SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 – Xenon Pictures and California Pictures in association with Family Productions and Camelot Entertainment Group have announced plans to release the highly anticipated “A Warrior’s Heart.” Written by Martin Dugard and directed by Mike Sears, “A Warrior’s Heart” stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene (“The Twilight Saga”), Chord Overstreet (“Glee”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys and Aliens”), and Gabrielle Anwar (TV’s “Burn Notice”).
Screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival to enthusiastic cheers, “A Warrior’s Heart” has inked a deal for a theatrical, VOD and DVD release.
Not only have early screenings of “A Warrior’s Heart” been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews but the film has also been highly praised by Lacrosse fans who are converging on the Major League Lacrosse Championship in Annapolis, Maryland on August 27th.
Producers Jamie Thompson, 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 in battle, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan starts acting out in self destructive ways until he’s 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 girlfriend Brooklyn (Ashley Greene), Conor embraces the game’s Native American roots and opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship and life.
The Major League Lacrosse League has recognized “A Warrior’s Heart” as the first film to use the sport of Lacrosse as not only the film’s backdrop but as the character building highly watchable sport that Lacrosse fans have identified with for years.
Major League Lacrosse is comprised of six teams across the US and Canada and features players from some of the top academic institutions including Princeton, Syracuse, Duke, and Virginia.
Established in 1986, Xenon Pictures is an independent film and media distribution company specializing in star-driven cutting edge dramas and popular independent films often over-looked by the mainstream studio.
Source: Xenon Pictures