4 episodes

The limited-run narrative podcast series Short of Breath is a small-scale socioeconomic thriller focusing on problems relevant to contemporary working-class American life. While rooted in real human interactions, the series has the tenor, structure and tempo of a melodrama and thriller.

Set in the days leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Short of Breath follows Olissa, a single mother and recovering addict in her early 30s who loses her factory job in the series’ first scene. It’s terrible luck and even worse timing. This event, happening at the end of a shift on a Friday, starts a ticking clock for Olissa, as a judge refuses to postpone a custody hearing for her young daughter scheduled just three days away. It’s an all-or-nothing, last-chance situation for Olissa. She has only that weekend to find a decent job and clean up her act once and for all, or risk losing her daughter.

Short of Breath was conceived by filmmaker Dustin Morrow in response to the challenges faced by working Americans following the election of Donald Trump. It’s a prescient series. An urgent series.

Produced in Portland, Oregon, Short of Breath was directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker and professor Dustin Morrow and features a script by award-winning L.A.-based screenwriter Leah Welch. It was recorded and edited by Jubel Brosseau, produced by Christi Dodge, and features an amazing ensemble cast of Portland actors. The series can be found at your favorite podcast app.

Short of Breath Little Swan Pictures and Dodge Media Productions

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The limited-run narrative podcast series Short of Breath is a small-scale socioeconomic thriller focusing on problems relevant to contemporary working-class American life. While rooted in real human interactions, the series has the tenor, structure and tempo of a melodrama and thriller.

Set in the days leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Short of Breath follows Olissa, a single mother and recovering addict in her early 30s who loses her factory job in the series’ first scene. It’s terrible luck and even worse timing. This event, happening at the end of a shift on a Friday, starts a ticking clock for Olissa, as a judge refuses to postpone a custody hearing for her young daughter scheduled just three days away. It’s an all-or-nothing, last-chance situation for Olissa. She has only that weekend to find a decent job and clean up her act once and for all, or risk losing her daughter.

Short of Breath was conceived by filmmaker Dustin Morrow in response to the challenges faced by working Americans following the election of Donald Trump. It’s a prescient series. An urgent series.

Produced in Portland, Oregon, Short of Breath was directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker and professor Dustin Morrow and features a script by award-winning L.A.-based screenwriter Leah Welch. It was recorded and edited by Jubel Brosseau, produced by Christi Dodge, and features an amazing ensemble cast of Portland actors. The series can be found at your favorite podcast app.

    Chapter Four

    Chapter Four

    Chapter four of four of the limited-run podcast series "Short of Breath".

    • 28 min
    Chapter Three

    Chapter Three

    Chapter three of four of the limited-run podcast series "Short of Breath".

    • 28 min
    Chapter Two

    Chapter Two

    Chapter two of four of the limited-run podcast series "Short of Breath".

    • 28 min
    Chapter One

    Chapter One

    Chapter one of four of the limited-run podcast series "Short of Breath".

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

justlisa84 ,

Didn’t want it to end!

Wow wow wow. Such natural performances and beautiful subtleties that draw in the listener. Kristina Haddad’s performance was absolutely captivating; I immediately fell in love with Olissa and empathized with each breath she took. I truly didn’t want it to end and was so sad when it did! Season 2 perhaps?...

JP Gotrocks ,

Heart-Breaking

A first-rate production of a story told well. Very natural writing, flawless performed. Kristina Haddad is so compelling, drawing the listener closer with everything she says. This is the series for a road-trip. BTW: no way of knowing, but it sounds like this is a big-budget production.

Joseph Bertót ,

Wonderful Series

This is a solid all around production, Kristina's work is relatable and charming adding to the great writing. This series is great for you to sit back, grab a glass of wine, and lose yourself into a compeling story.

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