breathefilms

About

We tell stories. We live, breathe & experience them using screens as a medium.

 


the company

 

Breathe Films is an independent development and production company focusing on the craft of storytelling for the screen.

Whether it's fiction, documentary, corporate or experimental, our philosophy is to surrender to the story that breathes through the work. We apply our years of craft and training so it comes out in the most authentic way possible – because that is the only way it can truly speak to an audience.


That’s what storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instil hope again and again.
— Walt Disney
 

THE STORYTELLERS

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NATALIE PALOMO

Natalie is in post production on feature cultural documentary Pubs: The Great Aussie Battlers, which she financed through the hospitality industry. Screen Australia selected her for the Producers Lab at Cinemart in Rotterdam where she presented The Last Publican with the support of Binger Filmlab and Screen NSW, securing a Letter of Interest from Transmission Films ('The King’s Speech'). She took thriller The Killer Within through Screen NSW’s Aurora Script Development program with James Ward Breen, mentored by Andrew Bovell. She is now in development on documentary We are YaYas of the World.

Having worked for Matchbox Pictures, Macgowan Films, Foxtel and b:j Films, Natalie also produces short films. Bleeders won ACS and ACE awards, screened at Plus Camerimage, San Sebastian and Festival de Cannes des Antipodes, Sex With the Ex and Rock Pool screened at over 30 international film festivals including Minimales, Bergen, and Commonweath, and most recently Invisible won a Gold Remi at Worldfest Houston. She also worked for UK's Premier PR Agency at Venice International Film Festival for the world premiere of 'Rachel Getting Married', starring Anne Hathaway.


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JAMES WARD BREEN

James is now in production on feature documentary Pubs: The Great Aussie Battlers (aka ‘After the Swill’) which celebrates the history of Aussie pub culture. He also went to the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam to develop his semi-autobiographical feature film‚ The Last Publican. His other feature screenplay‚ The Killer Within‚ was developed at Screen NSW Aurora Script Development program, mentored by Andrew Bovell (Lantana) and is currently being financed by ProdigyMovies. His short film Invisible won the Gold Remi Award at Worldfest Houston, screened at Flickerfest, Sandfly, BOFA, Viewster and Dungog film festivals, with Special Mention at Manhattan Short Film Festival. Short film Jailbird screened at St Kilda and Melbourne Underground Film Festivals.

James is a NSW State Medal winner for his studies in film, and has also been a masterclass directing student of the esteemed Judith Weston in Los Angeles.