Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Drifting for Cult Status; the Latest Surf Flick to Hit the Big Screen May Just Be the Next Big Thing

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Drifting for Cult Status; the Latest Surf Flick to Hit the Big Screen May Just Be the Next Big Thing

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SET in a remote town on Australiaas spectacular and rugged coastline in the early 1970s, Drift tells the story of two brothers at the genesis of the modern surf industry.

Determined to escape a life of factory work and petty crime, headstrong older brother Andy (Myles Pollard) and his wayward surf prodigy younger brother Jimmy (Xavier Samuel) form a volatile alliance. With their seamstress mother Kat (Robyn Malcolm) they fashion custom-made Drift wetsuits and new shorter surfboards in their backyard garage.

Their fledgling business generates a powerful buzz among the hard-core local surfers, but the brothersa progressive ideas are soon at odds with their conservative town and they find themselves embroiled in a violent feud with a drug-dealing biker gang looking to manipulate Driftas early success.

Enter JB, an infamous surf filmmaker (Sam Worthington) and Lani (Lesley-Ann Brandt), his gorgeous Hawaiian companion who drift into town just as the brothersa business and troubles begin to escalate. …

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