‘KEEP BREATHING’ UPDATE: New poster, film stills and Underwire Festival 2019 premiere – tickets available!

Damien’s upcoming short film Keep Breathing will premiere 18 September at the Underwire Festival, limited tickets are available now.

© Keep Breathing Short Film

It has been selected to screen as part of the festival’s Boundaries programme, which includes films that “question what is permissible and how we respond to situations of manipulation and abuse. Have the rules around our individual limits shifted and how do we navigate through what is unacceptable?”

Created in the light of the #MeToo movement, Keep Breathing explores the themes of sexual consent. Damien stars opposite creator Emmeline Hartley, with Mark Corden directing. Director of Photography, Beatriz Delgado Mena, has also been nominated for Best Cinematpgraphy at the festival.

Meanwhile, the filmmakers have been keeping us updated with lots of wonderful treats, including behind-the-scenes photos and videos, film photos and stills. Here are just a selection below.

Most recently revealed is the stunning new Keep Breathing poster, with the clever tagline “trapped between two stories”, designed by Grant Kempster with photography by Roberto Vivancos.

Keep Breathing also featured in a video piece in The Guardian on how an Intimacy Coordinator works with actors on set during sex scenes. Damien is interviewed and the video shows some of the process of filming more intimate scenes.


Huge congrats to the whole Keep Breathing team on the film’s premiere, we hope it is the first of many film festival screenings in months to come.For all the latest, be sure to follow the official pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Keep Breathing premieres at the Underwire Festival, 6.45pm Wednesday 18 September at The Castle Cinema, Hackney, London. Limited tickets are available for £10. BUY YOURS HERE!