Break - Film Premiere
Set in Sheffield’s world famous Crucible Theatre, London and Beijing, this life affirming rags-to-riches story follows the troubled but talented Spencer Pryde.
Brought up in a rough area in London, (rundown council estate in London) father (Luke Mably, 28 Days Later, The Prince & Me) in prison and absent from his childhood, mother (Terri Dwyer, 13 Graves, Hooligan Legacy,) trying to provide for the family, Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins, Call the Midwife, Ray & Liz, Obey) is one step away from ending up like his father with no future. Surrounded by knife-crime, drug dealing and an insurmountable debt hanging over him, Spencer is given an opportunity to rise above this inevitable ending, by the help of an old friend of his father’s, a former ‘eight ball’ pool champion, Vincent Qiang (David Yip, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Chinese Detective, A View to Kill, Entrapment).
With Qiang’s guidance and a debt from the notorious gangster Ray (Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner, The Hitcher, True Blood), Spencer makes a bid for a snooker tournament in Beijing, to secure his future and use his God-given talents to rise up from the crime-ridden streets of London. With the help of his crush Sally (Sophie Stevens, The Haunted, The Black Prince), Spencer is left to fight his inner demons and prove to his loved ones that he can make a break, for a better life.
BREAK also stars Jamie Foreman and features appearances by British snooker star Jack Lisowski, Chinese sensation Liang Wenbo and World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty.