By Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
Casting for the film has been a success so far--Ellis and the film’s team recently visited Baltimore--and they will be coming to the tri-state area this weekend to pick the best of the best in terms of lacrosse athletes.
Ellis and the team behind "Crooked Arrows" will face their biggest challenge in finding Native American lacrosse players to fill the roles on the “hero team.”
“The hero team is all in itself will be a difficult task both act and play lacrosse. We had a similar issue with 'Miracle.' We asked ourselves, do we find skaters and teach them how to act or vice versa. Here we want the Native American team to be able to do both,” Ellis says.
In addition to casting, authenticity is a must, especially when you are going to be the pioneer, as "Crooked Arrows" will be.
For more on casting decisions, see Wannabes Audition for Native Roles and Routh Is a Native?!