ATLANTA: Now Casting for Faith Based Feature film "Breakthrough"

ATLANTA: Now Casting for Faith Based Feature film "Breakthrough"...From the team who brought you the stage play "A Solidier's Play".

Director: Charmin Lee

Brief Synopsis:

Breakthrough is an inspirational faith based film, which tells the story of a young aspiring ballet dancer (Heaven) who is destined for greatness. Her mother (Faith) is a single parent; facing

many challenges of her own as she supports her daughter’s passion. Her father (Jared) financially supports her; however (Jared) has found new love and is engaged to be married for the first time. Her grandmother (Grace) is the glue that keeps the family together. Heaven journeys take a turn for the worse when she is forced to call the police on her mother’s abusive boyfriend (William). (William) being a first time defender, was charged with a simple assault/misdemeanor and placed on house arrest. Affected by the outcome, (William) becomes psychotic and seeks redemption to prove his love for (Faith). Despite the circumstance, (Heaven) has to cope with the reality of her family’s struggles while pressuring her dreams. As the story unfolds, (Heaven) will

be challenged by tough decisions, pushed to her potential, and embraces her destiny that God has planned for her; His grace over her life will position her path to overcoming life adversities

which will ultimately propel her to greatness.

Character Breakdown:

Principal Cast

[FAITH DRYE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-45]

Faith (African-American) is the mother of Heaven. She comes from a good family, but throughout her life as an adult, she has

struggle financially, moved around countless times, made bad choices with men.

[WILLIAM JENKINS] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-45]

William (African-American) is Faith’s boyfriend. He comes from broken home. Through his struggles, it has been hard for him to find a consistent job; because of his frustration, he drinks heavily and becomes violent and aggressive.

[HEAVEN COOPER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-25]

Heaven (African-American) is a beautiful and extraordinary young woman. However, because of her mother’s struggles, she has

taught herself how to be independent and strong-minded. Her passion is dancing and because of her determination, God has

given her the gift to master the art of classical ballet. ***MUST BE A TRAINED BALLET DANCER***

[GRACE DRYE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 50-60]

Grace (African-American) is the mother of Faith. She is very family orient; she has been a widow for five years and has no intention to remarry. She is very religious and outspoken. She

is retired; therefore she dedicates herself to the church.

[JARED COOPER][GENDER: MALE][AGE: 35-45]

Jared (African-American) is the father of Heaven. He has a good job, which allows him to support his daughter’s passion to

pursuing ballet. His relation with Faith is not best; therefore, both of them tolerate each other for the sake of Heaven.

[OFFICER LORENZO DARYL] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-45]

Lorenzo (Any Ethnicity) has served with the police city force for 10 years and is proud to be a police officer.

SUPPORTING CAST

[OFFICER KEITH MELTON] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20-30]

Keith (Any Ethnicity) is a rookie on the force; he has been a police officer for six months.

[MRS. TOWNSEND] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 30-40]

Mrs. Townsend (Caucasian) has performed as a professional ballet for 15 years. Now, she teaches ballet to aspiring young dancers

at the university.

[DUSTIN SKINNER] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-50]

Skinner (Caucasian) is the Dean at Mercury University. He is proud alumni and supports all programs at the university.

[JENA LOWE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-25]

Jena (Caucasian) is twenty years old; Caucasian. Her parents are

very wealthy; and they put a lot of pressure on her to dance ballet. She has the talent, but it’s not her passion. ***MUST BE A TRAINED BALLET DANCER***

[JUSTIN TURNER] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 18-25]

Justin (African-American) is senior in college and plays basketball for the school. He respects his father role as the major, but he has no interest in politics.

[MICHAEL TURNER] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-50]

Michael Turner (African-American) is the father of Justin. He is a very respectable and honest man. He has been elected again as the city’s major and plans to continue providing opportunities for the community.

[LISA TURNER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 40-50]

Lisa (African-American) is married to Michael. She is very sophisticated; she comes from a political background due to her father being a former major.

[JOHN TOMAS] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-50]

John (Caucasian) is Mr. Turner right-hand man. He served on the campaign with Mr. Turner, securing his victory as the major.

[AMY TOMAS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 40-50]

Amy (Any Ethnicity) married to John; a trophy wife with no interest in politics.

[JANICE TUCKER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-45]

Janice (African-American) is the fiancée to Jared. She loves Jared despite their differences.

[JAN TUNNER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 40-50]

Jan (Caucasian) is the owner of Jan’s Restaurant, which is a family own business.

[DISPATCHER] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 30-40]

(Any Ethnicity); works for the city as a dispatcher.

[DR. YOUNG] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 50-60]

Dr. Young (Any Ethnicity) is well spoken and highly educated.

[HOSTESS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-25]

Alice (Any Ethnicity) has been working as a waitress for two years.

[COACH SMITH] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE 35-45]

Smith (African-American) has been coaching for 10 years as head coach for Mercury University.

[WOMAN] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 40-50]

(Caucasian) The woman is store manager at Dixie Super Market.

[RECEPTIONIST] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-30]

(Any Ethnicity) The receptionist works at the front desk at the hospital.

[NURSE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35]

The nurse (Any Ethnicity) works as

the hospital.

[REBECCA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20-30]

The receptionist (Any Ethnicity) works at the performing arts building.

[WAITRESS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 18-25]

(Any Ethnicity); works at the café as a waitress.

This is a NON UNION, NON PAID opportunity, definitely a resume builder as there are many speaking roles. It is a great film, with a great team attached (I would not be casting otherwise). This week many actors inquired about principal roles...once or twice a year I will take on a project like this if I believe in the film. Breakthrough is one of those projects...yes you will have to work hard and the short term benefits aren't much but think long term.

If you are not willing to work for free I understand, however, do not leave a comment.

Submit Headshots/Resumes to breakthroughfilmcasting@gmail.com

ENTER the ROLE you are submitting for in the SUBJECT line.

Shoot Dates: Late April- Mid May (exact dates TBD)

Thank you,

LaQuanda Plantt

Casting Director

Breakthrough

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