The Movie

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 Magic Ferret News

Apr 17, 2014

Film Festivals and Awards Success Continues!

Wow!  It’s hard to keep this website up to date because we have been VERY busy.  The Magic Ferret has been selected for a total of 21 film festivals so far!  This is very impressive.  We have also recently won several awards, such as the Platinum Remi Award at Houston Worldfest!

We recently screened for hundreds of children at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario.  Look at all these kids!

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Upcoming screenings include Dubai, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Grand Praire, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New York City and more!  Here’s a list of all the film festivals to date for The Magic Ferret:

Jan 26 & 31 – Children’s Film Festival Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Feb 7 & 8 – Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (Nanaimo, BC)

*Nominated Best Film

Feb 8 – Post Alley Film Festival (Seattle, WA)

Feb 15 – Love Your Shorts Film Festival (Sanford, FL)

*WINNER 2nd Place Audience Favorite

Feb 22 & 23 – Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

*WINNER 3rd Place Best Short Film – Narrative

Mar 9 – Freeze Frame International Film Festival – For Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg, MB)

Mar 22 – Taos Shortz Film Festival (Taos, NM)

Mar 29 – Canada International Film Festival (Vancouver, BC)

*WINNER Best Short Film

Apr 5 – Reel 2 Real Film Festival – Not Just For Kids (Vancouver, BC)

Apr 9 14 & 16 – TIFF Kids International Film Festival (Toronto, ON)

Apr 11 – A Corto Di Donne (Naples, Italy)

Apr 13 – Worldfest Houston International Film Festival (Houston, TX)

*WINNER Platinum Remi Award – Independent Short Subject – Family/Children

Apr 23 – Celluloid Social Club (Vancouver, BC)

Apr 26 - 1st Edition of Children’s International Film Festival in Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Apr 27 – REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

May 2 – CineVic’s Short Circuit Short Film Festival (Victoria, BC)

May 3 – Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (Wilmington, NC)

May 6 & 10 – Reel Shorts Film Festival (Grand Prairie, AB)

May 4 – Santa Fe Film Festival (Santa Fe, NM)

May 21 – 24 – Calgary International Children’s Festival (Calgary, AB)

May 29 – June 5 – New York City International Film Festival (NY, NY)

June 1-8 – Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (Albuquerque, NM)

Hope to see you at one of them!

 

Mar 4, 2014

Next Stop, Italy!

BIG NEWS! THE MAGIC FERRET IS GOING TO ITALY! The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at “A Corto di Donne”, a women’s short film festival, which will be held in Pozzuoli (Naples) – Italy, from April 10 – 13. The Magic Ferret will be screening on April 11 (with subtitles in Italian)! http://www.acortodidonne.it/

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Feb 25, 2014

The Magic Ferret at TIFF KIDS International Film Festival

The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at TIFF KIDS International Film Festival!  This is the kids version of the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals in the WORLD!  WOW!  We are so excited!  Check out more info on it here–>  http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffkids/2014/2330034025

We will be screening in Toronto on April 9 & 16th!

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Feb 19, 2014

Best Short Film at Canada International Film Festival

The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at the Canada International Film Festival AND, we won BEST SHORT FILM!  This is the first official WIN for The Magic Ferret.  Congratulations to the cast and crew!  We also were nominated for Best Film at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival and 2nd Place Audience Choice at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Florida.Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 5.04.21 PM

Upcoming Screenings:

Feb 22 & 23 – Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (Winnipeg, MB)

March 9 – 14 – Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg, MB)

March 22 – 11am – Taos Shortz Film Festival (Taos, NM)

March 29 – 1:05pm – Canada International Film Festival (Vancouver, BC)

April 4 – 11 – Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver, BC)

Stay tuned for several more festival announcements soon!!

Jan 28, 2014

Upcoming Screenings in Seattle, Winnipeg, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Florida and New Mexico!

We have been accepted to 9 film festivals so far!  This is great.  We had our World Premiere on Sunday Jan 26th at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle and it went great!  Jacob Tremblay was there, and we even had fans from Oregon and as far as JAPAN!  In fact, someone even showed up with a ferret.  He was definitely a big hit!

Today we found out we are an Official Selection at the Taos Shortz Film Fest in Taos, NM!  Fantastic!  That’s where our writers are from!  Here’s a few of our upcoming screenings:

Jan 31 – 1:30pm Children’s Film Festival Seattle (2nd Screening)

Feb 7 & 8 – 7pm – Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (Nanaimo, BC)

Feb 8 – Post Alley Film Festival (Women in Film Seattle)

Feb 15 – Love Your Shorts Film Festival (Sanford, FL)

Feb 22 & 23 – Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival

March 9 – 14 – Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg)

March 22 – 11am – Taos Shortz Film Festival (Taos, NM)

April 4 – 11 – Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver)

Our latest film laurels… I love these things… :)

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Jan 22, 2014

Lisa Durupt Television Interviews

Exciting news!  Actress Lisa Durupt from The Magic Ferret (she plays Mrs. Parker) was recently in Winnipeg and did several interviews on TV to promote The Magic Ferret and our upcoming festivals in Winnipeg!  Two of them are online.  The first was on CTV Morning Live – Winnipeg, and you can watch that excellent interview here:

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=273997

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Next, Lisa appeared on City TV’s Breakfast Television!  You can watch that interview, which includes a scene from the film, here:

http://www.btwinnipeg.ca/videos/3062452655001/

And finally, Lisa chats with Tracy Koga on Shaw TV’s Go Winnipeg.  That is yet to be posted online, but I’ll be sure to share the link when I get it!

Jan 1, 2014

The Magic Ferret Accepted to More Film Festivals!

We have been accepted to a few more film festivals!  Very exciting.  We are an Official Selection at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, Florida.  We are screening there at 10:30am on February 15th 2014.  We are also an Official Selection at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival which takes place in Nanaimo, BC on Feb 7/8.  Purchase tickets here, just $15 or $10 for students!

Thanks everyone for supporting us.  Funders DVD’s have been autographed by Jacob Tremblay and pawtographed by Falcor the Ferret.  DVD’s start shipping next week!

Dec 26, 2013

Official Selection at Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival!

I received some great news today!  The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at the 2014 Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival!  We will be screening on February 22nd and 23rd.  The festival takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Here is their website for more details.  They will announce showtimes / details soon!

Nov 17, 2013

The Trailer is Released and the Response is Overwhelming!

We released the trailer on Friday, Nov 15th and in just under 3 days we have just over 3 THOUSAND views on Youtube!  People are excited to see The Magic Ferret!  We would have released it sooner but it took awhile to find the perfect song.  Juno award winner Emilie Mover’s “Made For Each Other” was a perfect fit!  Check it out and please share it with your friends!  Support indie films!

 

Nov 8, 2013

Official Selection at Children’s Film Festival Seattle!

Wow, amazing news guys!  We got into our first film festival!  The Magic Ferret is an Official Selection at the 2014 Children’s Film Festival Seattle!  Technically the film is not completed yet, but they were able to judge us by a ‘work in progress’ screener and loved it!  We’ve been submitting to as many festivals as we can afford to so hopefully this is the first of many to come.  Stay tuned for details on our exact screening date soon but it will be sometime between Jan 23 – Feb 4.

Contact

Alison Parker 604-345-3263
directoralisonparker@gmail.com | themagicferretmovie@gmail.com

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