The Break returns to BBC Three with five new original short film monologues by up-and-coming writers.
Filming kicks off in November for The Break II – an exciting collaboration between BBC Writersroom and BBC Drama Production to make five original short monologues for BBC Three, written by up-and-coming BAME writing talent from across the UK.
Following on from the success of the first series, these shorts will showcase writers with a strong, unique voice who have yet to write for the screen. The selected writers were discovered through BBC Writersroom talent searches, development schemes and theatre partnerships.
The commissioned writers are: Berri George, Emteaz Hussain, Chino Odimba, Nathaniel Price and Maya Sondhi.
Screen International 2016 Star of Tomorrow, Toby Fell-Holden (Balcony, Little Shadow) and Award-winning filmmaker, Nour Wazzi (Habibti, Shackled) will be directing the new series of The Break.
Rachelle Constant, Producer, says: “I’m thrilled to be producing another series of The Break. We are really excited by the stories and potential of the writers this year and have two fantastic filmmakers, Toby Fell-Holden and Nour Wazzi to help bring these short stories to life.”
Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, says: “Writersroom is delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the work of such talented writers and directors. These shorts have drama, tension, laughs and surprises! We hope the audience enjoy this series as much as they did the last.” (BBC)