Based on Tami Oldham’s memoir Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea, Adrift focuses on an engaged couple (Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin) who encounter a hurricane while setting sail from Tahiti. The production, which shot in Fiji, had its share of obvious challenges according to Woodley.
“There are moments that feel pretty damn real,” said Woodley. “We did shoot over 90% of the movie in open ocean and of course there are many trials and tribulations that come with that. Changing weather patterns, seasickness, sharks – there’s a lot of natural elements that are involved that are uncontrollable factors. But I only feel that aided to that experience.”
Woodley talks about honoring the integrity of Oldham and Richard Sharp’s story with Adrift:
Adrift opens nationwide June 1.