Drift is a deft exploration of what might happen if someone's life took different paths. Ryan (Reggie Lee) is an aspiring screenwriter who's been seeing Joel (Greyson Dayne) for almost three years--and then he meets Leo (Jonathon Roessler) at a party and thinks he may have found his soulmate, a lover who will understand him fully. Drift then follows what would happen if Ryan and Leo fell madly in love, if they just had a fling, and if Leo didn't share Ryan's feelings at all. What makes the movie work is how well realized the characters are; as the different scenarios mark out each turn of fate, their behavior changes but is completely compelling as the actions of the same person.
Drift is a compelling look at the search for true love—and its myriad of possibilities—that explores three different romantic scenarios between the trio, each with its own twists and revelations. (86 min.)
"Quentin Lee's 'Drift' is one of the year's best films. An extraordinary work of intellectual maturity and emotional depth, this no-budget DV feature is a stunning celebration of the power of independent cinema when wielded by those who know how to harness its full potential."
"A tender and acutely personal exploration!"
Los Angeles Times
"Like Run Lola Run, Drift circles back on itself to present a trio of possible outcomes, but it's (Reggie Lee's) sterling performance that rivets."
"Drift works brilliantly"
Bay Area Reporter