“I’m really delighted to be starting our international festival run with Foyle and humbled to be screening with the other excellent international shorts that were selected,” states director Robbie Studsor.
Made in between lockdowns over the last year with veteran Melbourne director of photography Garry Richards (Patrick 2013), Shallow Breath is described by Studsor as: “A hypnotic deep dive into the psyche of a drowning survivor and the dangerous fixation she has developed on the accident and the woman who saved her life. It’s intimate, fatalistic and immersive with tones of neo-noir and psychodrama and I can’t wait for audiences to see it.”
Within Australia the film will be starting its run with MonsterFest 2021 in December in competition for Best Australian Short.
“Monsterfest is such a great festival in Australia for outsider and genre filmmaking and I’m always thrilled to be involved. They are an excellent team that put on an amazing show,” states Studsor.
With a lean running time of 5 minutes, the ideas in Shallow Breath run deep and Studsor sees significant potential in expanding them for a larger canvas.”
“This short film shares a connective tissue with a feature length idea that I’m currently developing and the early signs for international sales attachment have been really promising.”
For now though, Studsor is enjoying the festival circuit and looking forward to more screenings of Shallow Breath: “Filmmaking is never easy. Whether it’s a 5 minute short film or a 2 hour feature film, it’s the same creative challenge of telling a story on screen. It’s always a great feeling to finally let something go out into the world and see what people make of it.”
For screening information of Shallow Breath:
Saturday 27th 6.00pm November at Foyle Festival Northern Ireland
Sunday 12th December 4.00pm Cinema Nova Melbourne