“Breathe” is the story of a man, revealed in 12 powerful episodes of cinematic theater, who had never heard “I love you” from his father and searches, throughout his life, for love.
“Breathe” is a unique film and features dramatist Jason Hildebrand, who acts out various scenes based upon Greg Paul’s book “Close Enough to Hear God Breathe.” The film includes 12 episodes. Jason relives moments in which his dad demonstrates his love for his son in various ways but never mouths the words, “I love you.” In one episode, titled “Baptist,” Jason re-enacts Jesus’s baptism and the message or repentance. One very unique episode is titled “Soapbox Preacher,” and he recalls a preacher who was accompanied by music who would preach to people passing by on the streets. Jason really gets emotional with this enactment. Another episode, titled “Caleb,” is about his son. When his son made a mistake when he was young, Jason didn’t chastise him because of his love for him and because his son was innocent. In “Baby Rae,” he speaks of the bond formed with his infant daughter when he fed her a bottle.
The episodes deal with spiritual matters, including following Jesus, and feature humor and vulnerability. We award this film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus.