Feature film starring a quartet of rising stars head the cast: Lucie Bourdeu (Kings For A Day), Jonathan Ajayi (known for the stage play revival of Brothers Size by Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McCraney), Tom Sweet (Childhood Of A Leader) and Ariyon Bakare (Star Wars: Rogue One).
The Drifters follows Kofi, an illegal African migrant, and Fanny, a French waitress, who both find themselves homeless. As stolen car, a bumbled robbery and a huge spirit of adventure helps them escape their tedious lives. At least for aw weekend…
The film is produced by Starcross Entertainment’s Iona Sweeney with Theresa Larche as co-producer. Executive producers are recent Screen Future Leader Andy Brunskill, Starcross’s Rafic Said, Amon Zia Mahmud and Ben Thompson, Creative England’s Paul Ashton, as well as Elinor Day, Waleed Saigol and Ali Khatau. Funding came from private sources and Creative England and the BFI backed the project’s development.