Hearing You Breathe

Sid and Walt have dream jobs calling them to opposite coasts. Betrayals from the recent past are exhumed and threaten to make their separation permanent. Sometimes, “Hearing You Breathe” is all that’s needed to remember what really matters.

  • Matthew Alexander
    Director
  • Matthew Alexander
    Writer
  • Denise Diaz
    Producer
  • Navaris Darson
    Key Cast
    "Sid"
  • Everjohn Feliciano
    Key Cast
    "Walt"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Musical
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles)
Director Biography - Matthew Alexander

Before finding my way to film and television, I had a career in technology where I did my best to bring creativity to my work developing software solutions. Parallel to that career were creative side outlets as a singer, photographer, and writer for musical theater.

In 2019 I began the transition away from technology by starting an MFA in Film and Television at Mount Saint Mary’s University (Los Angeles).

I write character driven dramas and dramedy about people from worlds we rarely see centerstage. My goal is to create deep characters in fully formed worlds where they are forced to find their way because nobody's going to do it for them.

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Director Statement

I wrote the song “Hearing You Breathe” a long time ago during a long-distance relationship. This was before video calls and texting. Sometimes when we were on a phone call and there was nothing left to say we’d just say nothing and listen to each other breathe. When I started my MFA in Film and Television, making a mini musical was on my wish list. Eventually everything fell into place, and I was able to create this story around the song.