Drift Softly
2016 Digital Shorts

Drift Softly

In a small town in 1985, Darcy and Enola connect at a party when conflict ensues and they must safely ditch for home.

Length10 min.


Pitch video


In a small town in 1985, Darcy (22) drifts along at her four year May Creek High School reunion party. Alone and bitter, she has a sudden surprise to see one of her former classmates Enola, a first nations woman, who has worked up the courage to make an appearance at reunion party, seeking acceptance after four years. After enduring discriminating actions and bullying from fellow peers, Darcy is drawn to Enola by their common need of companionship. With Derek (22) who is full of hate and rage, looming over Enola, Darcy decides to make a quick escape for them to get home. In the spur of the moment they find a shopping cart that guides them on their journey home. A journey that not only takes them on an adventure but a journey that creates a bond between them, for a strong friendship.

The team

Come join us as we drift softly through the universe.

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Rose StiffarmProducer, Camera Operator


Production Design

We want to embrace neon lights, but also take on lighting using harsh reds and greens to depict a mood in the scene.
Besides using bright colors that the 80's are known for, we also want to use dated colors to depict how the town is behind its time. That means bringing the mustard yellow or a dated green to compliment some of the older things that we will put in for Production Design.
For Drift Softly we want to use a lot of "Old School" textures. The textures back even from 70's and oh yes you better believe there will be wood paneling!