Roadshow Films announces the national publicity tour and Q&A screening program for the Australian coming-of-age drama, Breath.
Director and star Simon Baker will bring the film to the people of Western Australia with the WA premiere screening in Albany on Saturday April 21. The coastal town of Denmark, where the film was shot, will then host a special community screening, followed by a Q&A screening at Event Cinemas, Innaloo in Perth on Monday April 23.
“I feel privileged to be able to take Breath out and hand deliver it to audiences across Australia,” said Baker. “I’m especially thrilled to be returning to the Great Southern region of WA, to share and celebrate with those communities who welcomed us so warmly, and contributed with great spirit to the making of Breath. It’s their film.”
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 stretch 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.
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. It was shot on location in Western Australia with major production investment support from Screen Australia, Great Southern Development Commission, Screenwest and Lotterywest
Breath releases in Australian cinemas on May 3, 2018.