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"Drift" Surf Movie Trailer Released

Margaret River, Australia, December 28, 2012 --( The first trailer of the new Australian surf film "Drift" has been released and can now be watched online. The film was shot last year at various locations along Western Australia's south west coastline, from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste, Margaret River, Gracetown, Nannup and Augusta.

The news article "The Trailer for Drift, Starring Sam Worthington" has full details on this story. It says, "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 launched 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 tale of friendship, loyalty, passion and corruption, fractured relationships and deadly addictions, Drift tells a story of courage and the dedication to survive against all odds. The film is based on a true story of legendary Australian surfing communities. It chronicles the rise of international surfing brands and the popularity of the laidback surfing attitude as an international lifestyle at that time.

Drift stars Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard, along with international Australian actor Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans, Avatar) as a travelling filmmaker and surf photographer. Lesley-Ann Brandt plays the role of his Hawaiian surfing companion. Also joining them are Aaron Glenane, Robyn Malcolm and Steve Bastoni.

Drift has been co-directed by newcomers Ben Nott and Morgan O'Neill, from a script by Morgan O'Neill based on a story by Tim Duffy and O'Neill. The film is produced by the independent Australian movie company Hopscotch.

Drift brought with it a great injection of income to the region with over 75 crew and staff staying and using local facilities. As well as the financial income it generated for the region, the film offered some excellent opportunities to local surf enthusiasts to feature as extras.

Drift is also likely to be a great breakthrough for tourism in the Margaret River region. It is expected to bring global recognition for Margaret River similar to what "Lord of the Rings" brought for New Zealand.

Previously, Margaret River has featured in a number of surf films including "Atlas of Australian Surfing" and "The World Stormrider Guide".

Drift will be released in April/May 2013.

You can watch the trailer
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