The boys from DRIFT were in town last friday to promote the film and we sat down with Actor and Producer Myles Pollard.Myles is a well known Australian actor after graduating from NIDA in 1998 went onto feature in many such shows as Water Rats, Home and Away, All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly 2 and Sea Patrol but it was playing Nick Ryan in McLeod’s Daughters that put him on the map. Pollard co-produced DRIFT while also playing the lead role of Andy Kelly and was instrumental in DRIFT getting off the ground and has he explains in the interview it took 7 years to get the film off the ground.
Darran & Myles Pollard at Crown Perth
Inspired by Australia’s surfing culture and surf brands, DRIFT is a story set on Western Australia’s spectacular and rugged coastline in the early 1970s. It begins in a remote coastal town with the two Kelly brothers, who 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 their new surf gear out of their van. Battling killer waves, small town conservatism and hard-core criminals, the brothers persevere, daring to dream of a world where they can surf to live and live to surf. A story of passion and corruption, deadly addictions and fractured relationships, Drift tells a tale of courage and the will to survive at all odds.
Drift opens in cinemas on May 2, click here to watch the trailer and click here to watch the interview on YouTube. We now also have our interview with Sam Worthington and Xavier Samuel online, click here to take a look.