BreakThru Films Sp. z o.o.
Gdański Park Naukowo-Technologiczny
ul. Trzy Lipy 3
80-172 Gdańsk, Poland
tel. +48 (58) 333 47 33
tel. kom. +48 668 685 415 or +48 696 839 939
www.breakthrufilms.co.uk lub www.breakthrufilms.pl
The company produces animated and feature films and provides their international distribution. Breakthru Films has its offices in London, Warszawa and Łódź. Hugh Welchman was a grant-holder of Sam Mendes Shakespeare Prize and produced short films for Monthy Pyton. He is a co-founder of the Master Classes for British Filmmakers Association and has supervised postproduction of the first and largest CG animation realized in Great Britain.
The most famous production of the company is the Academy Award winner ‘Peter and the Wolf’. It was produced by BreakThru Films and Se-ma-for. The production has been presented on TV, in cinemas and in concert halls accompanied by symphony orchestra live music performances all over the world.’ Peter and the Wolf’ has been available on DVD and distributed in Poland, across the Europe and in the U.S.
BreakThru Films was responsible for special effects in ‘La Vie en Rose’, a biographic film about Edith Piaf (Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award winner). The company was also a co-producer and distributor (for Great Britain and Poland) of the film ‘Free Jimmy’. The picture closed The Week of Film Critics at the Cannes Film Festival and won Crystal for best featured film at the International Film Festival and Market in Annecy in 2007. One of the BreakThru’s latest projects has been’ Projekt Chopin’ (music animated film based on the Master’s best known compositions), which has been realized as a part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s birthday. BreakThru Films has received over twenty awards at various international festivals (e.g. two nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Art Award BAFTA, official selection in Cannes, the Annency Crystal, Canal+ Award, TCM, Rose D’Or and Oscar® for best short animated film). They attest to BreakThru’s professionalism and impeccable reputation in the film industry.
Since 2008 BreakThru Films has been collaborating with ITV GLOBAL CONTENT and ITV PRODUCTIONS, one of the leading production companies (member of the ITV group), which produces over 3,000 hours of programme every year.