Yallingup’s Caves House will be the setting of the Australian premiere of surfing feature film Drift, to coincide with this year’s Drug Aware Margaret River Pro next month.
The premiere will take the film back to its roots in the Capes region, where it was filmed in 2011.
Drift is inspired by the true story of Australia’s legendary surf communities and the rise of global surf brands in the 1960s and 1970s.
Walking the red carpet at the event will be the cast of Drift, co-directors Morgan O’Neill and Ben Nott, and producers Tim Duffy, Myles Pollard and Michelle Bennett.
The screening for more than 1000 people is also expected to see some of the world’s best surfers attending.
“We are ecstatic that the Australian premiere of Drift is happening in the South West, ” Duffy said.
“We have enormous respect for the local community that supported the movie and we’re so happy to bring the spotlight back to the region for what promises to be a memorable and historical event.”
Duffy, a former Gracetown and Yallingup resident, said the film would showcase the world-class waves and landscapes of the region.The premiere will take place on Thursday, March 21, with the film slated for a wide theatrical release in May.