Breakthrough

Breakthrough

credit: Malinda Allison

Breakthrough tells the astonishing story of a renegade scientist’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer, the disease that killed his mother. Today, Texan Jim Allison is a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering how to prompt a cancer patient’s own immune system into defeating their disease, but for decades he waged an often-lonely struggle against the painful skepticism of the medical establishment. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, and featuring music by Willie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, and a powerful score by Mark Orton, Breakthrough tells Jim’s story in a way that is inspiring, informative and highly entertaining.



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Director

Bill Haney

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Credits

Director: Bill Haney
Executive Producer: R.J. Cutler, Tim Disney, Maura McCarthy, Reed Paul Jobs, Sean E. Riley, Michael Eisenson
Producer: Jennifer Pearce
Screenwriter: Bill Haney
Cinematographer: Graham Talbot, Nelson Talbot
Editor: Peter Rhodes
Sound Designer: Heart Punch Studios
Music: Mark Orton & Mickey Raphael
Principal Cast: Woody Harrelson, James Allison, Sharon Belvin, Rachel Humphrey, Max Krummel, Jedd Wolchok, Alan Korman

Contact

Public Film Contact
Jennifer Pearce
Uncommon Productions
jennifer@uncommonproductions.com
617-480-1362
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
Sylvia@bigtimetoday.com
213-840-2309
Sales Agent
Josh Braun, Submarine Entertainment

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Format: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90:14 mins