Plot: An impoverished single parent, Robert Lim (Jericho Rosales) spends his free time with his young son Brian. One day he takes him to the penny mall for a treat. Turning his back just for a minute, he loses the little boy. Surveillance videos reveal the child being led away by an older man.
The father’s anguished search begins. When the police fail to locate his child, he plows through the back streets of Manila, unearthing the dark facets of human trafficking, determined to find his son at all costs.
“A truly harrowing account of a 9-year-old boy who goes missing and the anguish of his single dad who embarks on a desperate search for him, Breakaway is a low-budget standout. This sophomore effort […] is not only a powerful film about human trafficking; it is also a small gem portraying a father-son relationship with nothing fake or sentimental about it.
Supporting Cast: Leo Martinez, Smokey Manaloto, Carmen Soo, John Manalo, Jeremiah Rosales, Iñaki Ting, Garry Lim, Nanette Inventor, Jaimeson Lee, EJ Caro