Howard (William Emmons) is a successful lawyer who breaks away from reality after discovery of his wife’s affair. He struggles to move on and gets himself into sex, drugs and violence. As the story unfolds, it is clear that there is only one way out for him.
Gold Remi Award - 44th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival Orson Welles Award - California Film Awards Award Of Excellence and Best Actor (student) - Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011 Denali Award - Alaska International Film Awards 2011
Official Selection - Hollyshorts 2011 Film Festival Official Selection - Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Official Selection - Indie Spirit Film Festival Official Selection - U.S. International Film & Video Festival 2011 Official Selection - FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2011 Official Selection - Singapore International Film Festival 2011
This short film is derived from a mixture of stories of friend’s and my love life. I want to tell a story in its most sincere form, one that forces the viewer to think about what love means in this modern society. The line between making and breaking is but a thin one. Hence the title, BREAK.
BREAK stands for everyone’s boiling point. The moment of the decision between fight or flight. The film explores the dark side of love in the 20th century where sex and violence are suppressed and how people deal with these temptations in their social circle.
Where bleakness and betrayal are abound and a war brews between the protagonist’s psyche and the outer world. The story is deconstructed to lead the viewer to discovery by looking at the protagonist’s plight in through skewed storytelling, revealing its crux that life is not just about one man.
I know that experiencing love is not enough to tell a story about it. I found myself asking questions while conducting research for the film. Do fairy tales exist? Must all good things come to an end? Do things change as the world moves along with time? Most people use the breakup as an excuse for themselves to tear away from reality. A leopard can’t change its spots. We will never be content, and our beliefs will always be shaken by temptation.
Written / Directed by: RAY PANG Produced by: RAY PANG Co-produced: JORDAN TEPLITZKY Director of Photography: SHELLEY FARTHING-DAWE Production Designer: JACKY LEE
Edited by: RAY PANG, BOB NGUYEN 1st Assistant Director: ZOE CARZINO Production Manager: LEO FLANDER Original Music by: NATASHA MOSZENIN Sound Design: JOHN-PAUL BEIROUTY Casting: JORDAN TEPLITZKY
Camera Assist: SAM HADDEN Clapper Loader: BOB NGUYEN Sound Recordist: RHYS GAMBLE Boom Operator: RAY PRATAMA Wardrobe: JACKY LEE
Art Dept. Assistants: STEPHANIE CLARK, KHEEN RUI MUSCLE Special Effects Make-up/Hair: TAMSIN SCRIMSHAW, ERIN MOSS Make-up Standby: AGNES GEROCS Key Grip: DAVID MUSIAL
Grips: TOBIAS WILLIS,NICK KOZAKIS Stunt Coordinator: BRETT ANDERSON Script Supervisor: CAROLINA FONESCA Unit Manager: KATHERINE ATKINS Catering: EMILY HSIEH, LESTER HO Runners: MIA HILDEBRAND, NICK KOZAKIS Stunt Vehicle: FABIAN KWOK" " " " Stills Photographer: ROSETTA MUSIAL
Behind the Scenes: KATRINA BEVAN Title Design: JOHN FAN
Howard --- WILLIAM EMMONS Sandra --- ERIN HUTCHING Mary --- FRANCESCA WATERS Monica --- KIM ROSS
Roy --- NATHAN REYNOLDS Stevie --- STEPHEN ALLEN Rod --- MARCELLO IANNO Bouncer --- ROHAN GATHERCOLE Drug Dealer --- SAM HADDEN Junkie --- BOB NGUYEN Customers --- ROD BARR, ANNETTE MAYSTON, ZOE CARZINO, JACKY LEE William --- BRYCE HARDY
Smith --- WILLIAM JONES Extras --- ALEXANDER SPROULE LAGOS, GIUSEPPE ALBERTINI CASSIN, KATHERINE KERR, KYLEE ELLIS, MARTIN SJASTAD, NICK KOZAKIS, STEPHANIE CLARK, STEPHANIE HALL, TIM BUCHHORN, KATRINA BEVAN, SAM HADDEN, TOBIAS WILLIS, MIA HILDEBRAND Stunts --- DANIEL SOLIS, BRYCE HARDY, WILLIAM JONES, BRETT ANDERSON, SAM HADDEN
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