Margaret River surf film drifts into US cinemas
Margaret River surf film drifts into US cinemas

The producers of Margaret River surf movie Drift are poised for the region’s worldwide exposure after US theatrical release was secured last week.

A deal was struck with international distributor Wrekin Hill that would showcase Margaret River to US audiences, many of them learning of the region for the first time.

World Wide Mind Films producer Tim Duffy said the deal meant the film “will go out on the big screen, to our biggest market and the rest of the world will pay more attention”.

He described Wrekin Hill as “very savvy and experienced film distributors”.

Actors in the Margaret River-based movie Drift, which will reach international audiences after it secured a US release.

“We have a lot of marketing strategies they are excited about, so we’re looking forward to blending our ideas,” Mr Duffy said, adding that any theatrical release for a nonAmerican film was “really tough to get because the standard is so high”.

“The American distributors feel the film matches up with other big screen films and tells a story US audiences can get excited about,” he said.

“Every time an Aussie film cracks that competitive market it proves our local industry is capable of worldclass filmmaking,” Mr Duffy said.

The Margaret River region was really the star of the film, he said.

“It’s still a long way to come for a vacation, but for discerning travellers it will become a ‘must see’ area of Australia, and it can only help with local exports.”

He said high profile cast members like Sam Worthington, Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel would be key elements in the promotion of Drift.

Mr Duffy said the US release validated World Wide Mind Films establishing a US base to promote Drift and build their production company.


A deal was struck with international distributor Wrekin Hill that would showcase Margaret River to US audiences, many of them learning of the region for the first time.

World Wide Mind Films producer Tim Duffy said the deal meant the film “will go out on the big screen, to our biggest market and the rest of the world will pay more attention”.

He described Wrekin Hill as “very savvy and experienced film distributors”.

Actors in the Margaret River-based movie Drift, which will reach international audiences after it secured a US release.

“We have a lot of marketing strategies they are excited about, so we’re looking forward to blending our ideas,” Mr Duffy said, adding that any theatrical release for a nonAmerican film was “really tough to get because the standard is so high”.

“The American distributors feel the film matches up with other big screen films and tells a story US audiences can get excited about,” he said.

“Every time an Aussie film cracks that competitive market it proves our local industry is capable of worldclass filmmaking,” Mr Duffy said.

The Margaret River region was really the star of the film, he said.

“It’s still a long way to come for a vacation, but for discerning travellers it will become a ‘must see’ area of Australia, and it can only help with local exports.”

He said high profile cast members like Sam Worthington, Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel would be key elements in the promotion of Drift.

Mr Duffy said the US release validated World Wide Mind Films establishing a US base to promote Drift and build their production company.

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