Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel, Breath is a story about youthful recklessness and the lengths we will go, against our better judgment, to avoid feeling ordinary. Set in the mid-70s, Bruce “Pikelet” Pike is a boy growing up in Sawyer, a small, charmless, Australian coastal town. Together with his unlikely friend Loonie, Pikelet discovers the adrenaline rush of surfing and falls under the spell of an enigmatic big-wave surfer named Sando. Taking the boys under his wing, Sando challenges them to take on bigger risks and ride waves beyond their control. But as the boys mature into adolescence, each discovers his own longings and limits, and the rift that develops between them threatens to push each toward self-destruction.
Co-starring and directed by Simon Baker (The Mentalist), the film reminds us that taking risks can have a lasting and profound impact on our lives.