A film by John Swetnam BREAKING THROUGH is a coming-of-age dance drama for the YouTube generation. Story revolves around Casey Wright, a young dancer who is discovered on YouTube by an up-and-coming talent scout. When Casey gets thrust into the modern world of internet celebrity and culture, she must find a way to balance her true identity with her online persona, or risk losing herself and everything she cares about. From the writer of STEP UP: ALL IN and nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend, comes a groundbreaking film that bridges the gap between film, music, dance and the internet.
TRAILER & MAKING OF
Fabio Golombek (Producer) oversees all FJ Productions in the United States since 2002. Fabio, as the president of FJ Productions, coordinates a number of programs such as The Hollywood News Report TV (HBO and syndication), Hollywood News in 3D (Sky and Orange), As Ultimas de Hollywood (SONY Entertainment), Hollywood Buzz (TNT) and 2 seasons of Hollywood Uncut. Since 2010, he has produced Bed and Breakfast, a feature film starring Dean Cain and Juliana Paes which was distributed worldwide, The Brazilian (Mariel Hemingway, Dean Cain & F.Machado) and co-produced Open Road. In 2013 he produced the award winning Like Sunday, Like Rain (Written and directed by Frank Whaley) with Leighton Meester, Debra Messing and Billie Joe Armstrong. In 2014 he produced EXPERIMENTER, directed by M.Almereyd with Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, selected to premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film. He is also the executive producer of the award winning show Planeta Brasil (TV Globo International), and producer of shows such as Shape Up (Fox), Shop the World, Martial Arts 360 and Zen Zone. Fabio is a member of the Producers Guild of America PGA, IDA and NALIP.
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A successful businessman for over 20 years, he has produced the feature films Bed and Breakfast (with Dean Cain and Juliana Paes), Open Road (Andy Garcia, Juliette Lewis and Camila Belle), more recently The Brazilian. Uri had also produced the award winning films Predilection and I Love Candy. He is recently overseeing the development of a series of features including Arigo (Alan Arkin), El Camino (written and directed by Ted Melfi) and Like Sunday, Like Rain (Written and directed by Frank Whaley).
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Executive Producer, Soundtrack
John Legend (Executive Producer, soundtrack) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Winner of nine Grammy Awards and honored with the Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Aside from many songs of his and work on other artists from Kanye West to Alicia Keys, Legend just topped Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single "All of Me". With four albums under his belt, his career as an actor also lists appearances in movies and TV shows such as “Sesame Street”, “Las Vegas”, “Royal Pains” and others. Aside from being the executive producer, John has the official soundtrack song, produced exclusively for the movie.
WRITER AND DIRECTOR
John SwetnamJohn Swetnam was an "Air Force Kid" and grew up all over the world. He sold his first spec script EVIDENCE to Bold Films, which was released in 2013. His next spec, INTO THE STORM, was setup at New Line Cinema with Broken Road producing and was released August 8th, 2014. He was brought on to script the fifth installment of the half-billion dollar dance franchise, STEP UP: ALL IN, which was also released August 8th, 2014. The films have grossed nearly a quarter billion dollars worldwide at the box office. In addition, he has several other scripts currently in development at studios, including action-thriller SPINBACK at Lionsgate/Summit and UNTITLED MARTIAL ARTS PROJECT at New Line Cinema. In 2013, he launched his production company, Mad Horse Films, and wrote, produced and made his feature directorial debut with BREAKING THROUGH, now in post-production. John holds a BA from MTSU and an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Sophia Aguiar (Casey) has been part of the movie sequel “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”, was part of Britney Spears’ 2011 world tour “Femme Fatale” and is currently performing on the superstar’s Las Vegas residency “Piece Of Me”.
Jordan Rodrigues (JJ) has been part of several TV Shows along his career. Among them he’s been part of “The Fosters”, “Dance Academy”, “Camp”, “Better Man” and “Home Away”.
Robert Roldan (Drew) was featured in many different TV Shows in the past years of his career. From “Glee”, “Dancing With The Stars”, “All The Right Moves” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to “Chasing 8s”and “Motive.”
Taeko McCarroll (Michelle) is a graduated dancer and musician. She was part of the PussyCat Dolls Las Vegas pit, as well as “America’s Best Dance Crew”, TV Commercials and music videos.
Marissa Heart (Tara) has had many TV appearances, not only as a dancer, but as a contortionist. She has performed both of her talents at the “American Music Awards”, “Glee”, “The Voice” and many others. Marissa was also dancing for Kanye West on the “Yeezus Tour”.
Jay Ellis (Quinn) has had many small and big parts on tv shows and movies. Featured since 2005, he’s been part of “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “iCarly”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, to name a few.
Bruna Marquezine (Roseli) is a Brazilian starlet started acting at the age of five and has been featured in over seven Brazilian soap operas. Just recently, at age 18, she took the leading act at “Em Família” the latest prime time soap opera in Brazil. She has also starred in many children films.
Les Twins (selves – Larry and Laurent) popularly known as “Les Twins” or Larry “Ca Blaze” Bourgeois and Laurent “Lil Beast” Bourgeois, are a hip hop dance duo originating from Sarcelles, France. The twin brothers have appeared on TV shows such as “Incroyable Talent” and The “Ellen DeGeneres Show”. They have performed with Beyoncé Knowles at her “On The Run Tour” and at the MTV Video Music Awards. They have danced for Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, and were part of the “Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour”.
Anitta (self) is a Brazilian singer that in 2013, took over the radio stations in Brazil and Portugal with her first smash hit “Show das Poderosas”. Her second and third albums went double platinum and gold. In 2013 she was iTunes Brazil’s artist of the year.
Poreotics (self) is an Asian American all-male dance crew from Westminster, California. Formed in 2007, they came in 1st place in the USA division of the 2009 and 2010 Hip-Hop Internationals among other competitions. In 2010, they were the champions of America's Best Dance Crew. On 2011 they were crowned as Team of the Year at the World of Dance Awards.