First Images, Promo Poster, and Synopsis for the Surfing Drama DRIFT Starring Sam Worthington

     November 2, 2011

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From AFM, we have the first images, poster, and synopsis for the surfing drama Drift.  Set in 1970s Austrailia, Drift centers on two brothers (Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard) who launch a surf gear business, selling merchandise out of the back of their van.  For me, the main takeaway is the scruffy beard and shaggy hair cut sported by the normally clean-cut Sam Worthington, playing a surf photographer and filmmaker who travels with his a gorgeous Hawaiian surfer (Lesley-Ann Brandt)

Ben Nott and Morgan O’Neill directed Drift.  See the images, poster, and synopsis after the jump.

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Official synopsis:

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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