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 and profound impact on their lives.
Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Turning, Mission: Impossible II) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Rake, Truth) have been cast, as have newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence.
“Tim’s book viscerally captures the restless curiosity and yearning for identity that often defines our coming of age,” said Baker.
Of the location, author Tim Winton said “The Great Southern region has had an enormous impact on my life and work, so I’m very pleased this film is being shot on the beaches and streets and forests that inspired the book.”
More information as it comes.