tribesmen playing lacrosse and is credited with naming the sport. Legend tells us that Brébeuf thought the webbed sticks used by the Iroquois resembled a shepard's crook or a crosier that bishops used during their worship services.

In 1649, Jean de Brébeuf was captured by the Iroquois during an attack on the Huron tribe. On March 16th the Iroquois tortured him, gave him a mock baptism with boiling water, and they killed him. The first man who ever wrote about the game of lacrosse was martyred... a tragic ending for certain.

I've written the compelling story of Jean de Brébeuf into the screenplay of UN1TY and I want to give you a sneak-peek at the script. Allow me to set it up... It's a powerful scene where history buff Coach McKinney leads a chapel service at the school where he coaches lacrosse. The scene takes place in an auditorium full of high-schoolers and as it begins the kids are goofing off, but by the end he has their full and undivided attention.

Enjoy,

Kent C. Williamson

UN1TY Writer/Director

AN OLD DEAD GUY, THE SPORT OF LACROSSE, AND A SNEAK-PEEK OF THE SCREENPLAY UN1TY...

On March 16, 2011 we marked the 362nd anniversary of the death of Jean de Brébeuf. Who's that? And what does an old dead guy have to do with the sport of Lacrosse and the film UN1TY?

Brébeuf was a French Jesuit preist who was a missionary to North America in the 1630's and 40's. He was the first man to document the Iroquois