THE DRIFT – BBC News 1 July 2014

July 5, 2014

THE DRIFT – BBC News 1 July 2014

THE DRIFT is COMING…. BBC News drops in to meet the VFX crew working tirelessly to ready the film for its release. With more VFX shots than Titanic, this shoestring sci-fi feature-length movie made for £5000 ($7500) is already heading for the stars!…. [Read more]

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]

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]

Backyard Productions Showreel 2012

August 26, 2012

Backyard Productions Showreel 2012

Darren has put together an updated Backyard Productions Showreel, featuring content from The Drift. Enjoy! [Read more]

Happy 10th Birthday DOOM RAIDERS!!!!

May 17, 2012

Happy 10th Birthday DOOM RAIDERS!!!!

A little re-edit of a special scene in our 2002 smash “DOOM RAIDERS” Has it really been 10 YEARS???? enjoy! [Read more]

BYP Website wins award from IAC

March 15, 2012

We put our website forward for The Best IAC Club Website Awards 2012, and they have just announced that we won in the production-group category, out of 8 entries, “for the sheer enthusiasm of their site”. [Read more]

Filming of The Drift has begun

March 1, 2012

Here’s a small selection of photos from the first weekend of filming of The Drift.

A progress update from Producer Daz “The shots are looking great. We have the makings of a FANTASTIC movie – thanks to the Drifters!”

ITV Calendar on the Drift 8 Feb 2012

February 9, 2012

ITV Calendar on the Drift 8 Feb 2012

ITV Local News join the production team on The Drift! [Read more]

The Drift – Press Release 2011

December 20, 2011

More Pictures…


Making a Sci-Fi Spectacular on a Shoestring!

After almost 20 years of making spoofs in Lincoln and the UK, Backyard Productions is now embarking on its first original feature length movie — a Sci-Fi Spectacular called THE DRIFT and is looking for filmmakers!

A Sci-Fi action movie set in a deep space in a starship graveyard. With set building almost complete, the family team are looking for local filmmakers to help with the charity production. Anyone over the age of 16 with a firm interest in filmmaking is invited to apply to take part.

“This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is serious about making movies.” said Darren Scales, Executive Bully of Backyard Productions. “Normally students and enthusiasts can only get involved in small short productions. We are inviting local filmmakers to join a team of almost 100 people shooting on huge sets right on the doorstep of Lincoln!”

The film group Backyard Productions is a voluntary group that raises money for charity during each production. “I think it is a great way of helping everyone. We get volunteers and resources for free; those who help get copies of the film; companies get exposure and worthy causes get a little bit more funding – everybody wins!”

The filmmakers are no stranger to Sci Fi; they have already made two Star Wars Fan films as well as an Indiana Jones spoof. Their exploits were even featured on Channel 4’s Richard and Judy, as well BBC and Sky News.

The filming of the production itself will take place in March 2012, although there will be activities almost every weekend leading up to the main shoot. “The aim is to make sure we are all ready for the big shoot. We have spent over £3000 on this project, so we want to make sure we are well prepared!”.

Filmmakers and Media Students interested in taking part should contact Darren Scales by email More information is also available at their website [Read more]

Production Schedule for The Drift

November 29, 2011

Here’s the 2012 production schedule for The Drift. [Read more]