Lincoln producers launch Sci-Fi movie filmed at RAF Waddington

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The producer behind The Drift described it as “no average independent film” as he spoke to The Lincolnite about his Lincoln Sci-Fi movie project.

The Drift, which was created with a crew of over 100 and help from local businesses, is set for its world premier at Lincoln EMMTEC Theatre on December 6 at 6.30pm.

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.

The film, which took three and a half years to produce, is set in the future where (twenty years after mankind lost the power to travel faster than light) the human race is stranded across the galaxy.

The Drift begins with a small salvage vessel looking for bounty on a derelict ship, but it ends up in a desperate race to escape.

As salvage turns to survival, secrets are revealed and the reason for The Drift’s existence unfolds.

Producer Darren Scales, of Backyard Productions, has been making films for over 20 years. He said: “I was in the RAF and with any spare time I had, I made films.

“In my last few years in the RAF I became a media officer, reporting for the RAF covering stories such as the Waddington Air Show, the Libya operation and Mali.

“I have since left the RAF and teach part time at the University of Lincoln. I am also hoping to make my mark in the movie industry.”

The film is the company’s first feature-length production, but it has made blockbuster spoof films in the past such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Darren added: “The best thing about making The Drift was working with such a motivated bunch of sci-fi fans.

“The production involved over 100 crew members from all corners of the globe and to see them all so keen to make The Drift the best it could be was inspiring. Oh and living on a diet of custard during filming was also pretty awesome!”

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