The Drift – Press Release 2011

December 20, 2011

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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]