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2012 | 113 min | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Morgan O’Neill and Ben NottAustralia
Cast & Credits
Producers: Tim Duffy, Michele Bennett, Myles Pollard
Cast: Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Robyn Malcolm
Set on Australia’s spectacular and rugged southwest coastline in the 1970s, DRIFT tells the story of two brothers (played by Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel) at the genesis of the modern surfing industry. Determined to support their single mother, they begin selling custom boards and wetsuits, while clashing with the values of their conservative small town and eventually violent drug dealers. This stylistic, compelling family drama strikes a perfect union with action and breathtaking surf footage, and features Sam Worthington as a surf photographer who exemplifies the laid-back vibe and strong bonds of surfer culture.
About the Director
Morgan O’Neill: After graduating from NIDA with a degree in Performing Arts in 1998, Morgan O’Neill has gone on to play an integral part in the Australian film community, having worked as a writer, producer, actor, composer and director in an array of films. His short film, PLAYING HARD TO GET (01) in which O’Neill acted, produced and composed was a great success. Feature film credits include THE FACTORY (2011), which he co-wrote and directed; and SOLO (2006), which he wrote and directed, starring Colin Friels. O’Neill is currently based in Los Angeles and has two feature films in development. Ben Nott: At 20 years old he became the youngest person ever to win the pinnacle award at Cannes International Festival, The Grand Prix. He also recently won the very rarely awarded Black Gold Pencil at the English D&AD Awards. Communication Magazine has named Ben one of the top 50 Creative Communicators of the decade. Ben has written four screenplays, with three optioned in Hollywood, AND has written and directed over one hundred commercials internationally, as well as ten music videos, several short films, and two documentaries. Co-directing DRIFT is his debut feature film. Ben’s clients include Universal Films, Paramount Pictures, Miramax, MTV USA, ABC network USA, Fox TV network USA, Nike Global, Adidas USA, Quiksilver USA, PlayStation USA, Pepsi Global, Coke Global and many more. He is a founding partner of Droga5 creative agency based in NY, NZ and Sydney.
Sat, Oct 06, 8:00PM
Montauk Movie Theater
Sun, Oct 07, 12:15PM
Sag Harbor Cinema