BREAK Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions Announce That UK Thriller BREAK Is Out On DVD & Digital Download On August 31
BREAK Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions are proud to announce the British independent thriller BREAK will be out on DVD on 31st August and available in Asda, Morrison, HMV & Amazon and digital download via iTunes, Sky Box Office and Virgin.
BREAK, written and directed by Michael Elkin, stars Sam Gittins, Luke Mably, Terri Dwyer, David Yip Jamie Foreman, Adam Deacon and the late Rutger Hauer in his final role.
The film held a much publicised, star-studded World Premiere last month in London and was the first ever UK premiere to be held at a Drive-In. With sound beamed into cars via FM transmission and food delivered to your car, the Drive-In concept fulfilled all safety criteria in these troubled times, and provided an immersive and entertaining evening for all.
BREAK is also currently on tour across the country and will have multiple screenings at various Dive In locations, for more information please go to Break Films.
Filmed in Sheffield’s world famous Crucible Theatre, London and Beijing, this life affirming rags-to-riches story follows the troubled but talented Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins) a gifted, inner-city kid, wasting his life on petty crime and violence, until a chance encounter with Chinese stranger and former ‘eight ball’ pool champion, Vince Qiang (David Yip) and tough guy club owner Ray (Rutger Hauer) presents him with the opportunity to turn his life around.
When tragedy strikes, Spencer finally breaks away from his so-called friends and all the negative influences of his life - which include the UK’s current issues with drugs, violence and knife crime - but with Qiang’s guidance Spencer makes a bid for a prestigious snooker tournament held in Beijing…but can he overcome his demons and use the talents he was blessed with?
The film also features appearances by British snooker star Jack Lisowski, Chinese sensation Liang Wenbo and World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty. The film was made with the support of World Snooker and Matchroom and coincides with Sheffield’s 2020 World Snooker Championship.
Dean Fisher is the producer alongside actress/producer Terri Dwyer.
BREAK was due to be released in April, but due to Covid-19 this was pushed back. Producer & actress Terri Dwyer said “Being an independent film, we were hugely effected by Covid-19. After a hugely successful premiere we have been touring across the UK at other Drive-In venues. We are now delighted to be able to release BREAK on DVD and digital download for anyone who wasn’t able to attend our Drive-Ins so you can now watch it in the comfort of your own home."
*BREAK marks Scanner-Rhodes’ tenth feature film in its 20th anniversary year*
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BREAK is out on DVD on 31st August and available in Asda, Morrison, HMV & Amazon and digital download via iTunes, Sky Box Office and Virgin. For more information, please go to breakfilms.co.uk. Follow @BrEAK_Film on Twitter and/or @breakukfilm on Instagram & Facebook for more news.
KEY CAST INFORMATION:
Sam Gittins (Spencer Pryde) - Sam Gittins (The Liberator, Await Further Instructions, Obey) is a BRIT school graduate, born in Luton and raised in south London. He has been working professionally as an Actor since the age of eighteen. Sam has received great acclaim for his work within Television and Film, including a “Best Actor” award in the Southampton International Film Festival.
Rutger Hauer (Ray) – Acclaimed actor Rutger Hauer has starred in countless films including Blade Runner, The Hitcher, True Blood, and many more. He has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads and action heroes to sinister villains. The Golden Globe winning actor was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands and died on July 19th, 2019. Break was sadly Rutgers final film role
David Yip (Qiang) - David Yip (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, A View to a Kill, Fortitude) was born in Liverpool to a Chinese father and Liverpudlian mother. He trained at E15 Acting School, London in 1973 and has since worked in Film, Television, Theatre and radio both in the UK and Internationally.
Adam Deacon (Weasel) - BAFTA winning actor Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Shank, The Intent 2) is an actor and rapper from East London. Adam began acting at the age of 12 when he trained at the famous Anna Scher School.
Jamie Foreman (Monty) – Jamie Foreman Jamie Foreman (The Bromley Boys, Layer Cake, Oliver Twist, Elizabeth, Inkheart) was born in Bermondsey, south London in 1958 and has appeared in more than thirty movies and countless TV and theatre productions, including a long stint in BBC TV’s EastEnders.
Luke Mably (Spencer’s Dad, Terry) - Luke Mably (28 Days Later, Exam, The Prince and Me) who trained at The Birmingham School of Acting is an outstanding actor who was described by one critic as a “blend of an introverted Burton and a tormented Brando – a performer to relish”. In 2015, he gained 15-20 pounds of muscle mass to play the role of Shawn in ‘Rise of the Footsoldier 2’.
Terri Dwyer (Cathy Pryde) – Terri is a versatile actress with almost 20 years’ experience on both the small and big screens. After playing one of the lead roles in Hollyoaks for many years, she turned to presenting and had huge success on shows including Loose Women, 60 Minute Makeover and This Morning. Her vast contribution to the industry now also sees Terri producing her own films.