Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Simon Baker Set to Take Film on Tour

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Simon Baker Set to Take Film on Tour

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Byline: Javier Encalada news@northernstar.com.au

FILM lovers will have a chance to be among the first to see one of the most anticipated Australian films of the year: Breath, the directorial debut by Ballina-raised Hollywood actor Simon Baker.

The actor, who owns a property in Nashua and visits the Northern Rivers regularly, ensured there was a Northern NSW stop for the promotional tour of the film, which will premiere nationally at the Gold Coast Film Festival.

"I feel privileged to be able to take Breath out and hand deliver it to audiences across Australia," Baker said.

"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. It's their film."

Based on Tim Winton's award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Baker's feature film directorial debut Breath follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote stretch of the Western Australian coast. …

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