Simon Baker’s ‘Breath’ Goes on a National Q+A Tour!

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 executive producers.

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 Deluxe Australia.

Breath releases in Australian cinemas on May 3, 2018. Watch the trailer here.

“A sublime adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel, Simon Baker’s debut feature is a knockout! It’s just beautiful.”

– Margaret Pomeranz

“Entrancing” – Ben Croll, The Wrap


“A truly authentic tale of surfing the Western Australian coast in the 1970s” – Doug Lees, Surfing World


“Baker knocks this out of the park” – Steve Weintraub, Collider




Wednesday April 18          Q&A with Simon Baker and Breath water cinematographer, Rick Rifici

Hosted by the Gold Coast Film Festival, Australian Cinematographers Society and Australian Directors’ Guild


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 Inaloo—Q-And-A-Screening


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


**Additional Q&A screenings to be announced in the coming weeks.