Based on Tim Wintons award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Bakers feature film directorial debut BREATH follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer and adventurer, who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.
“ There is something bigger here than simple coming-of-age, although there is that too. It's a film about the cracks in our masculinity, rather than the thing itself.”
“ It is the rarest kind of sports movie, in that it will encourage in participants a different, thoroughly thoughtful perspective with which to view their pastime. Breath is a surfer film with soul and gravitas.”