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Drift (2013)

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Australia, 1970s. The Kelly brothers, Andy and Jimmy, have one great passion: riding big waves. As kids, their mother escaped from Sydney to Margaret River, a sleepy coastal town with some of the world's most challenging and dangerous waves. For the next 12 years, the boys perfected their surfing skills, always searching for the perfect ride. Free-spirited Jimmy is a gifted surfer and in novator but he starts to slip toward a life of crime to help the family out of debt. Andy makes a big decision. Quitting a stable job, he bets on Jimmy's surf inventions and his own business skills and launches a backyard surf gear business. They rethink board design, craft homemade wetsuits and sell their merchandise out of their van. Encouraged by their new friends, travelling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker JB and his gorgeous Hawaiian surfer companion, Lani, who stirs the two brothers' hearts, they start to seek ways to expand. After they get mixed up with a local drug dealer, it looks like everything they built up, will be ruined... Set in breathtaking locations and inspired by the true story of Australia's legendary surf-wear moguls, the film chronicles the rise of surf brands and the expansion of the laidback surf attitude as a global lifestyle. A story of passion and corruption, friendship and loyalty, deadly addictions and fractured relationships, Drift tells a tale of courage and the will to survive against all odds.


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56% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 2nd, 2013 (Limited) by Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Video Release: September 17th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and drug content.
(Rating bulletin 2258, 2/6/2013)
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Surfing, Inventor, Narcotics, Gangs, Love Triangle
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Screen Australia, World Wide Mind Films, Screenwest, Lotterywest, Southwest Development Commission, Screen NSW, Fulcrum Media Finance
Production Countries: Australia


   Andy Kelly
   Jimmy Kelly
Lesley-Ann Brandt    Lani
Robyn Malcolm    Kat Kelly
Aaron Glenane    Gus
Steve Bastoni    Miller
Maurie Ogden    Percy
Sean P. Keenan    Young Andy Kelly
Kai Arbuckle    Young Jimmy Kelly
Harrison Buckland-Crook    Young Gus

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Tim Duffy
Producer    Michelle Bennett
Producer    Myles Pollard
Screenwriter    Morgan O'Neill
Story Creator    Morgan O'Neill
Story Creator    Tim Duffy
Executive Producer    Joan Peters
Executive Producer    Peter Lawson
Co-Executive Producer    Paul Speaker
Director of Photography    Geoffrey Hall
Production Designer    Clayton Jauncey
Editor    Marcus D'Arcy
Costume Designer    Mariot Kerr
Composer    Michael Yezerski
Sound Designer    Robert Mackenzie
Music Supervisor    Andrew Kotatko
Casting Director    Nikki Barrett
Casting Director    Annie Murtaugh-Monks

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