Producer, J. Todd Harris has produced 37 movies in the last 16 years. Mr. Harris’ most recent release is the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated The Kids Are All Right from Universal’s Focus Features. Prior to that he produced the Sundance Film Festival entry Bottle Shock, which was one of 2008’s highest grossing independent films. Mr. Harris has his BA and MBA from Stanford. He's a 12-year member of the producers branch of the Motion Picture Academy.
Producer, Mitchell Peck recently produced Priest, a $70 million 3D vampire-western, for Sony-Screen Gems, which is due for release during the summer of 2011. Peck has sold a dozen movies and television shows to Hollywood’s major studios, including 20th Century Fox, Columbia, New Regency, Disney, MGM, MTV and New Line. Peck played midfield on the undefeated state championship Collegiate high school lacrosse team in Richmond VA, graduated from Columbia University, and attended USC Graduate Film School.
Producer, Adam Leff is a Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair Magazine, a screenwriter and a producer. As a screenwriter, Leff has created multiple big-studio films, including: The Last Action Hero, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; PCU for 20th Century Fox; and Bio-Dome for MGM. Most recently, Leff executive produced the award winning documentary, Valentino: The Last Emperor. Leff is a graduate of Philips Andover and Wesleyan University.
Co-Producer, Ernest Stevens, III works in Advertising, PR and Communications for his tribe in Oneida, Wisconsin. A former standout youth lacrosse player, Stevens has written, directed, edited and produced several short films that have enjoyed success on the regional film festival circuit. Stevens will be coordinating Crooked Arrows’ Native American community, marketing, publicity and philanthropy outreach programs.
Executive Producer, Jeffrey McCormick is a partner of Saturn Partners, an early stage venture capital firm in Boston he founded in 1993. Jeff has built valuable companies in b-to-b commerce, software tools, education, biotechnology, alternative energy and entertainment spaces. He was a first team All American defenseman and co-captain of both Syracuse University's first national championship lacrosse team and the North All Star team. He grew up near the Onondaga reservation and played with and against many Native Americans throughout his career.
Executive Producer, Arthur Maxwell is Founder of AIS, Inc. one of the largest business furniture manufactures in the United States. Jeff founded or ran several enterprises over the past 20 years, including AIS Venture Fund, LP, Harwich One, LLC, Pearl Street Capital Group, Whitefence, EggFusion, and Noram Partners. He serves as a Trustee of the Culinary Institute of America. He attended Boston College and lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Executive Producer, Stephen Brackett has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He currently works with and holds equity in select global asset management and specialized advisory firms in the market in a Senior Advisory role. He was formerly a Managing Director at Lincoln Vale, a global alternative investment management firm. Earlier, Steve was a founding General Partner of Ironside Capital Group, LLC and a co-found of MF Private Capital. Steve has also held senior positions with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Capital Corporation, State Street Business Group, First Winthrop Corporation, and Hoenig and Company. A graduate of Bates, Steve lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Writer, Todd Baird spent a year researching and writing the Crooked Arrows screenplay. For lacrosse authenticity, Baird drew on his personal experience playing on the 1987 Collegiate team with Peck, and later at Denison University. For Native American integrity, Baird consulted heavily with the Smithsonian Institute’s Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies. Baird was signed to the venerable William Morris talent and literacy agency as a screenwriter in 2006.
Casting Director, Rene Haynes is the casting director for New Moon and the upcoming Eclipse; sequels to the incredibly successful Twilight series. Her big break came from casting extras in Dances With Wolves, which has lead to a prestigious list of credits including Terence Malick's The New World and many Native-themed television films and shows: Trail of Tears, Tecumseh's Vision, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Into The West, Black Cloud, The Education Of Little Tree, Crazy Horse, Lakota Woman, and Geronimo.
Line Producer and Production Manager, Mark Donadio and Miriam Marcus. Donadio, with over 20 years of film producing experience, and Marcus, with 12 plus years of experience in the business and producing of new media and film, are one of the leading independent producing teams. Moody Independent Films include American Violet (2009) starring Will Patton and Alfre Woodard, Shuttle (2008) starring Tony Curran, Black Irish (2006) starring Brendan Gleeson and Michael Angarano, Disappearances (2005) starring Kris Kristofferson and Genevieve Bujold, The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2004), and At Last (2004) starring Kelly Lynch and Martin Donovan.
Steve Rash has made over a dozen films during his impressive career; including The Buddy Holly Story, with its 3 Academy Award nominations; Can't Buy Me Love, which introduced Patrick Dempsey; and the hugely successful sequels to American Pie and Bring It On.
Sports-Action Technical Advisor:
Mark Ellis, sports coordinator for Sports Studio, has directed and coached Oscar winning actors and Hall of Fame athletes for 15 years, in more than 30 films, and —along the way—won three ESPY awards for Best Sports Movie of the Year. Sports Studio has played a role in nearly every significan sports film you can think of, including Bad News Bears (1976, 2005), The Longest Yard (1974, 2005), Eight Men Out, The Natural, Miracle, Invincible, The Rookie, The Waterboy, We Are Marshall, Semi-Pro, Any Given Sunday, Jerry McGuire.
VROOM3, Inc., a leading marketing strategy and implementation firm, directs all marketing initiatives on the film, including in-film brand integrations, partnership marketing and promotions.
Jacques Vroom III, President of VROOM3 has led integrated marketing departments at MTV Networks and The Walt Disney Company, working with dozens of leading corporations to promote brands across multiple platforms—while maintaining creative integrity. Prior to his work with MTV, he provided online-marketing services to AOL, American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, and Xerox.
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