Breakthrough Launches Faith-Based Production & Distribution Unit

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has expanded through the establishment of a production and distribution unit dedicated to faith-based film and television content and has also secured a three-picture deal with Reel Deal Guys Entertainment.

The first title to come out of the deal is the supernatural drama Adam’s Testament, written, produced and directed by Reel Deal principals Jason Barbeck and Rafael Kalamat. It is based on a short story by Barbeck and follows a young musician who leads the perfect life until his father begins a spiritual war to save his soul from angels and demons disguised as humans.

The other two projects covered in the pact are Holiday Miracle and the drama The Find. Breakthrough will co-produce the films with Reel Deal and will handle distribution across all theatrical and media channels worldwide.

“Having served the global market as a prime resource for family film and television entertainment since the formation of Breakthrough Entertainment for three decades, the impressive faith-based market is a natural expansion for our company,” said Nat Abraham, a partner in Breakthrough Entertainment. “We are excited to enter this vital market with Rafael Kalamat and Jason Barbeck, gifted filmmakers who bring an impressive track record in the production of quality faith-based works to our partnership.”

“Faith-based entertainment has truly come of age, both as a market as well as a magnet for filmmakers and talent alike,” commented Peter Williamson, who is also a partner in Breakthrough. “Reel Deal’s Jason Barbeck and Rafael Kalamat are examples of the high-level film creative talent drawn to this ever-growing entertainment category. We look forward to joining with them in bringing their compelling films to the buyers and audiences worldwide.”

“Breakthrough Entertainment is the perfect home for our film projects,” remarked Barbeck, a principal in Reel Deal Guys Entertainment. “Breakthrough partners Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan and Peter Williamson are fully committed to the faith-based market and have demonstrated unwavering support for our film projects.”

“While we entertained numerous offers from distributors, it was immediately clear that Breakthrough Entertainment was the right choice,” added Reel Deal’s Kalamat. “We are thrilled to be joined by a fellow Toronto company and look forward to a long and successful collaboration.”