We are BreakThrough Casting, a full-service casting company with integrity and excellence at its core. Our success is credited to consistently nailing the vision while exceeding expectations. Based in the Hudson Valley of NY and Austin, TX, our projects span nationwide and we’re equipped to cast anywhere you’re shooting. Experience BreakThrough and receive full support, attention to detail and a loyalty to the enterprise long after your project has wrapped.
I am a dreamer. I didn’t have the courage early in life to dream out loud. I grew up in Corporate America and learned from some of the best leaders and innovators in the world but throughout my career, I never lost my desire to work in the entertainment industry. I could often be heard from my corporate office telling my colleagues that “someday I will…” I was saying “someday I will …” for more than 20 years and like so many of us, it took a difficult life-altering event to wake me up. The creation of BreakThrough was the day I said “today is the day.”
When I think of perfect casting, I don’t need to look any further than the ladies beside me – Johanna and Dana. Individually, we offer unique and specific strengths. Together, we complete the perfect casting puzzle .
Sometimes, just saying “today is the day” is all it takes for a BreakThrough.
I love working with actors who have it all: substantial acting skills, a business-minded strong work ethic and a generosity with others while maintaining modesty with themselves. As a working actor of over 20+ years on stage with regional, national tour and Broadway credits as well as on-camera regional and national commercial credits, I’ve been very fortunate to work with this caliber of talent, whom I view as “gems”. So every day, I’m out in the field at auditions, bookings, attending shows and screenings, constantly scouting for that quality actor. It’s a switch I can’t seem to turn off because honestly, I’m still striving to be a “gem” of an actor myself.
Wearing both casting and acting hats is thrilling. Living between both worlds while working side by side with great friends who are at the top of their game, is a privilege, honor and for myself, my own professional BreakThrough.
Sometimes it takes a little longer for some people to find their “calling”. My calling is in film and most particularly, in casting. I have worked for over thirty years as an actor, drama instructor and director for the stage and understand the necessity for every facet of the play to be consistent with the vision of the director. Finding the right principals to capture the character and then populating the background with the perfect faces that tells the whole story, is a dream job. Meeting that need in any project is a very personal goal of mine.
My association with Pat Gallio and Johanna Tacadena has been a life-changing and propelling experience. We are who we say we are; we are BreakThrough.