An African-American teenager's relationship with a girl changes forever after an encounter with her step-father.


BREAK is inspired by my personal experiences growing up as a bi-racial teenager in Massachusetts. After directing several successful short films with BullMoose Pictures, I felt prepared to tell this story and tackle the nuances of the subject matter.


Black Harvest Film Festival

San Francisco Black Film Festival

Bushwick Film Festival

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Sacramento International Film Festival

St. Louis Black Film Festival

New York Downtown Urban Arts Festival

Capital City Black Film Festival

Gold Remi-Award at WorldFest-Houston

IndieWorks Screening Series (NYC)


Writer/Director/Producer: Nicholas Payne Santos

Producer: Tom Hunt

DP/ Producer: Kyle I. Kelley

Executive Producer: Prince Royale

Editor/Co-Producer: Adam R. Brown

AD/Co-Producer: Matthew John Lawrence

Sound Design/Mix: Jordan Eusebio

Score: Holland Patent Public Library

1st AC: Zachary Mills

2nd AC: Matt Shalkoski

Gaffer: Michael Sutter

Key Grip: Cory Dahn

Best Boy Grip: Jackson Eagan

Best Boy Electric: Jacob Beil

Makeup Artist: Emilia Adamkiewicz

DIT: Matthew Rigby

Sound Recordist: Ryan Dann


Introducing Amir Royale & Emma Hedrick

With Olen Holm (Kill Your Darlings, Milk, Workaholics)

  Illustration by the Rahzzah

Illustration by the Rahzzah