Lincoln Sci-Fi filmmakers donate profits to charity

Lincoln-based filmmakers have donated profits made from their 2014 film The Drift to charity at a presentation at RAF Waddington.

Darren Scales (42) of Backyard Productions presented £1,000 to the RAF Waddington Charities Committee, who donate funds to local causes.

He said: “We have given all our profits to charity as a thank you for all the support we have received in making our science fiction space movie The Drift. Families from RAF Waddington as well as the local community gave their time to help make our blockbuster.”

The £5,000 feature length space movie was filmed in a disused floor in the Airmen’s Mess at RAF Waddington and the team also had help from Lincolnshire Co-Op and CarpetRight.

Flight Lieutenant Guy Roscoe received the donation on behalf of the Charities Committee.

He said: “We are delighted to accept an out of this world £1,000 donation from Squadron Leader Darren Scales. His kind contribution will allow the committee to keep up their donations to local charities and organisations.”

The Drift, a science fiction film set one hundred years in the future, has become an award-winning movie in Los Angeles.

Darren added: “We received an Award of Excellence from the IndieFest film awards in March which just goes to show how hard our local community worked to make The Drift the best it could be.

“By continuing to support great causes, we are also supporting independent filmmakers as The Drift is now being seen by more and more people – everybody wins!”

Backyard Productions has also agreed to continue to give all proceeds from its DVD sales to charity until the end of the year.