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Griff the Invisible

Griff the Invisible

Leon Ford

  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Nicole O'Donohue
  • Executive Producer: Jan Chapman, Scott Meek
  • Screenplay: Leon Ford
  • Runtime: 93
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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.

AustraliaAlienationFirst Time FeatureRomanceIdentity

screening times

    • Friday September 10
    • 9:30:00 PM
    • Sunday September 12
    • 4:00:00 PM
    • AMC 6
    • Sunday September 19
    • 6:15:00 PM
    • AMC 3

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

Paper-pusher by day, superhero by night, twentysomething Griff (True Blood heartthrob Ryan Kwanten) pursues an eccentric double-life in this quirky and captivating Australian feature. Riffing on the classic action-hero movie, director Leon Ford unites a fresh-faced cast to enliven a wryly comic script rife with emotional and psychological depth. The film’s offbeat cinematography and imaginative characterizations lend cinematic verve to this charming tale about selfhood, love and kindred spirits.

For all his boyish good-looks, Griff is an awkward and fumbling guy who can never seem to shift into the right social gear. It makes him an easy target at the office, where bully Tony (Toby Schmitz) never tires of making him the butt of every practical joke, to the unflagging pleasure of the young women on staff. Fortunately, Griff’s alternate identity as lifesaver on Melbourne’s mean streets keeps him occupied on his downtime. But the more he lives as a magnanimous superhero, the less he is able to enjoy any of the comforts and intimacies of ordinary life.

Everything starts to change when Griff meets his match in the form of fellow weirdo, Melody (Maeve Dermody). A beautiful young scientist with a proclivity for bumping into furniture and spilling everything she carries, Melody and Griff forge a deep and touching bond. But their relationship is threatened by the demands of a conventional world that refuses to understand or accept their eccentricities. In order to break free from the expectations of others, Griff and Melody must throw caution to the wind and set their own standards for love and happiness.

The story of two lost souls that crash into each other with delightful, postmodern force, Griff the Invisible is a heartwarming and idiosyncratic film that brings irony and introspection to the superhero genre.

Jane Schoettle

director bio

Leon Ford is an Australian actor and director who has appeared in many television and theatre productions, including The Cooks, Changi, All Saints and A Soldier’s Tale. He has directed the short films The Mechanicals (05), Glitch (06) and Katoomba (07). Griff the Invisible (10) is his feature directorial debut

full credits

Principal Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Patrick Brammall
Nicole O'Donohue
Executive Producer:
Jan Chapman, Scott Meek
Simon Chapman
Karen Johnson
Sam Petty
Kids at Risk
Production Designer:
Sophie Nash
International Sales Agent:
 Fortissimo Films
Production Company:
Green Park Pictures
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