Australian star directs his fiirst movie
Australian actor Simon Baker admits he was “slightly crazy” to take on drama Breath as his big screen directorial debut.
Based on the novel of the same name by Tim Winton, Breath tells the story of two daredevil teenagers in mid-70s coastal Australia, who 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.
As well as starring as adventurer Sando, Simon also directed and co-wrote the screenplay.
“I look back and think maybe I was slightly crazy to want to take it on as a first film,” Simon confessed to GQ Australia. “A couple of people said that to me. But you have to push yourself. If you don’t push, it’s bulls**t. I knew it was ambitious.