About the Film

“Breathe” was made in October, 2013 for a one minute competition where the theme was “air”. It went on to win the first prize in that competition and has received a lot of attention. I’m very excited to be submitting it to film one fest and I hope that the audience will like it. The idea came in september, 2013 when I was thinking of how many ways there are of breathing. I’m a big fan of fast edit shorts so I decided to do it like that.

Erlendur Sveinsson

City: Reykjavik
State: Non-US/Non-Canadian
Country: Iceland

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An Interview with Erlendur Sveinsson

What has been a real high point point for you in creating this film? What excites you about your submission to the FilmOneFest?
Making this film was a lot of fun. It took about 4 days to shoot and week to edit and finalize. Most of the actors were friends or family and it was a lot of fun directing them. The high point in creating this film was brainstorming different ways of breathing. I’m very excited to see what the audience of film one fest have to say about it.
A questions about “One Minute” films: As you think about one minute films, what kinds of possibilities are there for this medium? What does it mean to you particularly?

One minute films are special. The idea is to capture the feelings of the audience in a minute.If you make them smile, laugh, or cry…your mission is complete. The possibilities are endless and I think that we’re always developing the medium. I’ll go on to make longer films later on, but I’ll always check out one minute films once in a while.
Talk a little about your influences: If you think about the gifts and skills you bring to film-making, what do you find energizes you most? What inspires you or compels you in your art form, and in what ways are you inspired?

I believe that cinema is a reflection of who we are and it’s a medium that enables an us to express ourselves. I find inspiration in my surrounding, the people I see, the air I breathe and the challenges I face. Fellow filmmakers also inspire me, I have taken tremendous knowledge from films and that is my prior form of entertainment.