A woman gets stuck in a lift with the engineer who’s fixing it, only to discover it’s the man she had a one-night-stand with just a few weeks before. As the awkwardness manifests, it becomes clear they both have very different interpretations of the events that unfolded that night.


Writers Emmeline Hartley, Tommy Draper, Mark Cordon

Director Mark Cordon 

Producer Emmeline Hartley 



Emmeline Harley 

Damien Molony 

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Midlands Movies Awards 2020 Best Short
Midlands Movies Awards 2020 Best Writing
Midlands Movies Awards 2020 Best Actor in a Leading Role
English Riviera Film Festival 2020 Best Actress
English Riviera Film Festival 2020 Best Screenplay

Keep Breathing has gone on to a successful run online, provoking new coverage on assault and consent. It is accompanied by an educational resource which prompts conversations around consent for young people. 


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Learn more about the slate of films supported by BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding here in the Midlands.

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