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 story of the two Kelly Brothers will stars Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel, alongside international Australian star Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation) as a traveling surf photographer and filmmaker. Lesley-Ann Brandt plays his Hawaiian surfer companion. Also joining them are Robyn Malcolm, Steve Bastoni and Aaron Glenane.
Drift follows the Kelly brothers after their mother escapes from Sydney to Margaret River in the 1970s, 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.