THE BLOG

29
Jan

VOICE-OVER CASTING

VOICE-OVER CASTING!!

Project:  Non-Union :30 v/o spot
Date:  in 2 weeks
Location:  NYC
Rate:  $1000

Seeking-  Female RECOGNIZABLE voice

Submit headshot/resume/links to:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

28
Jan

The Sundance Experience

INSPIRATION was the lasting impression we were left with for our first time at Sundance.  Everything about it, from the majestic snow capped mountain tops, to the genuinely kind people of Utah, to how the festival was operated as a whole and of course, to the fiercely talented writers/directors/film makers/talent who were chosen to compete at the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.  This is no joke.  These are the best of the best in independent film making and I now know a little better, what quality film should look like.

The highlights were of course, supporting Jim Mickle’s COLD IN JULY and David Cross’ HITS and seeing our favorite recording artist Guy Sebastian, perform at the ASCAP Music Café.  We also managed to catch a few fantastic screenings including the very memorable WHIPLASH and THE GREEN PRINCE.

Thank you again to all the talent who took part in COLD IN JULY  and HITS.  Your presence in these films made all the difference to the films’ story.  Keep your eyes peeled for it’s future screenings at a theater new you.

Guys Sebastian’s single, LIKE A DRUM is out now:  http://smarturl.it/Like.A.Drum.  Soon to follow will be the US release of the LIKE A DRUM music video!!!

BreakThrough is forever grateful to have taken part in these wonderful projects.

For those of you who like movies but have never been to Sundance, I highly suggest that you take the trip and give it a try at least once in your life.

10 Days of Different  – 2014 Sundance Film Festival:

http://youtu.be/d3e3pSY4EYM

http://www.sundance.org/

 

COLD IN JULY

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HITS

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GUY SEBASTIAN

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THE FALLS

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LILY KERSHAW

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ROBERT DeLONG

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MONARCH

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20
Jan

Strange Bird – Short Film (2014)

Congratulations to Patrick Clark for nailing the principal role of Simon, a sociopath, in the new short film, Strange Bird.  Strange Bird questions the nature of evil.  Where does it come from? What does it look like? Most importantly, can it be stopped?

Patrick Clark - Simon Strange Bird

Patrick Clark – Simon
Strange Bird

Also, thank you to  Daniel Mecca and Conor O’Donnell for trusting BreakThrough with your film.  To learn more about Strange Bird check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strange-Bird/215916665257878 and follow their progress.

09
Jan

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!!

New Year — New Web Site!

Welcome to our newly designed web site!  We’re so proud of it as it better represents who we are and what we do.  Good work stems from the amazing team behind it.   While the design of the website was born from our collective vision of how best to project BreakThrough, Dana and Brian Lockhart were instrumental in collecting those ideas and having them perform as we like to think we do; quickly, efficiently and beautifully. Thank you to you both.

Thank you Cliff Vick for your support, assistance and friendship.

We are looking forward to 2014 but not without a re-cap of 2013!

2013 was a turning point for BreakThrough.  We kicked off the year with the addition of Johanna Tacadena as partner.  Johanna took off running and quickly put her fingerprint on our casting calls and submissions.  Our testimonials reflect Johanna’s impact on how we do business.  Because she is a working actor, she is a constant resource to actors on how to improve their tools, craft, and ultimately book the job!

We had an incredible summer with the honor of working on 2 indie films:  COLD IN JULY and HITS

Thank you to Amy Hutchings for the partnership on COLD IN JULY.  Because of your generosity and trust, we had an experience of a lifetime and met incredible people.

To Jim Mickle:  An amazing, hands-on director that we absolutely loved working with.  You have our un-ending support with COLD IN JULY and all future projects.

To the COLD IN JULY production team:  Thank you for showing us what a tight, efficient team looks like.  The entire production was a master class on so many levels.  Hoping our paths cross again.

During the production of COLD IN JULY, we were called upon to assist with HITS, directed by David Cross.  We reached out to Dana Lockhart for assistance which was another turning point for BreakThrough.  Dana did an incredible job and did it with respect and kindness for everyone – every day.  We quickly realized that we needed Dana on our team permanently.  We offered her partnership and lucky for us, she said YES!  Dana represents our vision.  Do excellent work, have fun doing it and do it with generosity and kindness.   Dana’s skills are limitless:  producer, director, writer, actor and of course casting director — she continues to surprise us every day with her incredible intelligence, insight and outpouring generosity.

Thank you to the HITS production team.  If there is a template on how to make a good movie that includes everyone on set enjoying themselves while trusting that each role of production is performing at their best, well this is the film and these are the people who make it happen.  Congratulations on being tapped for Sundance, it is well-deserved!

Thanks to the Screen Actors Guild

LIKE A DRUM/Guy Sebastian music video production team, thank you. A perfect example of how a production can benefit by filming in the Hudson Valley.  Middletown, NY proved to be a most accommodating city towards production.  Mayor Joe DeStefano and Maria Bruni jumped into action to provide the shoot access and ease of filming as did Jennifer D’Andrea of the Orange County Arts Council/Orange County NY Film Office.  The video is beautiful as a result.  Guy Sebastian will be playing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café to perfectly complement all of our 2013 ventures.

 

 TO OUR NEW CLIENTS:

We value every relationship and appreciate the trust you placed in us this year.  It is our pleasure to add the following clients to our roster:

Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley

Ellenbogen Creative Media

Elant

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Focus Media

Orange Regional Medical Center

Ashworth Creative

TEG Federal Credit Union

Xerox

Velocity Communications

Veria Living

Rich Kaelin, Kaelin Motion Productions

United Services Administrations

Strategic Advantage International

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CLIENTS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING:

Dina Pace Shackelford, Pace Productions

Ed Roy, J6 Media Works

 

TO OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Growing our community relationships was a highlight this year and something close to BreakThrough’s vision.  It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know the following organizations:

BCDF PICTURES

HUDSON VALLEY FILM COMMISSION

ORANGE COUNTY NY FILM OFFICE

NYWIFT

UPSATE INDEPENDENTS  

UPWIFT (Heidi Philipsen, Amy Hutchings, Heidi Eklund, Jane Cottrell, Meira Blaustein, Tracy Cring, Gaby Allen)

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

HOBOKEN FILM FESTIVAL

To all the ACTORS that shared their talent and passion with us – THANK YOU.  None of this would be possible without you.  Thank you for your support and for sharing BreakThrough’s story.  Here’s to more work in the Hudson Valley and beyond!

 

SPECIAL MENTION TO:   

Jason Fisch, Fisch Internet Solutions

Heidi Eklund

Paul Dekaj of Noble Coffee Roasters

Oscar Rivas, Rivaucci

“Gold” Wilkerson

Matt Dorcas, ND Pro Media

Nuby DeLeon, ND Pro Media

Gloria Bonelli

Jillian Fisher

Philip Russo

Elijah Kim, Elijah Kim Photography

John Cole, John Cole Photos

Tom Moore, Tom Moore Photo

Cristina Parvu, Parvu PR

Kevin Craig West

Tina Disisto

Terry Leroy

Marion

Rose McGregor

Tony Garnier

James Horvath

 

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS:

Thanks to the following special people for helping with the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Project:

 

Lorenzo & Eufemia Tacadena of Far East Mart for organizing Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Johanna, Laurie & Addie Tacadena

Elvie & Jimmy Abordo

Gawad Kalinga

RDR Cargo

Barbara Sklar, Relay for Relief

Sandra Riley

Steven O’Connor

Yoel Emmanuel

Jon Cring

EVERYONE WHO GAVE DONATIONS AND SUPPORT

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

AARON BERK & ERIC LARSON:  For all your support from the rooftop to sharing your talents – Love

FRANK BARRIERA, 6th Planet PRODUCTIONS:  Thanks for the never-ending support, inspiration and love.

MICHAEL WALTERS:  Thanks for always being available when the phone rang and for supporting us now and always.

JULIANNA AUSTIN:  Thank you for your help with social media and for keeping us on the pulse of what’s trending, hip, and cool — like you!

ANNA GALLIO:  Thanks for the last minute tweets, twits, whatever they’re called.  For always being there- no matter what.

BRETT GALLIO:   You saved our Skype audition day- thank you!

BRIAN GALLIO:   Hearing you say you’re proud of BreakThrough is almost as good as hearing you play your music.

TO OUR FRIENDS & FAMILIES:   Thank you for putting up with our schedules and for loving us unconditionally.

 

 

 

 

09
Jan

Guy Sebastian will be performing at Sundance!!! (2014)

Another exciting addition to the Sundance Film Festival will be Guy Sebastian performing at the ASCAP Music Café, and BreakThrough will be there!
Guy will be performing at the Sundance Film Festival! Catch me on January 17 & 18, 4pm at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe!For all info, go to http://bit.ly/1bJROq8
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09
Jan

HITS goes to Sundance!!! (2013)

Congratulations to David Cross and everyone involved with HITS as they make their way to Sundance Film Festival!  BREAKTHROUGH is so proud to be a part of this film and will be at Sundance supporting you!!!

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/14060/hits

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09
Jan

COLD IN JULY goes to Sundance!!! (2013)

Congratulations to Jim Mickle and everyone involved with COLD IN JULY as they make their way to Sundance Film Festival!  BREAKTHROUGH is so proud to be a part of this film and will be at Sundance supporting you!!!

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13949/cold_in_july

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09
Jan

Dinner with James Pentaudi of Albany Talent

Had a wonderfully entertaining dinner with the fabulous James Pentaudi of Albany Talent.

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09
Jan

A perfect example of the quality work being produced right in our back yard.  After seeing Dana & Paul perform in BREAKTHROUGH’S Monologue Mixer, Oscar Rivas of Rivaucci booked them as principals for his short film, “Broken Xmas”.  Congratulations to Oscar Rivas and all those involved with this film!

http://vimeo.com/82154555

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http://Rivaucci.com

 

 

09
Jan

Guy Sebastian’s LIKE A DRUM hit PLATINUM in Australia!

Guy Sebastian’s LIKE A DRUM hit PLATINUM in Australia!  Looking forward to the US Release.
There’s no stopping Guy Sebastian! His latest single ‘Like A Drum’ has just reached PLATINUM!
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