Fox Music is releasing the digital album of the Breakthrough score, composed by Emmy-nominated composer and pianist Marcelo Zarvos, on April 17th. The album can be streamed here starting April 17th:

The film is directed by Roxann Dawson (This Is Us, Mercy Street, The Deuce), and produced by DeVon Franklin (Miracles From Heaven). Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) adapted the screenplay from Joyce Smith and Ginger Kolbaba’s bestselling true-life Christian novel, The Impossible. Stephen Curry is executive producer.  Breakthrough will hit theaters in North America April 17th. The official movie trailer for Breakthrough received more than 30 million views within two days of its release. 

Zarvos commented, “Some of my favorite music has always been inspired by spiritual elements, and when the opportunity came about to score Breakthrough I jumped to it immediately. On my initial conversation with Roxann Dawson, we both talked a lot about our common love for the cello, and its depth and expressiveness. We used a particular sound I call the ‘frozen cello’ to portray the frigid waters of the lake where John’s accident takes place, as well as the moments when miracles or unexplained events occur.”

Added Director Roxann Dawson, “Marcelo Zarvos understood completely the dynamics and the heart of the scenes. He knows when to support the emotion and when to let the scene breathe.”


BREAKTHROUGHis based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless in a coma, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH, directed by Roxann Dawson, is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. BREAKTHROUGH opens April 17th.

Director: Roxann Dawson

Producer: DeVon Franklin, p.g.a.

Based on: The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection by Joyce Smith

Screenplay: Grant Nieporte

Cast:  Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammel, Dennis Haysbert.

About Marcelo Zarvos Zarvos’ trademark sound is a seamless blend of classical, orchestral, rock, electronic and various ethnic elements that together create uniquely affecting and emotionally charged music for film, TV, modern dance and the concert stage. Zarvos’ recent score credits include Wonder, Fences, The Land of Steady Habits, The Choice, Mapplethorpe, The Chaperone and The Best of Enemies,  as well as Golden-Globe winning The Affair and Ray Donovan.     A classically trained pianist and composer, Zarvos has received two Primetime Emmy Nominations.