HUGH WELCHMAN – Biography
Founder and manager of BreakThru Films, with four years professional experience as a producer and manager. A graduate from the National Film & Television School, his graduation film won the Cinefoundation Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Hugh then received the Sam Mendes Shakespeare scholarship to study script writing in Berlin. He produced a feature length documentary and has credits on 13 short films, 5 of which have been distributed internationally, including 2 starring the Monty Python crew (distributed in cinemas with the re-released “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”).
Hugh was an Associate Producer on “Free Jimmy” (Closing film, Critics’ fortnight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival)
Hugh is in pre-production on BreakThru Films’ low budget horror feature “Sh”, which will shoot this spring.
In addition, Hugh has recently established Small Screen Entertainment Ltd., which is producing animation series for distribution on mobile phones.
Before film school, Hugh studied at Oxford University gaining an MA Oxon in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.