Albany to draw first Breath

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 17, 2018

FORMER Albany boy and acclaimed author Tim Winton’s book Breath has been adapted for the big screen and fans can get an early sneak peek at the film next month.

Breath was filmed in Denmark and follows the story of two teenage boys growing up in a small coastal town, who form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious surfer who pushes the boys to take risks.

Director and actor Simon Baker, Winton, and lead actors Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will appear at the premiere WA screening at the Albany Entertainment Centre on April 21, and the community screening on location in Denmark on April 22.

In an interview with Cinema Australia, Baker said he felt privileged to take Breath and “hand deliver” it to Australian audiences.

“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,” he said.

“It’s their film.”

Tickets to the early screenings can be found at

Breath will be released in cinemas on May 3.