Breathe – Director Stefon Bristol

BREATHE is a heart pounding thriller set in the future.  After Earth is left uninhabitable due to lack of oxygen, a mother Maya ( Jennifer Hudson) and her daughter Zora (Quvenzhané Wallis) are forced to live underground, with short trips to the surface only made possible by a coveted state of the art oxygen suit made by Maya’s husband, Darius (Common), whom she presumes to be dead. When a mysterious couple arrives claiming to know Darius and his fate, Maya tentatively agrees to let them into their bunker but these visitors are not who they claim to be ensuing in mother and daughter fighting for survival. Director Stefon Bristol (See You Yesterday) joins us to talk about working with writer Doug Simon, finding the right “look” for this dystopian tale, what he learned turning his time as an assistant to Spike Lee and how he assembled a superb cast that includes; Jennifer Hudson, Milla Jovovich, Quvenzhané Wallis, Raúl Castillo, Common and Sam Worthington.  


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BREATHE in theaters & On-demand Friday April 26

About the filmmaker – Stefon Bristol is a film director and screenwriter hailing from Brooklyn, New York. He co-wrote and directed the Netflix time travel film, See You Yesterday, released in 2019. Bristol studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and New York University’s Graduate Film program, under mentor Spike Lee, who helped produce his debut feature. Bristol also acted as an assistant to Lee, while Lee was filming BlacKKKlansman. Bristol originally shot See You Yesterday as a short, for his thesis film, before expanding it into a feature film. It took five years to complete the film. Bristol received nominations for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay (with Fredica Bailey) at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards. Bristol and Bailey won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and thanked Lee in their acceptance speech. Bristol is set to direct the intense, sci-fi thriller Breathe with Thunder Road Films. The script, written by Doug Simon, was on the 2019 Black List. Basil Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea producing. For more go to: