The Magic Ferret" movie! Plus the personalized thank you video from Jacob, the pawtographed/autographed DVD, HD digital download, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $1,000USD
    The Dirty Booger

    An Executive Producer credit in the film and on IMDB! You're not just a Producer now, you're an EXECUTIVE Producer. The most important and popular kind! Plus the personalized thank you video from Jacob, the pawtographed/autographed DVD, HD digital download, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $2,500USD
    The Hidden Booger

    The original top hat prop used in The Magic Ferret, autographed by Jacob Tremblay, Alison Parker & Falcor the Ferret! Plus Executive Producer credit in the film and on IMDB, the personalized thank you video from Jacob, the pawtographed/autographed DVD, HD digital download, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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    $5,000USD
    The Great Disappearing Booger

    The original storyboards from The Magic Ferret, autographed by the entire cast and director Alison Parker! Executive Producer credit in the film and on IMDB, the personalized thank you video from Jacob, the pawtographed/autographed DVD, HD digital download, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $10,000USD
    The Green Nose Goblin

    The Great Sambini himself Jacob Tremblay will personally call you on the phone to say thank you! Plus the Executive Producer credit in the film and on IMDB, the personalized thank you video from Jacob, the pawtographed/autographed DVD, HD digital download, a pdf of the shooting script, regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and a big thank you shout out on Facebook.com/TheMagicFerret and Twitter @SamAndBooger!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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