By Indiewire | Indiewire June 6, 2012 at 10:30AM
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
"The Ferret Squad"
Max Jones joins The Ferret Squad, a group of quirky kids who spend their summer days rescuing and fostering abandoned ferrets in California.
There's always a market for family movies, especially those about kids and animals, but never before has a film been made about ferrets! Ferrets are adorably cute, playful pets, but they also crave love and attention from their owners. "The Ferret Squad" is a great coming of age story about a group of teens saving abandoned ferrets in California, where ferrets are actually illegal to have as pets. It's another twist sure to bring a lot of media attention to the project.
Alison Parker - Director (Jake & Jasper: AFerret Tale, Citizen Heroes)
Writer - Sally Meyer (You're So Cupid, Life According to Penny)
Connor Stanhope - Actor, plays "Max Jones" (Young Lex Luthor from "Smallville", Fringe, Supernatural)
Blu Mankuma - Actor, plays "Jarvis Bains" (Harry Helmsley from "2012", Tigatron on Transformers: Beast Wars)
Sierra Pitkin - Actress, plays "Piper" (Liberty Bell from "Juno", The Traveler, Fringe)
About the Production:
"As a ferret owner myself, I really want to show the world what great pets ferrets are. Unfortunately the media has given ferrets a bad rap, as they are often portrayed only in negative ways in movies (The Big Lebowski or Stardust, for example!). The Ferret Squad will show everyone that ferrets make great pets, and help dispel some of the negative myths out there about them. A movie like this could help prevent the mistreatment of ferretsin the future, and bring awareness to the archaic ferret ban in California."
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