/News 12.12.17


The highly anticipated trailer and teaser poster for West Australian coming-of-age drama, Breath has now been released.

Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Baker’s 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.

Please note: at this stage this trailer is only viewable from Australia and New Zealand, when an international trailer becomes available Ausfilm will update this link.

Breath stars Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Samson Coulter, Ben Spence, Rachael Blake, Jacek Koman and Richard Roxburgh.The film is produced by Mark Johnson, Simon Baker and Jamie Hilton and directed by Simon Baker from a screenplay by Gerard Lee, Simon Baker and Tim Winton. Tom Williams, Dave Hansen, Johnny Mac and Laura Rister are Executive Producers.

West Australian creatives and crew were integral in the production, with over 75% of them calling Western Australia home.

Breath was shot on location in the Great South region of Western Australia in the beautiful town of Denmark where the blue waters, legendary surf and rugged white sand beaches and 1970s style timber chalets gave the film genuine aesthetic.

Simon Baker said “Breath is a story that resonates with me, not only as a surfer and a parent but ultimately as a child reared on the magnificent Australian coastline. I’m excited to show the trailer to audiences here and to bring Tim Winton’s classic story to the big screen.”

The film received major production investment support from Screenwest and Lotterywest.

For comprehensive information on filming in the State including the Western Australian Regional Film Fund please visit www.filminwesternaustralia.com

Breath releases in Australian cinemas in May 2018.