After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.
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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.
The film was directed by Simon Baker (The Mentalist, Devil Wears Prada, Margin Call), and starred Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Turning, Mission: Impossible II) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Rake, Truth). The film’s young leads are Samson Coulter who plays Pikelet and WA local Ben Spence who plays Loonie.
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Gerard Lee (screenplay)
Simon Baker (screenplay)
Tim Winton (novel)
“I think Pikelet’s story is learning that courage is more than simple physical bravery…
It’s owning up to who you are and what you’ve done, and taking responsibility for your life.”