The Drift raises £1000 for charity

April 1, 2015

Daz giving the donation to the RAF Waddington Charities FundThe money raised by The Drift has been donated to the RAF Waddington Charities Fund. Thanks to everyone has taken part in the project, and everyone that has bought DVDs, posters and watched online! Making the movie a success was a huge achievement in itself, but it’s great to see money going to good causes as a result, too.

You can read about it in the Lincolnshire Echo.

Speaking on behalf of the charities committee, Flight Lieutenant Guy Roscoe said: “We are delighted to accept an out of this world £1,000 donation from Squadron Leader Darren Scales and his Movie The Drift.”

Buy The Drift on DVD

December 10, 2014

Drift DVD Premiere Edition front

Sorry, The Drift is no longer available to buy on DVD.


December 8, 2014


ITV reports on the World Premiere of THE DRIFT [Read more]

Watch The Drift online – pre order now

November 30, 2014

From December 16 you can watch The Drift in the comfort of your own home. Pre order now on Vimeo.

All proceeds are going to charities through the RAF Waddington Charities Committee.



September 26, 2014

THE DRIFT is to receive its World Premiere on Saturday 6th December 2014 at the University of Lincoln.


Producer and director, Darren Scales says the location is the perfect choice for the special event. “As well as volunteers from the Lincolnshire community, many of the crew were students and post-graduates from the University who wanted to add something special to their CV. I can’t think of a better location to showcase their work and say thank you for their contribution.”

Cast, Crew and invited guests will receive the red carpet treatment as they step into the world of Hollywood complete with black tie, eager to see their science fiction spectacular on the big screen.

THE DRIFT was produced as a community project to bring together filmmakers and Sci-Fi enthusiasts to make an original space adventure.

The Premiere concludes more than three years of work to make the film. “It has been a hard slog” says Darren. “We didn’t have the resources or budget that the major production companies enjoy. I think that is why I am so pleased about having the Premiere because despite those odds, my crew’s hard work has paid off. Now we have a completely original feature length Science fiction Space movie we can all be proud of!”

After the Premiere, it is hoped that the film will go on to be released Online and DVD to raise money for charity.

Admittance to the Premiere is by invitation only. Anyone wishing to attend the event should email us direct

In the meantime… Check out the trailer

Trailer for THE DRIFT is out now!

May 5, 2014

Here it is. The highly anticipated trailer for The Drift. Enjoy. DEEP SPACE, DARK SECRETS…. A salvage vessel arrives at a spaceship graveyard, but its crew soon discover that some things on this Drift are still alive – and hungry. Twenty years after the catastrophic Dark Wave damaged every... [Read more]


March 1, 2014


Daz is SERIOUSLY suffering from delusions of grandeur this OSCAR season! The Drift is still some way off, but perhaps with awards flying everywhere it is a good time to say thanks to the cast and crew… See for more information. [Read more]

THE DRIFT – VFX Opportunity: After Effects & 3DS Max Volunteers Needed

January 2, 2013

THE DRIFT – VFX Opportunity: After Effects & 3DS Max Volunteers Needed

This is your chance as an AFTER EFFECTS ACE to put your skills to something that could really help the both of us! THE DRIFT is an entirely original SCI-FI MOVIE made by Sci-Fi Fans, FOR Sci-Fi fans and your work could be part of it! If you think that you could help the team […] [Read more]

Sci-Fi Success

September 21, 2012

Sci-Fi Success

Never one to duck from the limelight Executive Bully Darren Scales received on behalf of Backyard Productions the 2012 North Kesteven Community Champion Award for Contribution to the Arts, for the Sc-Fi production The Drift! [Read more]

One year of Drift Diaries

September 12, 2012

The Drift Diary for 26 August 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the very first Drift Diary!

Darren’s been talking for about The Drift a whole lot, and the latest diary includes an inset showing all 21 hours of Daz chatting compressed to 8 minutes.

Top Tips from the Drift Diaries!

With over 100 Drift Diaries covering the production, Daz has shortlisted the ones any budding Backyard Producers might find useful for when making their own movies…. Enjoy the laughter and tears (mostly tears) as Daz tells you like it is!