ASB MAGAZINE: If ‘Soul Surfer’ and ‘Blue Crush’ had a spin off effect of encouraging more girls to surf, and ‘Surf’s Up’ encouraged more kids to surf… then Simon Bakers directorial debut of Tim Winton’s acclaimed 1970’s coming of age novel ‘Breathe’ will mean old salts and hipsters will be queuing up for tickets and hitting the line-up this week. ‘Breathe’ hits selected cinemas across Australia today and we can’t wait to check it out.
Just as ‘Big Wednesday’ influenced us as teenagers, we think ‘Breathe’ is literally a breath of fresh air from the typical Hollywood macho presentation of surfing on the big screen that we last witnessed with 2016’s remake of Point Break.
‘Breathe’ follows two teenage surfers pushed to the limit by a charismatic former pro big-wave pioneer named Sando (played by Baker). Under Sando’s guidance, Pikelet and Loonie quickly progress from coolites to fibreglass boards and from the beach breaks of Western Australia to a frightening reef break over a kilometre out to sea.
“I’m stoked that Simon and his crew let Rip Curl come along for the ride and support the film. We are super proud of the outcome.” – Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl’s Marketing Chairman.
At its heart, ‘Breathe’ tackles teenage rebellion and a need to escape a safe suburban upbringing – surfing and the ocean providing an outlet to reject all that is predictable and safe, embracing the different and unknown.
“The film stays true to how life based around the ocean developed for surfers in the 70’s,” says Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl’s Marketing Chairman.
“I’m stoked that Simon and his crew let Rip Curl come along for the ride and support the film. We are super proud of the outcome.”
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