Looping textbox with filters applied not showing, why not?!?

I’ve no idea why but when I set a dynamic text field using actionscript, which has filters applied to it (drop shadow, etc) the text won’t show!?

All i’m trying to do is create a loop sequence of words from an array, each word will fade up and then down and then the next will appear. But I’m stumped at the first hurdle because with filters applied the text won’t even show!? is this supposed to happen?

:look: Please have a look at my code, I’m using MCTween to assist me, and I’m at my wits end over this!