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:

Brittany Armstrong
Writer / Director
2022, In vivid color, Participant
Pavel Georgiev
Sound Mixer
2021, UFO: The Truth, Sound Mixer
Matt Malecki
2021, CHLOPI, Szymek
Alyssa Renzi
Director of Photography
2020, Surviving Death, Assistant Camera
James Reilly
Production Assistant
2020, Surviving Death, Production Assistant
James Reilly
Production Assistant
2019, Preppie Murders, Production Assistant
Tomi Jatto
2019, Broken, Abigail
2019, Broken, Sound Assistant/ Boom Operator
2019, Broken, Mallory
Nancy Dionne
2018, #Times Up #Metoo for Academy Awards Segment, Assistant
Josh Burdett
2017, Loving Vincent, Zoave
Three Mills Studios, London
Ann Rose
2017, Discovery Impact Development, Writer / Producer
Dan Trotta
2017, Blood and Water, Writer/Co-Creator
Stephanie De John
Production Assistant
2016, Untitled Documentary, Freelance Transcriber
Kathryn O Donovan
Closed Captioner
2016, Untitled Boston Project, Transcriber
Michelle Achino
Editor (Assistant)
2016, Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, Assistant Editor
Amerjit Deu
2016, Helpline, Father
2016, God of War documentary, Assistant Editor
2016, Broken, Mallory
Chats Palace
2016, Addiction, Director

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Alternative Company Names

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