Breakthru Films

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Founded by producer Hugh Welchman, BreakThru Films is a London- and Warsaw-based prize-winning film and animation production company, handling its own international sales and domestic distribution.

BreakThru established its reputation with its slate of prize-winning shorts which have collected over twenty international awards & nominations, including two BAFTA nominations, an official selection at Cannes, the Annecy Cristal and Annecy Audience awards, Canal+ Prize, TCM prize, the Rose D’ Or as well as an Oscar for Best Short Animation Film for Peter & The Wolf.

In addition to our productions, we were the Visual Effects Producers on the Edith Piaf biopic, “La Vie En Rose”, winner of the Golden Globe, four Baftas and two Academy Awards. We are also the Associate Producers and UK distributors of “Free Jimmy”, starring Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Simon Pegg, David Tenant and Jim Broadbent, which was the closing film for Critic’s Fortnight, at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Annecy Cristal for Best Animated Feature Film.

In the fall of 2007, we brought one of Britain’s best loved cartoon characters, “Alex”, to the theatre, innovatively combining animation with a stellar performance from Robert Bathurst. Appearing in London’s West End, the production has been both a financial and critical success (“Blissfully Funny” Sunday Times; “technically ingenious and irresistibly funny” Daily Telegraph; “Flawless comedy” Time Out). BreakThru are currently working with the “Alex” creators to bring it to cinema screens, and are in post-production on a feature “The Last Thakur”, a Spaghetti Western set in Bangladesh. We’re also at present in post production on “The Lost Town of Switez”, another big screen animation based on a classic, to be accompanied by live orchestras.


Connected mandy members:

Tomi Jatto
Tomi Jatto
Actor
2019, Broken, Abigail
Jackson Midgley
2019, Broken, Sound Assistant/ Boom Operator
Nancy Dionne
Nancy Dionne
Production Assistant
2018, #Times Up #Metoo for Academy Awards Segment, Assistant
Anthony Corindia
2017, Murder Equation, Editor
Josh Burdett
Josh Burdett
Actor
2017, Loving Vincent, Zoave
Three Mills Studios, London
Ann Rose
Ann Rose
Editor
2017, Discovery Impact Development, Writer / Producer
Stephanie De John
Stephanie De John
Production Assistant
2016, Untitled Documentary, Freelance Transcriber
Kathryn O Donovan
Kathryn O Donovan
Closed Captioner
2016, Untitled Boston Project, Transcriber
Kathryn O Donovan
Kathryn O Donovan
Closed Captioner
2016, Untitled Boston Project, Transcriber
Michelle Achino
Michelle Achino
Editor (Assistant)
2016, Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, Assistant Editor
Amerjit Deu
Amerjit Deu
Actor
2016, Helpline, Father
Brixton
Chelsi Bullard
2016, God of War documentary, Assistant Editor
Jacqueline Kirwan
2016, Broken, Mallory
Chats Palace
Nirusha Wijayamohan
2016, Addiction, Director
Jeff Alley
Jeff Alley
Editor (Avid)
2015, The Fashion Fund, Editor
Nina Simone Moore
Nina Simone Moore
Production Co-ordinator
2015, The Fashion Fund, PA
Michael Lewis
2015, Shame and Scandal, Michael
Albany Theatre
Lauren Villone
Lauren Villone
Line Producer
2015, Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, Producers' Assistant
Harry Bennett-Snewin
Harry Bennett-Snewin
DIT / Data Wrangler
2015, Loving Vincent, DIT
Shaun Newnham
2015, Loving Vincent, Drunken Landlord of Night Cafe

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Break thru Films, Break Thru Films 16mm, Breakthrough, Breakthru, Breakthru Films UK, Breakthru Productions., Breakthrufilms