Australian Trailer for Surfing Drama DRIFT Starring Sam Worthington

     December 17, 2012


The first trailer has been released for the surfing-crime-drama Drift.  The Australian-set film takes place in the 1970s and centers on two brothers (played by Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard) who start building a business selling surfboards and wetsuits, but then get mixed up with a local drug dealer.  Sam Worthington co-stars as a travelling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker who becomes involved in the brothers’ lives.  Judging by this trailer, I wish we had a new Point Break on our hands, but I’m not sure what to make of Drift.  While the latest surfing flick, Chasing Mavericks, tanked hard, that doesn’t mean there’s no interest in the genre, so hopefully Drift will have a story to back up cool scenes of riding waves.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Lesley-Ann BrandtDrift is due out in 2013.

Trailer via Twitch:

drift-movie-imageHere’s the synopsis for Drift:

Set in breathtaking locations and inspired by the true story of Australia’s legendary surfwear moguls, the film chronicles the rise of the world’s premiere action sport 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 relationship.

Australia, 1970′s.  The Kelly brothers, Andy (28) and Jimmy (22), 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 gited surfer and innovator 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 homemad wetsuits and sell ther merchandise out of their van.  After they get mixed up with a local drug dealer, it looks like everything they built up, will be ruined…

Encouraged by their new friends, travelling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker JB (Sam Worthington) and his gorgeous Hawaiin surfer companion, Lani, who stirs the two brothers’ hearts, they start to seek ways to expand.


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