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 principal's 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 ... Written by
It is a wonderful short film. You could relate to each character's emotions as the story played out. Many families across the world could relate to the pain the family was feeling as well as the stress this pain put on all of them.
In addition, it showed you the true nature of a ferret as a pet (unconditional love and friendship). Showed you how much enjoyment a ferret can bring to your life even in the worse of times since they are nature's little clowns. I also enjoyed watching Jasper play throughout the movie.
The way the movie ended also allowed you to see the new path of the family, but also left room for a full length movie or TV series to take over.
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