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After their mother escapes from Sydney to Margaret River in the 1970’s, the two Kelly 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

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Production Information

Writer & Co-Director

Morgan O’Neill


Ben Nott


Tim Duffy

Michele Bennett

Myles Pollard

Executive Producers

Joan Peters

Peter Lawson

Key Cast

Myles Pollard
Xavier Samuel
Sam Worthington
Robyn Malcolm
Lesley-Ann Brandt
Aaron Glenane
Steve Bastoni
Maurie Ogden
Sean Keenan
Kai Arbuckle
Harrison Buckland-Crook


Umbrella Entertainment (ANZ)


Arclight Films International (ROW)

Key Locations


Margaret River




Production Designer

Clayton Jauncey

Costume Designer

Mariot Kerr


Geoffrey Hall ACS

Surf Cinematographers

Rick Rifici

Rick Jakovich


Marcus D’Arcy


Nikki Barrett

Annie Murtagh-Monks

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