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‘Breakthrough’, tells the story of a young aspiring ballet dancer (Heaven) who is destined for greatness. Her mother (Faith) is a single parent; facing many challenges of her own as she supports her daughter’s passion. Her father (Jared) financially supports her; however (Jared) has found new love and is engaged to be married. Her grandmother (Grace) is the glue that keeps the family together.

Heaven’s journey takes a turn for the worse when she is forced to call the police on her mother’s abusive boyfriend (William). Despite the circumstance, Heaven must cope with the reality of her family’s struggles while pursuing her dreams. This is a very sensitive subject in our society that women are faced with every single day.




Charmin Lee

Year of Release:






Type / Genre:

Narrative, Feature, Drama


104 minutes




Thu 22 Aug 2019, 2.00pm, APA, Room 02 Q+A

World Premiere

About the Director(s):

Charmin Lee

Charmin Lee

“Bread and buttered” in Denver Colorado, Charmin Lee is most known for her role as “Maya’s mom, Jeanette,” on Girlfriends. Since then, her career has continued to soar with big-screen credits such as “Alvin and the Chipmunks (road trip)”, “5th Wave”, “Extra-Curricular Activities”, and “Curve Ball”. Ms. Lee has numerous television credits and she can currently be found on CBS every Saturday morning as crime lab director, Dr. Georgia Darby in “The Inspectors”. She is the CEO of Total Package Entertainment (TPE), a production company making anything from demo reels, music videos, commercials, and feature films.

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