Sometimes movies just creep up on you and this is definitely one of them! GRIFF THE INVISIBLE starring Ryan Kwanten from TV’s True Blood is hitting Australian Cinemas on the 17th March after getting rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival. GRIFF THE INVISIBLE has also been selected for Opening Night of the Berlin Film Festival. Check out the press release below and the trailer.
Griff – office worker by day, superhero by night – has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.
By day Griff (Ryan Kwanten, TRUE BLOOD) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers (Toby Schmitz, THE PACIFIC, SOMERSAULT) his protective brother his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE.
Increasingly concerned by Griff’s eccentric behaviour, his brother (Patrick Brammall, HAWKE) attempts to draw him back into the real world. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody (Maeve Dermody, BEAUTIFUL KATE) an equally eccentric and charming girl.
Fascinated by Griff’s idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other.
Written and directed by Leon Ford, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE is the feature film directing debut for the emerging talent whose first short film The Mechanicals was selected for Competition at Venice Film Festival 2005, London Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and has won more than 8 awards worldwide. His half hour film, Katoomba won the Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival 2007, Best Film and Best Director at St. Kilda Film Festival 2008. Ford is also an accomplished actor, nominated for a Green Room for Best Male Actor for Hamlet, his screen performances include The Pacific and HBO mini-series Tsunami: The Aftermath as well ABC TV’s Changi. Leon has just published his first novel What Doesn’t Kill You. Also amongst the talented crew is EP Jan Chapman. Chapman has produced some of Australia’s most critically successful and popular films – including AFI Best Film winner, Lantana and Academy Award® winner, The Piano – and supported and nurtured the careers of some of it’s most talented filmmakers.
GRIFF THE INVISIBLE features an outstanding performance from Perth raised, Toby Schmitz (soon to be seen opposite Claire van der Boom in Underbelly Telemovie The Man Who Got Away). Schmitz was born in Perth and attended Scotch College before briefly studying law at UWA. He graduated from NIDA in 1999. He acts, writes and directs for theatre, film and television. His recent screen credits include Three Blind Mice, The Pacific, Somersault and The Rage in Lake Placid.