John Legend, Madonna team up for film 'Breaking Through'
none (Philstar.com) - September 15, 2015 - 2:55am

MANILA, Philippines - The upcoming intense dance movie “Breaking Through,” went for a unique casting call that had producer John Legend teamed up with Madonna’s DanceOn.

It is one of the leading YouTube dance video networks that serves as a source for undiscovered talent which was also founded by Guy Oseary, Allen DeBevoise and CEO Amanda Taylor.

John Legend, a multiple Emmy Award-winner also produced original music for “Breaking Through” and has pooled together the most talented dancers and choreographers in the movie.

John Swetnam, known for his breakthrough screenwriting work in “Step Up All In” that reached blockbuster status, pens the movie’s screenplay and takes on the director’s chair.

“Breaking Through” is a modern coming-of-age dance film for the YouTube generation which follows the journey of talented dancer Casey Wright (Sophia Aguiar), a 21-year-old small town girl with dreams of stardom.

After her online hip-hop dance videos are noticed by a Hollywood talent scout, she becomes an overnight sensation. As her popularity rises, Casey risks losing herself and everything she cares about, all for the sake of music and fame.

On writing and directing “Breaking Through,” director Swetnam explains that he researched on the current various types of underground venues that were featuring the latest dance styles. While doing so, he discovered that the new sub-culture of dance is really the Internet itself.

Eventually he also discovered incredible dancers for the movie and revealed that the movie is more character-driven that was shot in raw using hand-held cameras.

The movie also boasts of a talented cast that includes Julie Warner, Jordan Rodrigues, Robert Roldan, Jay Ellis, Carlito Olivero, Bruna Marquezine, Shaun Brown, Dominic Sandoval, Taylor Locascio and Lindsey Stirling.

“Breaking Through” opens in theaters nationwide this September 23 from Axinite Digicinema.

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