Director James Doherty’s Irish short film Breathe, which aired on RTÉ2’s ShortScreen last night, is now available to watch on the RTÉ Player. In addition the film has been released on Vimeo and has been selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Breathe is set on the Irish Travelling community. It questions to what extent a Father is willing to go when the one who’s threatening his legacy and his reputation is his own son. Patrick’s (John Connors) reluctance to accept his son, for who and what he is (becoming) spirals out of control; pushing him too far, with devastating consequences. Can Patrick bring about change in his son, or ultimately is he the one that needs to change?
Breathe was produced with Film London and shot on location in Co. Offaly in the summer of 2015, with Tullamore native Peter Brennan producing. Scannain managing editor Niall Murphy acted as executive producer. The film also stars Lynn Rafferty and Lee O’Donoghue, and completed post production with editor Breege Rowley and Outer Limits in Dun Laoghaire.