Drifting tells the story of Cian and Pat, best friends who have been joined at the hip since they were kids and have the run of their small town in the midlands. Cian is content to coast through a life of booze and casual hook-ups while Pat has grown weary of his surroundings. The film takes place over 24 hours where Cian’s erratic behaviour pushes Pat to breaking point. The film is an exploration of the effects of emigrations and the unspoken tenderness in male friendship.
The film stars Emmy nominee Paul Mescal (Normal People), IFTA nominee Dafhyd Flynn (Michael Inside), IFTA nominee Lorcan Cranitch (The Dig), Simone Collins, Jarlath Tivnan and Oisin Robbins. Electronic producer Daithí has created an original score for the film.