DVD Release: February 23, 2016


“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.

Dove Review

“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.

Content Description

Sex: Comments about prostitutes and temptation; a man who picks up a boy, touches his thigh, and asks, "How much?"
Language: A man called some drivers "Moron."
Violence: Comment that large exercise equipment fell on a man, fractured his skull, and eventually led to his death.
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Nudity: None.
Other: Death and grief are discussed; a man talks about his separation from his wife; a man misses his father and shares his earliest memories of him.


Company: Jason Hildebrand Creative Arts
Director: Tad Munnings
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 74 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter