IGNACYO MATYNIA | DEAN CAIN | KRYSTIAN LEONARD
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
DECEMBER 7, 2021
This powerful film is a true story about the struggles and challenges first responders face and the toll it takes on their lives.
Break Every Chain stars Ignacyo Matynia and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark, God's Not Dead).
Filled with talented performances and beautiful cinematography, Break Every Chain gives us a glimpse into the challenges of being a police officer.
First responders have a higher rate of suicide and PTSD due to what they experience on a daily basis, and the film offers answers and hope.
Based on the true story and award winning book Break Every Chain by veteran police officer Jonathan Hickory; in which he shares his intimate perspective into the struggle that many of our heroes battle in their hearts.
Drowning in the depths of depression and sadness, burning with anger, and chained down by alcoholism, Jonathan couldn’t do it anymore. After the loss of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in the line of duty, and the death of his son, Jonathan turned to the world for answers—finding only darkness. Facing the threat of losing his job as a police officer, the loss of his wife and daughter, and contemplating suicide, Jonathan turns to faith and finds hope and redemption.
Ignacyo Matynia, Dean Cain, Krystian Leonard, Sterling Morse, Deborah Thompson, Sharonne Lanier, Collins Randolph
Break Every Chain, by Jonathan Hickory
Tim Searfoss, Daniel Fajardo
Jonathan Hickory, Jason Campbell
THE TRUE STORY
Jonathan Hickory is a Master Police Officer in Charlottesville, Virginia. In his 18 plus years of police experience, Jonathan has mentored and instructed other officers in police driving methods and as a Field Training Officer. Jonathan spent seven years investigating the reconstruction of fatal vehicle crash sites and three years as a motorcycle officer. Jonathan proudly serves as a member of the Police Department's Peer Support Team providing Critical Incident Stress Management support to fellow officers. Jonathan has been married to his wife Stacy for over 17 years and has three beloved children.
As a veteran officer, Jonathan has worked the streets, facing the darkest moments of humanity. After battling alcoholism and PTSD related depression for years, he found himself in the middle of the ultimate battle of good versus evil; the battle for his soul, considering suicide. After allowing the enemy to destroy his life and his family for so long, Jonathan cried out for the help from the only One who could save him.
Turning to God has given Jonathan a new light in the perpetual darkness. As an author and speaker, Jonathan now helps others who are struggling with the difficulty of surviving this fallen world. Jonathan continues to speak life into others as he shares the power of what God can do.
"Break Every Chain epitomizes the personal struggles of many law enforcement officers, the real battle between good and evil, and how the power of God can set the captives free."
REV. MARCOS A. MIRANDA, DMin., BCC President, New York State Chaplain Task Force Chaplain, New York State Fraternal Order of Police
"This inspirational biographical drama captures the horrors and the hardships that first responders face, and gives true hope for anyone struggling to overcome the trauma that imprisons the minds of so many.”
“This is a gripping real-life story that will give us all the encouragement we need to face whatever might lie ahead in our journey, and to do so with hope.”
Senior Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia
Campus Pastor at Liberty University