Lehigh midfielders Cameron and Roman Lao-Gosney played key roles in the lacrosse movie Crooked Arrows, which opens in select theatres on Friday (May 18). The twins were both part of the Coventry team, the prep school which the Crooked Arrows play. Roman wears #21 and Cameron #25; they appear in numerous scenes, with Roman having one speaking part as well.
Both Cameron and Roman hope to pursue careers in film, so the movie experience fit in perfectly with their career goals. Roman tried out for the lacrosse scenes this past summer after seeing an ad for the tryouts. Cameron had suffered a minor injury so couldn’t try out, but since training camp was a couple weeks later, he was able to participate as well.
“The first week was training camp where we just rehearsed the plays in the movie over and over so we could get them perfect for filming,” said Roman. “Then after training camp, we did about a week of filming all the plays for the movie.”
About the Movie
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…