One of the more highly anticipated Australian films of the year is Simon Baker’s directorial debut, Breath. After a successful turnout in festivals around the world, Breath is finally landing in Australia, and Simon Baker is coming along to make it an event worthwhile attending. There will be Q&A sessions taking place around Australia, so prepare your questions that aren’t focused around The Mentalist for Simon right now.
Roadshow Films is delighted to announce the national publicity tour and Q&A screening program for Australian coming-of-age drama, Breath.
After screening at the Gold Coast Film Festival on Thursday April 19, director Simon Baker will bring the film back 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 in Perth.
Next, the film will tour to NSW with screenings in Ballina, Avoca and Sydney, followed by Melbourne, Geelong and Brisbane. Baker will be accompanied by lead actors Samson Coulter and Ben Spence for the majority of the national tour, as well as Breath author Tim Winton in Western Australia and Sydney.
“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. Tom Williams, Dave Hansen, Johnny Mac and Laura Rister are
Breath was shot on location in Western Australia with major production investment support from Screen Australia,
Great Southern Development Commission, Screenwest and Lotterywest, in association with Autumn Productions and
Breath releases in Australian cinemas on May 3, 2018.
Thursday April 19
Gold Coast Film Festival Gala screening of Breath with Q&A at Pacific Fair
Saturday April 21
Albany premiere of Breath with Q&A at Albany Entertainment Centre
Tickets available via Albany Entertainment Centre soon
Sunday April 22
Denmark community screening of Breath
NB – This is a non-ticketed event
Monday April 23
Perth premiere of Breath with Q&A at EVENT Cinemas Innaloo
Tuesday April 24
Special preview of Breath with Q&A at Ballina Fair Cinemas
Wednesday April 25
Special preview of Breath with Q&A at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Thursday April 26
Sydney premiere of Breath with Q&A at The Ritz Cinema, Randwick
Sunday April 29
Melbourne premiere of Breath with Q&A at Palace Como
Tickets available via Palace Cinemas soon
Tuesday May 1
Special Preview of Breath at Village Cinemas Geelong
Tickets available via Village Cinemas soon