Nicholas Erb (Todd Smallhouse)
Hailing from Omak, Washington, young Nick is a Colville tribal member and a student at the Pascal Sherman Indian School. When he first was chosen for the role of Todd during the highly competitive open casting sessions, Nick admitted, "I've never done movie acting before." The directors are more enthusiastic. "Nick walked away with the role," says Christine Sullivan. "Nick became the character immediately," says Joel Metlen. "I incorporated his improvisations into the script."
Nick spent his free time during the shoot playing video games and sharing his favorite hip-hop tracks with the crew.