BreakThru Films

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Breakthru Films
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 2002 (2002)
Founder Hugh Welchman
Headquarters United Kingdom

BreakThru Films is a film production company based in London, Warsaw and Dublin. The company concentrates mostly in the production of short and feature films, animation, documentary and live-stage shows.


BreakThru Films was founded in 2002 by Hugh Welchman, initially producing a number of short films before diversifying into feature, animation and theatre-based projects.

In 2007, they produced Alex, a stage show based on the Daily Telegraph comic strip of the same name, that combined live performances and animation. It premiered in London West End in Autumn 2007 and has since been touring in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

In 2008, the BreakThru animated short, Peter and the Wolf, won an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated).[1] They have also produced a number of live-action films, such as Scratch and The Last Thakur, as well as the upcoming The Flying Machine, a film which combines live-action and animation, and stars Heather Graham and Lang Lang.

As well as developing their own productions, BreakThru have served as Visual Effects producers for La Vie En Rose, and were the UK distributor for the 2006 animated film, Free Jimmy.

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