writer / director

15 minutes // 2018 // fiction



Following a tragic accident, two damaged souls find each other in a dark, messed up situation. Breathe is a dark emotional character driven drama set over the course of one day and night in London. The central character is Isobel (Red Madrell), a lonely young woman who is deeply affected when she witnesses her neighbour Matthew (Christopher Foran) knocked from his bike by a van. Isobel has a secret desire for Matthew, and despite her efforts to save his life, he dies in front of her. Hours later in the dark hours of the morning she finds herself back at the scene of the accident, unable to sleep. There she meets Ciaron (Cian Barry), Matthew’s brother, and the two spend the evening together in an attempt to soothe the guilt and grief each feels.

Cast | Red Madrell, Cian Barry and Christopher Foran

Producer | Andrew Oldbury
Assistant Producer | Natalie Sutton
Associate Producers | Patrick Campbell, April Kelley and Sara Huxley
Director Of Photography | Caroline Bridges
Editor | Neil Fergusson
Composer | Victoria Wijeratne
Company | Freyja Films

Bute Street Film Festival 
– March 2018, UK

Winner of Best Short Film
Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival – May 2018, USA
Honorable Mention
Rob Knox Film Festival – June 2018, UK
Winner of Best Screenplay
Shorts on Tap: Women in Revolt – June 2018, UK
Exit 6 Film Festival – September 2018, UK
Southampton International Film Festival – October 2018, UK
Best Editing in a short film
London Actors TweetUp “TweetFest” Film Festival – November 2018, UK
Special Mention Best F-Rated (second place)
London Short Film Festival – January 2019, UK
Heart of England Film Festival – June 2019, UK
British Urban Film Festival – September 2019, UK

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