Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Simon Baker


Director: Simon Baker
Section: International Independents
Country: Australia
Year: 2017
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh, Samson Coulter, Ben Spence



To Pikelet and Loonie on the west coast of 1970s Australia, there's nothing more exhilarating than riding the waves. Pro surfer Sando takes them under his wing, teaches them to glide along the water, and lets them live for the salty moment — until things threaten to get too risky. Based on Tim Winton's novel of the same title.

Meet the director


Simon Baker

Simon Baker was born in Tasmania in 1969. He is best known as an actor in such films as L. A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997), LAND OF THE DEAD (2005), THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006), and MARGIN CALL (2011). He played the lead in the TV series THE GUARDIAN (2001–2004) and THE MENTALIST (2015) as well as directing individual episodes. BREATH is his first feature film as director.


Screenplay: Simon Baker, Gerard Lee
Original Material: Tim Winton
Director of Photography: Marden Dean, Rick Rifici
Film Editor: Dany Cooper
Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams
Production Designer: Steven Jones-Evans
Costume Design: Terri Lamera
Producer: Simon Baker, Jamie Hilton, Mark Johnson
Production Company: See Pictures
Co-Producer: Chris Veerhuis
Co-Production Company: Gran Via Productions
World Sales: Embankment Films