Told as a series of interconnected vignettes, Breathers follows a small cast of characters as their lives unfold in a world where it’s no longer safe to breathe the air.
A virus has been released and has turned the air deadly poison to all humankind. People deal with this “slight inconvenience” to their lives by wearing portable filtering devices, or “breathers,” on their faces when they go outside to get the mail or go for an afternoon jog around the block. But, other than that, it’s life as usual…
The short film further investigates the story of Easter who has always felt out of place with her family.
Falling into depression, Easter tried to take her own life. Now, home from the hospital, Easter hopes to pick up the pieces of her life, but soon discovers that nothing has changed and she’s more alone now, than ever. In her “fail-proof” final step to end it all as a fresh-air suicide, Easter discovers that she is immune to the deadly virus.