The 9th ARBA Convention takes place this weekend in Wichita, Kansas (Oct 27-31) at the Century II Convention Center where one breeder will take home the prestigious Best in Show Fibber Cup and two teenagers will be crowned 2012 National Rabbit King & Queen. If you’re a serious rabbit fancier, you’re probably already there, but if you’re just new to this fascinating world, feel free to hop over and stay a while.
It’s been 6 years since I visited Ellensburg, Washington to film all 47 breeds of rabbits at the Washington State Rabbit Breeders Association Convention with the help of former ARBA president, Cindy Wickizer. Now, I’m very proud to announce two screenings that will be held this weekend in Seattle, WA as part of the Seattle International Film Festival – Film4Families series.
I decided to produce Rabbit Fever because I became fascinated by the thousands of kids involved in showing and breeding rabbits. They all possessed a certain confidence and unabashed passion that I truly admired and found uncharacteristic for angsty adolescents. When I asked how all of them got started with rabbits at such a young age, many of them attributed 4-H to their success.
After almost 10 years, my journey with Rabbit Fever has almost come to an end. I am SO grateful to everyone who has supported the making of this film – the wonderful
cast and crew, my faithful family and friends, and of course, eager viewers like you who have waited so patiently to see the movie!
You have the unique opportunity to watch Rabbit Fever on the big screen at the Warren Old Town Theatre Grille during the 2012 National ARBA Convention! The Warren theatre offers full-menu, food & drink service, while you enjoy the movie at your lush seat – equipped with a built-in tabletop.
Rabbit Fever is proud to be an Official Selection of The 17th Sedona International Film Festival, named the “Fest to Impress” by MovieMaker Magazine, which runs from February 20-27th (see showtimes & info ). Director Amy Do will be in attendance for a Q & A session after the screenings.
It was a whirlwind week leading up to the premiere of Rabbit Fever at the Heartland Film Festival, capped off by a television appearance on FOX 59 News and a glamorous black-tie Heartland awards gala that would give the Oscars a run for its money!
Director Amy Do and Indiana rabbit breeders Jody Olson and Pam Batten were featured on the the TV morning show, IndyStyle (WISH-TV, Channel 8), to promote the World Premiere of Rabbit Fever in Indianapolis, IN.