The cream of Australian cinema will soon converge on Sydney for the AACTA Awards, so let’s take a look at the 2013 AACTA Award nominees.
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Music Score
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
This week Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films – ‘Drift’, ‘The Big Wedding’, ‘Camille Rewinds’ and ‘The Hunt’. This episode also features interviews with the stars of ‘The Big Wedding’ – Topher Grace, Katherine Heigl and Susan Sarandon. We also talk to Sam Worthington about his new film ‘Drift’. Greg and Dave also take a look at some of the films that are screening at he 2013 German Film Festival, while all the boys nominate their best acting performances by Australian actors and actresses.
Summary: Based on true events, Drift is a story set on Australia’s spectactacular and rugged coastline in the early 1970s. It begins in a remote coastal town with the two Kelly brothers, who spend their youth searching for the perfect wave. Out of necessity the family launch a backyard surf business; re-thinking board design, crafting homemade wetsuits and selling their new surf gear out of their van. Battling killer waves, small town conservatism and hard-core criminals, the brothers persevere, daring to dream of a world where they can surf to live and live to surf. A story of passion and corruption, deadly addictions and fractured relationships, Drift tells a tale of courage and the will to survive at all odds.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 2nd May, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Ben Nott, Morgan O’Neill
Screenwriter: Tim Duffy, Morgan O’Neill
Cast: Kai Arbuckle (Young Jimmy Kelly), Steve Bastoni (Miller), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lani), Harrison Buckland-Crook (Young Gus), Ross Clarke-Jones (Gomez), Mike Duncan (Derrick), Laura Fairclough (Lisa), John Fairhead (Frank), Aaron Glenane (Gus), Sean Keenan (Young Andy Kelly), Sarah Louella (Tina), Robyn Malcolm (Kat Kelly), Craig Mathieson (Tom), David Meadows (Ron McDermott), Ben Mortley (Buzzcock), Timothy Nathan (Benno), Myles Pollard (Andy Kelly), Xavier Samuel (Jimmy Kelly), Sam Worthington (JB), Joanna Wren (Sheree)
Runtime: 113 mins
Dave Griffiths’s ‘Drift’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Drift’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Drift′: Check Episode #30 (available 2nd May, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Drift’.