Behind the scenes of "Drift"
Filmed in remote Western Australia, "Drift" is based on actual events that surround the birth of the surf industry in the 1970s. More than most mainstream surf films, does a good job of striking the surf chord.
Playing the roll of younger brother Jim Kelly, Xavier Samuel draws on his inner Rastovich to get into the part.
The movie centers around the trials and tribulations of running one of the first surf shops during the emergence of the surf industry in the early to mid '70s.
Rick and Jake Jakovich
Water photographer Rick Jakovich eyes the next shot while his brother Jake drives the ski to get him into position.
Production setup at North Point in Western Australia.
Margaret River local Shaun Green draws a new-era line on a classic '70s-style shortboard.
Getting the right parking lot vibe is key to most any down-and-dirty surf film, and the vehicles used in the setup go a long way in setting that tone.
Myles Pollard and Sam Worthington
"Drift" stars Myles Pollard and Sam Worthington look the part while on location in West Oz.
Leif Mulik earning his stunt double credits on a large, choppy West Oz right. Nobody said making the big time was going to be easy.
Sam Worthington strikes a pose and snaps a frame back when surf photographers drove the blooming industry ... back before Instagram.
"Drift," available just about everywhere now. Add it to your library of surf cult classics.