Simon Baker

Film Review: High Ground takes a deceptively simple story to heights of excellence

January 28, 2021

High Ground is the latest film from Stephen Maxwell Johnson, whom is best known for his 2001 acclaimed film Yolngu Boy; a powerful coming-of-age story about three Aboriginal men who strive to become great hunters as they deal with social, economic and especially filial factors in maturing from adolescence to adulthood. Since then, Johnson has […]

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Film Review: Breath (Australia, 2017) thrives on deflecting expectation and wallowing in its own ethereal state

May 3, 2018

After a near two-decade absence from the Australian film industry, Simon Baker makes a glorious (ahem) splash with the soulful Breath.  Taking cue from the evocative descriptions set about in Tim Winton‘s 2008 novel, Baker proves both assured and affectionate as he takes directorial duties for an equally vivid and placid coming-of-age tale that benefits […]

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Big screen adaptation of Tim Winton’s Breath gets a new trailer and teaser poster

December 4, 2017

Roadshow Films has recently debuted both a new trailer and teaser poster for its upcoming Australian coming-of-age drama, Breath. Breath is based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel of the same name, and is also Simon Baker’s (The Mentallist) feature film directorial debut. Breath follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), as they […]

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Simon Baker’s directorial debut to premiere at TIFF in Toronto

August 21, 2017

Aussie actor Simon Baker’s feature film and directorial debut Breath will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), featuring as part of the event’s Contemporary World Cinema program. Breath stands alongside Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country and Violeta Ayala’s Cocaine Prison, two competing Australian films. “There is no doubt that TIFF sets Australian films on the […]

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Filming on Tim Winton’s Breath has begun

April 13, 2016

Filming has begun on Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut, Breath, based on acclaimed writer Tim Winton’s award winning and international best-selling novel. Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting […]

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