Time(s) To Breathe

It is about the breath. And about thoughts. It is not about how to control your thoughts, but all about to stop your thoughts controlling you.
We walk through our life, childhood, teenage years, years in which we earn money and raise our children and eventually we enter the serenity of age. That said, it is about birth and death as well.

Time(s) To Breathe takes the attentive viewer/listener on a journey, at the end of which his condition should have changed: he breathes calmer and more consciously. An exciting animated film that directly involves the viewer/listener.

  • Stan Adard
    Director
  • Stan Adard
    Writer
  • astradream (Team)
    Producer
  • Mihaly Horvath
    Soundscape
  • Magno Laracuente
    Painted Artwork
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    Conscious Breathing, Experimental, Health, Psychology
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 1998 x 1080, 25 fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    37:20
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Zero Degree Film Contest
    Mohali, Punjab
    India
    January 3, 2020
    India Premiere
    Award Winner
  • European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground)
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    October 2, 2020
    Russia Premiere
    Award Winner
  • BLASTOFF
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    March 14, 2020
    Finalist
  • Moscow Film Party
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    January 26, 2020
    Russia Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • NexGn International Short Film Festival
    Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    December 21, 2019
    Semi-Finalist
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York
    United States
    February 3, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    October 6, 2019
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Marina del Rey Film Festival
    Marina Del Rey, California
    United States
    October 18, 2019
    USA premiere
    Official Selection
  • ZShorts International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara, CA
    United States
    February 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Madrid Film Awards
    Madrid
    Spain
    January 11, 2020
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival
    Beverly Hills, CA
    United States
    November 7, 2019
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Stan Adard

Born in 1954 in Schaffhausen (Switzerland), I am a Swiss national. After high school, I graduated from the University of Zurich with a master degree in Education and Social Psychology. With my wife Christine I’m married since 1982, and together we have three wonderful adult sons.
I have always been extremely interested in the interplay between man and machine ever since I obtained my very first computer, a Tandy Radio Shack that I bought with my older brother in 1977.
As the owner and director of an international software company, I have been privileged to create and realize new ideas in the field of digital art and software since its advent.

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Director Statement

Breathing is life. Every single cell in our body needs oxygen to produce energy.
Exhaling transports toxins and waste products out of our body.
There exists a strong connection between breathing and our mental state. Within the
natural instinct to fight our fears, control our thoughts, and to arrive at a deeper state
of inner contemplation, conscious breathing plays a monumental part in this process.
Practiced regularly over a long period of time, conscious breathing leads to better self-control, the dissipation of fear, and, finally, to the realization that we are essentially thinking beings and that every thought duly has a beginning and an end. We come to realize that it's just our thoughts that plunge us into fear; and that many of these frightful thoughts are deliberately fomented to manipulate people.
This mechanism must be broken.