THE DRIFT – UK Science Fiction Space Movie

 


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Award Winning The Drift is set within the DARKWAVE UNIVERSE – The Drift follows a salvage crew who discover themselves being hunted on an abandoned space ship. When one of their crew is taken, they need to resolve whether or not to rescue him, or escape and run…

 

Trivia

The film’s score by James Griffiths was nominated in two categories (Best Sci-Fi Score and Best Surprise) at the Soundtrack Geek Awards 2015, and won the award for Best Surprise.
The set for the main Drift ship was designed in sections that could be moved and reconfigured to create the different locations within the ship. There were over a dozen different set configurations.
This film was a community project, with the aim of demonstrating the group’s capability of producing a professional-looking feature film on an ultra-low budget. Those involved included professionals, media graduates and local volunteers, some of whom had no previous film-making experience. Everyone involved gave their time for free. Costs were funded by the members of Backyard Productions, assisted by a community grant from the Lincolnshire Co-operative.
This is the first feature-length dramatic film by Backyard Productions. Previous projects have been comedies or parodies of other films.
Principal photography took place over 12 shooting days during February and March 2012 at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. Two days of additional green-screen work took place in November 2012 at the University of Lincoln.
This film is intended as an introduction to the Starlight universe. Further stories set in this universe are in development.
In the Captain’s photograph of Angelina and a young Daniel, the child pictured is actually Ben Shahin-Scales, younger brother of Luke Shahin-Scales who plays Daniel.

AWARDS / HONOURS / NOMINATIONS
2015 – Indiefest winner – Award of Excellence

Winners January 2015

2015 Soundtrack Geek AwardsWinner – Best Surprise score

Soundtrack Geek Awards 2015: The Winners!

2015 Los Angeles Film Review – Best Visual Effects
2015 LAFR Award Winners

2015 LA Film Review – Best Sound
2015 LAFR Award Winners

99 Comments

  1. Mandy Wood on January 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    WOW cant believe you did such a fantastic job on such a low budget –
    amazing – looks like it could have a part 2, so put me down for that
    please!

  2. Doug King on January 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    space suits out of rubbermade trash cans? well I’ll be ;)

  3. Marcio on January 17, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing your talent,and thank you for investing your
    time and effort for our entertainment!! Happy New Year to you all!..kudos
    from Uruguay!

  4. drno on January 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Very good show!

  5. Michael Spitzer on January 17, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Awards or not, this is a truly awful movie. This represents one example of
    the decline of adequately good cinema. A couple of very low budget efforts
    that I have seen were palatable.

  6. Lynn Messier on January 17, 2016 at 5:11 am

    i enjoyed this film ,it was well made ,well scripted and the actors were
    just great .thank you for making this film ,very happy to congratulate you
    on this endevor.

  7. ssesf Movies on January 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

    8:12 Comments like “That’s women’s work.” don’t really belong in a
    futuristic sci-fi movie. I have the same problem with, especially in older
    movies, when the spaceship staff is nearly all caucasian or male. I also
    think less meat will be eaten (even though I’m an omnivore), religion and
    other superstition will be reduced significantly and I also find it an
    anachronism with heavy smokers in futuristic sci-fi movies.

  8. ssesf Movies on January 17, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Well, low budget isn’t going to frighten me away when it comes to sci-fi
    (Primer was a good movie)! It only gets 4.4 on IMDb but I usually give
    sci-fi movies more than is given on IMDb.
    www.imdb.com/title/tt2294855/
    Thanks for making and uploading. I’ll add it to my sci-fi playlist.

  9. Chris Barrett on January 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Pity they ruined the film with the zombie like critters. I would have
    headed in a different direction. A bacteria or virus because it looked a
    bit fake. Just saying. Enjoyed it though all the same.

  10. Linda Adams on January 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Actually, pretty darn good :)

  11. peter bruce on January 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    awesome movie better than some big budget movies well done

  12. jerry simone on January 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    In the first scene the flashlight strapped to his helmet, I got a few of
    those at harbor freight tools last month, they must be very popular in the
    future !

  13. bizzlebazzle6 on January 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    thanks for taking my hour guy….

  14. bizzlebazzle6 on January 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    These false headings that trick you into watching a video are really
    starting to piss me the fuck off…. Lisa Haven had one yesterday “Plague
    Emergency Spreading Across Nation”…. oh bed bugs…. Info Wars has been
    doin it… hard not to get offended and lose respect for people who do that
    b.s.

  15. bizzlebazzle6 on January 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    NO AWARD FOR THIS MOVIE! YES FOR AUSTRALIAN SURFING MOVIE “DRIFT” AND YES
    FOR SWISS MOVIE “DRIFTEN” (THE DRIFT IN ENGLISH) BUT AS FOR THIS PIECE OF
    SHIT….PLEASE…I COULD TELL IT WAS HORRIBLE WITHIN A COUPLE MINUETS OF
    STARTING…. AND SURE ENOUGH GOOGLED AND NO AWARD PLUS BAD
    REVIEWS/COMMENTS… OR WAS IT JUST ONE BAD COMMENT/REVIEW WAS THE ONLY
    THING GOOGLE BROUGHT UP… HA

  16. Digger Noises on January 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Bravo! Best indy film I’ve seen for quite a while. Please tell me a sequel
    is being crowdfunded.

  17. staredsky on January 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    considering the low budget, a very well done job

  18. bilderberg bilderberg on January 16, 2016 at 6:52 am

    were arre the monsters

  19. bilderberg bilderberg on January 16, 2016 at 6:51 am

    the KID have a gun

  20. Lee Brewer on January 16, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Hard to believe people are criticizing this film. Its the typical “if its
    not professionals, its no good” mindset prevailing in those who are downing
    this. If the credits were replaced with “professional” movie makers and
    production names the same people criticizing it would be heaping praises on
    it.

    There was only one non-finished CG scene I caught (flashed by), and the
    obvious British culture not understanding how guns really work and their
    danger (no way anyone who knows anything about guns would have lost the
    fight at the end with the armaments he had) was the only other problem I
    caught. This is on a par with Hollywood any day. In fact they even were
    politically correct (gag) enough to make a biracial element in the story
    and use the typical childish need to swear once in awhile (which could have
    been left out and the impact of the film still be great).

    Those who say this was bad need check their motives and get a reality check
    by seeing online videos where the professional films have just as many
    blunders in them.

  21. MrRRW555 on January 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for the movie but I had to stop watching at 41 min. I never could
    stand those bouncy camera scenes.

  22. Dan Lester on January 15, 2016 at 6:32 am

    That was pretty damned good if you ask me. No problems with sound either.
    Can’t wait to see more. Hollywood could take some lessons from you guys.

  23. Laz Lan on January 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Not bad at all until the space zombies come into play-

  24. notsuperdave1000 on January 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

    AWARD WINNING B R I T I S H SCI-FI STUDENT PROJECT FILM …. YOU KNOW IT’S
    GOING TO BE A CRAP SCI-FI MOVIE WHEN THERE IS AN OBVIOUS EMPHASIS ON
    PARKING THE STUPID SHIP. NO REMARKABLE TECHNO IMAGES EVEN THEN …. GOOD
    FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE BAND MOVIE IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEIR PROUD PARENTS
    ….. OTHERWISE PASS . IT HAS SO VERY MUCH LACKING IN ACTING, WRITING,
    EXCITEMENT, SCIENCE OR FICTION. ….A SORROWFUL STINKER TRAIN WRECK …..

  25. robert t on January 13, 2016 at 9:26 am

    good job ty

  26. Nathan Tarantla on January 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I’m at a loss for why this movie is so boring. It’s done well, has many
    talents, and is produced in a professional manner. I have nothing bad to
    say about most everyone involved, except possibly for the director and the
    writer. It is just boring. “The English Patient” of science fiction movies.

  27. Robert Rouse on January 13, 2016 at 6:59 am

    The English has never learned how to make a good movie. This movie was
    filmed in the dark so they don’t have to create real sets. Plus their
    accent is shitty.

  28. howzitgaunpeeps on January 13, 2016 at 4:27 am

    movie was going great until……………”feckin zombies from
    outerspace!.”

  29. Schrödinger's cat on January 13, 2016 at 1:12 am

    good film, only a few plot holes( much less than the latest starwars) you
    should commercialize it so we can see a follow up movie. seriously my only
    complaint was a girl who was stranded on a lost ship was not malnourished
    enough, but hay i had the same complaint from hunger games. so for a low
    budget film i would still give it 7.5 out of 10. You English do know how to
    make a good movie and i gave the latest star wars movie the same rating
    only because they had an awesome budget for special fx.

  30. Vincent Fogarty on January 13, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Same old plot – only with really bad English actors

  31. ephdl555@gmail.com on January 13, 2016 at 12:04 am

    To much shaking the camera to many close ups otherwise it could have been a
    better film, waste of money..

  32. David King on January 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    If this was actually made for 5,000 English pounds, I have to say
    congratu-bloody-lations – and so would anyone else who knows anything about
    filmmaking. This is just amazingly well done for that kind of money. All
    the films I make are also made by unpaid talent…but I don’t get that kind
    of set design. Not ever. So again, congrats, guys!

  33. Peter Gordon on January 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Enjoyable and quite reminded me of Firefly.

  34. Le Kre on January 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    This was very well done. Thanks much for a fantastic post.

  35. kasaidsme barlow on January 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    this movie was the worst shit I’ve ever seen in my life! Who the hell even
    funded this shit? The only good thing about this movie was the title lol

  36. NET HEAD on January 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Well done Backyard productions.. OH!!! Ya!! backyard 1 and hater’s ZIP. If
    you can do better, then by all means put your name to it and produces it..
    Or just shut the fuck up. People put time, pride and soul in to this. THX’S
    BACKYARD PRODUCTIONS… wickd ass kool flick. CHEERS.

  37. Karma Mission on January 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Well done good job nice movie

  38. Mankey See on January 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    that guy with beard … is not a from “heary bikers kitchen”? 

  39. LegionAvalon on January 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    This film was a community project, with the aim of demonstrating the
    group’s capability of producing a professional-looking feature film on an
    ultra-low budget. Those involved included professionals, media graduates
    and local volunteers, some of whom had no previous film-making experience.
    Everyone involved gave their time for free. Costs were funded by the
    members of Backyard Productions, assisted by a community grant from the
    Lincolnshire Co-operative.

  40. LegionAvalon on January 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    www.imdb.com/title/tt2294855/
    Really really loved this… For a budget of £5K it’s awesome, loved the
    re-usable sets – smart working. Commitment of all concerned shines through,
    looking forward to more – Well Done. :-)

  41. Nazeem Petersen on January 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

    all that yappppiing

  42. Rjay Turk on January 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    thanks for the movie,will watch more,remember anything is possible in a
    sci-fi movie just enjoy…

  43. Xia Jiang on January 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    张国立

  44. shanefanon on January 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

    … the more you’ll drink and smoke up then the more you’ll like this. Make
    sense ? No ! Enjoyable … YES !!!

  45. Leonardo Melo on January 10, 2016 at 8:20 am

    gravity in open espace !!?? .. this move didn’t receive any science
    consultancy ?! then.. this is not a sci fic move, it’s a comedy!

  46. Harvey Partridge on January 10, 2016 at 8:03 am

    What a great movie. Shows what can be achieved if the talent is there, hard
    to believe it was done on a tiny budget of £5,000! What the hell is
    Hollywood doing with the millions they spend on films!

  47. Abuse of mainstream media can harm your mind! on January 10, 2016 at 6:24 am

    brit’s in space!

  48. Joel Stiff on January 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    This isn’t Award Winning! This is garbage! CHEAP CRAP!

  49. Imran Amin on January 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I am wonder on what basis this movie is an award winning. This is just a
    time wasting thing.

  50. Gary Graham on January 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Lighting was way to dark. Couldn’t see half the movie!!

  51. Daniel Sherman on January 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Not bad…
    Thank’s

  52. Ed Watt on January 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    The frequent jerking around of cameras gave me a headache.

  53. George Williams on January 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    This movie makes movies like “Event Horizon” look like extravagant
    fantasy/horror films by comparison. I consider this actual science fiction,
    which is so difficult to find these days in cinema. I prefer that my sci-fi
    not be infected with supernatural elements, fantasy, and plain old
    comic-book stupidity.

  54. benard joel on January 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    yea , i even wouldnt pay for , but needs to be payd the time i looking at

  55. immrnoidall on January 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Award Winning ?

  56. Impossibur Ducklov on January 9, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    God, why u done everything good 10/10 but failed to use FILTERS for image?

  57. Ralph Niederlander on January 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

    good flick.. sifi rules

  58. Rudd Ruddles on January 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    hey this isnt a bad movie…. better than some of the junk ive seen…
    enjoyed it a lot… thanks from Australia

  59. Joe Doaks on January 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    zero continuity, poorly written.

  60. Richard Winfield Lewis on January 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I enjoyed it, good movie.

  61. MadPaperPeople on January 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    better than i could do…ok movie i’d have taken out all the garb
    navigational talk…but hey ho..good job done…why did she look like she
    was giving birth all the time..a smile here n there would be nice…lol

  62. Syn Kronos on January 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Absolute shit!

  63. Binky Bill on January 8, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Scrarch that last comment i thought it was a student film! not a fucking
    genuine movie!

  64. Binky Bill on January 8, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Not a bad effort……….

  65. TheBluesina6 on January 8, 2016 at 12:37 am

    I mean THIS film is so poor….

  66. TheBluesina6 on January 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Thia is SOooo! poor…..

  67. Maz Robinson on January 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    fab film thanku

  68. SistorCarrera on January 7, 2016 at 5:37 am

    gd movie

  69. Norma Brinkley on January 7, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Uk zombies

  70. B Trotz on January 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    No storyline one can follow. Too much time spent flying in and docking.
    Space zombies? Come on. That made no sense as there were no bodies laying
    around and one skeleton? He must be Joe Special hiding in his cabin. what a
    waste of time.

  71. R'Lee Serratt on January 6, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Zombies In Space…Just Stupid!!

  72. Bruno Lavillerag on January 6, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Aweful movie!!1

  73. Christopher Lord on January 5, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Well done. The story was a bit confusing though.

  74. Quietmaster on January 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    That’s how a good movie ends. I liked this one very much.

  75. Howard Curtis on January 5, 2016 at 9:54 am

    unusual to see a starship with cowbars!

  76. jazmine j on January 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    don’t be so ungrateful, obviously a lot of you feel the world owes you,
    WHAT? lighten up its meant for entertainment and a good job done. No one
    really cares about idotic opinions.

  77. Liam Dyer on January 4, 2016 at 6:14 am

    I think you guys did great, hats off to you and the whole crew, that took a
    lot of work to accomplish in so many small spaces.

  78. frank hole on January 4, 2016 at 5:47 am

    load of crap

  79. Ruby Honey on January 4, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Awfull

  80. SuperMig1970 on January 4, 2016 at 1:07 am

    decent movie . thank you

  81. Simon Lewis on January 4, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Great work, nice use of military surplus, reversible softies, strapping and
    coveralls etc… The banter reminded me of Dog Soldiers. Brits in space,
    love it.

  82. CHRIS RIDLEY on January 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    what did it win award for? effects pretty amazing, music good. bob the
    builder in deep space..very good, but reveals the
    importance of casting, and star quality.or not..

  83. centaur1a on January 3, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Well it is good for a start. A lot of talking, slow editing, too many loop
    holes in the story. If the film crew worked a little more time it would be
    much better.

  84. terminator3199 on January 3, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Crap movie !!!!

  85. Adrian Scott on January 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Very respectable for a low budget sci fi film. Was worth watching!

  86. Dave 650 on January 2, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Start the new year with sifi. Best wishes to you all. From Vancouver
    Island.

  87. Dream Knight 夢幻騎士 on January 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Does this movie have copyright? May I watch it free really?

  88. badweetabix on January 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I hate shaky-cam. People who make movies with shaky-cams should be sent to
    prison and be forced to watch their crap everyday for life.

  89. Adaz Petersen on January 1, 2016 at 8:39 am

    its like watching the garbage collectors in space.

  90. Chris Taylor on December 31, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Alternative titles: Buffoons in Space. Utterly incomprehensible.

  91. day hser on December 30, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Really good.

  92. Pierre van erve on December 30, 2015 at 4:39 am

    After two days of travelling my beard starts to show, but these guys have
    not so much as one stubble.

  93. Billy Andrew on December 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    An enjoyable, nuts and bolts, sci-fi film.
    Well acted, albeit it a low budget.
    Any comments to the contrary are from stuck-up dickheads, who’s noses are
    too near their own arseholes!

  94. lloyd smith on December 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

    this is not bad for a low budget film …

  95. Bagabones Felis on December 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    very dry, very dull, very british

  96. Cappy Vapes on December 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Didn’t like it at all. Flashing lights & shaking camera , you can’t tell
    what the hell is going on most of the time.

  97. flyingklown on December 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    See you do better

  98. Martin Ruddell on December 20, 2015 at 1:48 am

    An uninteresting workingclass slobs in space version of Firefly

  99. Gajesh 108 on December 13, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Not bad…better than some big budget films.

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