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Midlands Spotlight - The Drift

By midlandsmovies, Dec 31 2014 09:13AM

Midlands Movies Mike speaks to Daz Scales about his exciting new original independent science-fiction space movie The Drift which is about to have a cast and crew World Premiere on 6th December 2014 in the region.


Daz Scales says The Drift is not your average independent film - it is a feature length space movie set in the future where twenty years after mankind has lost the power to travel faster than light, the human race is stranded across the galaxy and left for dead.


The Drift begins as a small salvage vessel looking for bounty on a derelict ship, ends up in a desperate race to escape and subsequently the real reason for The Drift’s existence unfolds.


With a limited local budget of just £5000, the film has taken 3 years to make (all in everyone’s spare time) and the cast and crew were all volunteers and the ambition does not stop there. With a feature length 100-minute run time and over 1300 Visual Effect shots they also built sets over 9 months and did 2 years of visual effects production matching and surpassing many a Hollywood blockbuster.


“Because The Drift is completely original, we had to make everything from scratch. We couldn’t download 3D models, we had to make them all first; that took a lot longer than we thought, but it was well worth it”, said Darren.


Formed in 1993, Backyard Productions began with three teenagers making short movies in the garden before quickly moving on to making their first feature. From there, the “company” grew to include friends and family members, making parodies based on Batman, Indiana Jones and Star Wars with all productions being self-funded and helping to raise money for charity.


The Drift is to be premiered at the EMMEC Theatre, University of Lincoln on 6th December 2014 at 6:30pm. With press on hand for film interviews with the director, the night promises a look at a props display as well as post-screening chat with cast and as well. For more insight check out http://bypuk.com/movies/drift/ and view The Drift's exciting trailer - https://www.youtube.com/embed/aXFILnob3AA

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