Breakthrough acquires two Canuck films for Cannes


Ahead of the Cannes Film Festival, Breakthrough Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Canada, for the theatrical features Cubicle Warriors and Looking is the Original Sin.

Jeff Stephenson’s office comedy Cubicle Warriors is about two finance grads who try to stop an investment bank from closing a crooked deal involving student loans. The film, starring Alan Thicke, Michael Seater, Laura Vandervoort, Nicholas Campbell and Joe Dinico, is written by Adam Bradley and Robert Budreau.

Budreau and Joe Boccia are producing, while Bradley and Productivity Media’s William Santor and John Hills are exec producing.

Looking is the Original Sin, written and directed by Gail Harvey, stars Katie Boland, Maria Del Mar and Linda Hamilton. The film follows a daughter’s haunting and emotional search to find her mother.

Both films will have their world premieres at the Cannes market.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 15 to 26, 2013.