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Lacrosse Movies: “Crooked Arrows” To Be Released On DVD And BLURAY On Oct 23

CROOKED ARROWS, America’s first mainstream lacrosse movie, is coming to DVD and BLURAY on OCTOBER 23rd!

Lacrosse Movies: “Crooked Arrows”, Directed By Steve Rash, Opens Nationwide On June 1

A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League. Joe inspires the Native American boys and teaches them the true meaning of tribal pride. Ignited by their heritage and believing in their new-found potential, coach and team climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals against their privileged prep school rivals…will they win? Crooked Arrows is an original, uplifting sports movie in the tradition of such classics as Mighty Ducks, Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, and Bend It Like Beckham–set in the fresh, contemporary worlds of Native American reservations, prep schools, and lacrosse…

Lacrosse Movies: “A Warrior’s Heart” Starring Kellan Lutz To Be Released On DVD On Feb 7

Xenon Pictures' and California Pictures' highly anticipated home entertainment release of "A Warrior's Heart" is this Tuesday, Feb. 7th. DVD copies will be available to rent and for purchase in stores nationwide. The PG rated film which has been a hit with audiences during its premium Video-On-Demand run stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene ("The Twilight Saga"), Chord Overstreet ("Glee"), Adam Beach ("Cowboys and Aliens") and Gabrielle Anwar (TV's "Burn Notice").

The film marks Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene’s first starring roles, and fans are thrilled. Over the past few months, “Twilight” and “Glee” fans have taken to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to express their excitement for the film’s release. DVD will be available at WalMart, Blockbuster, Hastings, Family Video, and many other major retailers. The DVD also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the film and interviews with Lutz, Greene, Adam Beach, and Gabrielle Anwar, as well as director Mike Sears. Best known for their roles as Emmett and Alice Cullen in the “Twilight” movies, Lutz and Greene’s incredibly moving performances in “A Warrior’s Heart” have been getting a landslide of glowing comments. Producers Steven Istock and Marc Spizzirri describe the movie as “a heartfelt family-friendly teen love story.”

In shock and denial over his Marine father’s death overseas, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan starts acting out in self-destructive ways until he is kicked off the team and sent to a wilderness lacrosse camp run by his dad’s Native-American combat buddy (Adam Beach). With support from his new love (Ashley Greene), Conor embraces the game’s deeper roots and opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship and life.

Though the film is at its core a romantic story of triumph over adversity, it also focuses on the growing sport of lacrosse and contains fantastic sports-action sequences. Kellan Lutz and co-star Chord Overstreet (best known as Sam Evans on “Glee”), undertook arduous training in order to star as champion lacrosse players. Major League Lacrosse has recognized “A Warrior’s Heart” as the first film to use the sport (and its Native-American origins) as not only a backdrop, but as the character-building game that lacrosse fans have identified with for years.

“This is a movie the whole family can watch together,” said producer Istock. “It’s a date movie, a feel good movie, and a sports movie… fans of Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene will be especially delighted.”

Relevant links: http://xenonpictures.com/warriorsheart http://www.facebook.com/awarriorsheart

Lacrosse Movies: The First Film To Feature The “Exciting Sport Of Lacrosse”, “A Warrior’s Heart” Will Be Released On DVD Feb 7, 2012 (Video)

Lacrosse Movies: “A Warrior’s Heart” Starring Kellan Lutz Was Written And Produced By Trustees, Parents And Coaches From JSerra Catholic High School In Orange County, CA

“… it was born in the athletics department of JSerra Catholic High School. Cross country coach Martin Dugard penned the script with help from a lacrosse parent, John Yount. The film’s lacrosse expert, Kyle Harrison, would become the school’s lacrosse coach. Some team parents had even helped to create the preliminary trailer for the film…”

With some help from friends at the film school at Chapman University, Spizzirri, Dugard and their investors started a production company. They named it “Family Productions.”

Filming began in the spring of 2008 and by fall, almost every other investor besides Spizzirri had left the venture.

Actor Kellan Lutz of "A Warrior's Heart" with film's Producer, Marc Spizzirri. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARC SPIZZIRRI

In October 2008, a muscular young actor auditioned for the lead role, fresh off the set of a movie called “Twilight.” Lutz got the part, and enlisted another “Twilight” alumnus, Greene, to be his love interest in the film.

 Marc Spizzirri was in a hole. Financing for his film had just collapsed. He had spent almost a million dollars and he had just half of a movie. Any producer in Hollywood would have cut his losses and walked away, and many of them advised Spizzirri, 54, of San Juan Capistrano, to do just that.

But Spizzirri green-lit production anyway. “A Warrior’s Heart” premiers at 7 p.m. Thursday in San Juan Capistrano at the Regency at 26762 Verdugo Street at 7 p.m, and the film releases nationwide in ten markets on Friday.

The film stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene of “Twilight” fame.

In the end, said Spizzirri, who helped found the school and serves as a trustee, there were just too many people relying on him to get the film done.

“We were a family production, trying to make a family movie,” Spizzirri said.

“A Warrior’s Heart” is about a star lacrosse player named Conor who runs into trouble after his father’s death in the Iraq War. He’s sent to a training camp to learn about maturity and sportsmanship from one of his father’s old comrades in the Marines.

Dugard said he wrote it for his son who played lacrosse on the school’s team.

For more:  http://www.ocregister.com/news/spizzirri-329412-dugard-film.html

Lacrosse Movies: “A Warrior’s Heart” To Spotlight Prep Lacrosse In December 2 Premiere

Lacrosse Movies: “A Warrior’s Heart” Official Trailer Released Ahead Of December 2 Opening (Video)

Twilight’s Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene re-team in a story of young love and the true meaning of sportsmanship and life. Coming to select theaters and on Video On Demand December 2nd!