Thursday, August 25, 2011
Love a good surf movie....DRIFT
Set in the 1960's and 70's Drift is inspired by the true story of Australia's legendary surf communities and the rise of the global surf brands during this era. The character-based action-drama will be co-directed by Morgan O'Neill (Solo, upcoming feature The Factory) and Ben Nott in his feature film debut, with the shoot spanning across six weeks.
The story of the two Kelly Brothers will be played by Myles Pollard (Wolverine, McLeod's Daughters) and Xavier Samuel (Twlight Eclipse, The Loved Ones), alongside international Australian star Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation) as a travelling surf photographer and filmmaker. Lesley- Ann Brandt (Memphis Beat, CSI: NY) plays his Hawaiian surfer companion. Also joining them are Robyn Malcolm (Outrageous Fortune), Steve Bastoni (Underbelly, Neighbours) and Aaron Glenane (The Black Balloon).
Drift follows the Kelly brothers after their mother escapes from Sydney to Margaret River in the 1970's, where the brothers spend their youth searching for the perfect wave. Out of necessity the family launch a backyard surf business - re-thinking board design, crafting homemade wetsuits and selling merchandise out of their van. Battling big waves, small town conservatism and criminals, the brothers give rise to a global brand. A story of passion, corruption, friendship and loyalty, deadly addictions and fractured relationships, Drift tells a tale of courage and the will to survive at all odds. Releasing sometime in 2012.