Breakthrough Interviews: Producer Phil Hessler (‘Far from Home’)

Phoenix Film Festival 2015 - Phil Hessler (Far from Home)

Breakthrough Entertainment speaks with producer Phil Hessler about his Phoenix Film Festival selection “Far from Home,” in which filmmaker Galen Knowles chronicles Uganda-born Brolin Mawejje’s journey to become Africa’s first Olympic snowboarder as well as a doctor with dreams of building a hospital in his country’s capital.

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at

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