Arrow's Michael Rowe Stars In Punk Rock Driven Indie Film, Crown And Anchor'

Michael Rowe is putting aside the genre fair for a character-driven indie film called Crown and Anchor. Rowe, who played Deadshot on the CW series Arrow and will be Ninjak in the upcoming webseries, Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe, also co-wrote the film with Matt Wells and his brother Andrew, who directed it. Rowe and Wells are producing too.

Michael Rowe

The film, made for only $300k, is a punk rock drama that follows officer James Downey (Rowe) who has to head home for his mother funeral. He discovers his estranged cousin Danny (Wells) is keeping the family's petty crime tradition alive but has gotten in over his head with addiction and violence. Seeing his cousin coming apart brings back James' own childhood trauma while he struggles to keep together the family he once wanted to escape. The film also stars Natalie Brown (The Strain), Robert Joy (CSI: NY) and Stephen McHattie (Orphan Black).

The punk rock angle likely comes from Rowe's past as a drummer in a punk band called Bucket Truck. He told me in an interview last year: "I feel like music gave me everything and that punk rock community and those dudes I spent all that time with in the van are what made me who I am." The film features music by bands including Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Project X, Side by Side and others.

The film is set to hit the film festival circuit.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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