#FIRSTLOOK: “KEEP BREATHING”
Melissa Barrera‘s star continues to rise. With starring roles in IN THE HEIGHTS and this year’s SCREAM, it’s safe to say this has been a career year for the up-and-coming Actress. Up next is B.C.-filmed KEEP BREATHING, which has her starring as Liv, a successful Lawyer who in an out-of-character move taking time off, suddenly decides she has to get to Inuvit. Of course her flight gets cancelled – not naming airlines here – and she finds herself desperate, convincing some strangers to let her fly with them. The plane crashes in the wilderness, and it’s a fight to survive.
As the six episodes (a highly-digestible 30 minutes each) unfold in this Limited Series, in flashbacks we learn just a little bit more about Liv‘s past, pain and trauma including her relationship with her ailing father (Juan Pablo Espinosa) and her on-again-off-again co-worker boyfriend (Jeff Wilbusch). When reduced to survival mode, we see Liv navigate her past and the rage she is experiencing in her dire circumstances. All the while, she uncovers the truth about the people she was flying with and this could change her life forever. She just has to survive.
Directed by Maggie Kiley and Rebecca Rodriguez, the Series manages to throw just the right amount of scares at us and never give away too much, to keep us invested in Liv‘s mysterious story. Most of all, Barrera delivers a fantastic performance with range – nuanced, but also full throttle when required and we can’t wait to see more from her ahead.
KEEP BREATHING arrives July 28, 2022 only on Netflix.