Feb 28, 2017 | Blog, News

Breath, based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel, stars Screenwise tutor Rachael Blake alongside Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Man from U.N.C.L.E) , Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, Mission: Impossible 2) as well as Simon Baker.

Simon Baker’s directorial debut film is set in the mid-’70s and follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Baker, star of The Mentalist, is playing the adventurer Sando, and Debicki is portraying his wife Eva. Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play the two teenagers — Pikelet and Loonie, respectively — while Roxburgh and Blake are playing Mr. and Mrs. Pike.

Produced by Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, The Notebook, Rain Man, Chronicles of Narnia), See Pictures’ Jamie Hilton (Little Death, Backtrack) and Baker, Breath is scheduled to release in 2017 and we are beyond excited!

Students aged between 12 – 16 years old have the rare opportunity to learn from Rachael at our upcoming Screenteens School Holiday Workshop! Click here to apply today.

Whether you’ve recently signed up to an agency, or you want to begin your journey into professional acting, this Holiday Workshop is the ideal platform to brush up on your acting skills for working in the Film and Television Industry.

The Screenteens Holiday Workshop provides a fun, engaging and professional learning environment where young students will build a solid understanding of the acting industry. You’ll become confident with your knowledge of the performance making process whilst making new friends in a social and creative setting.

The School Holiday Workshop will equip students with the following industry tools:

  • Learn to break down a scene
  • Build a character from the ground up
  • Find the truth in performing
  • Learn to utilise props within a scene
  • Develop your ability to take direction
  • Master continuity by acting in front of the camera each week
  • Learn to master your audition technique

About Rachael Blake:

Rachael was recently seen in MELODY, which won her the Best Actress Award at the 2014 Montreal Film Festival. Other film credits include My Mistress and Sleeping Beauty, which screened in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Cherry Tree Lane, Pinprick, Summer, Derailed with Clive Owen, Tom White, which earned her nominations for the AFI Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress and Perfect Strangers, where she won Best Actress at Fantasporto and Vladivostok International Film Festival. For Lantana she was awarded the AFI Award, IF Award and a nomination for a FCCA Award for Best Actress.

Rachael has also won both an AFI Award and Silver Logie for her television work and has appeared in some of Australia’s most popular television series. Rachael was awarded the Centenary Medal for her services to the Australian Film Industry in 2001. In 2016 she appeared in Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt alongside Gerard Butler and will next appear in James Vanderbilt’s feature Truth alongside Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.


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