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. In cinemas March 2011
By day Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers - 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 attempts to draw him back into the ‘real world’. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody (Maeve Dermody) 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.
Griff - Ryan Kwanten
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Ryan Kwanten has positioned himself as one of Hollywood’s most promising talents as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects.
Ryan can be seen starring alongside Academy Award winner Anna Paquin in the highly rated HBO series “True Blood”, from creator Alan Ball (“Six Feet Under”). The show will be returning for its third season in June 2010. Based on the book series “Southern Vampire” by Charlaine Harris, the show follows the world of vampires, who are able to co-exist with humans by drinking a Japanese-manufactured synthetic blood. As one major newspaper puts it, “Ryan Kwanten deserves a big shout out. Kwanten has been like a live electric wire on the show. He’s awesome, and he makes Jason’s dull thinking process crystal clear.”The show has received many accolades including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and People’s Choice nominations for Best TV Show and TV Obsession. Ryan’s additional television credits include the role of Jay Robertson in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. series “Summerland,” which ran for two seasons. He was also a lead in the ESPN original movie “The Junction Boys.”
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ryan lent his voice to Zach Snyder’s, “The Legend of the Guardians”, which is based on the popular children’s books series. Warner Brothers will release the film in September 2010. He spent his hiatus from “True Blood” working on two feature films. In “Red Hill,” a modern day revenge Western, Ryan plays a young police officer who must survive his first day’s duty in a small country town. The film debuted at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews and was acquired by Sony. He recently wrapped production on “Griff the Invisible,” a thrilling love story about two people who don’t fit in. Set in a world half real and half imagined, it’s a story about being yourself, when everything around you demands conformity. About finding happiness and finding the person who will let you be who you want to be. Ryan plays Griff, a secret agent and part-time super hero. At least that’s what he thinks he is. His other feature film credits include “Don’t Fade Away,” “Flicka”, a Twentieth Century Fox film in which he starred opposite Tim McGraw, Maria Bello and Alison Lohman, the title role in “American Brown,” which received the Audience Award for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, “Liquid Bridge,” nominated for Best Picture at the Australian Film Festival and the newly released “Dead Silence” directed by James Wan (writer/director of Saw).
A native of Australia, Ryan began his acting career while attending Sydney University, where he earned a degree in business. He starred in numerous feature films and television shows and gained international notoriety when he joined the cast of the long-running popular Australian series “Home and Away.” A published writer, Ryan is currently working on a new book.
An accomplished athlete, Ryan qualified for the world Biathlon in Sweden in 2006 and Italy 2007 after winning the LA Biathlon series two years running. He is a qualified yoga instructor and spends his free time bike riding, surfing and has a passion for completing triathlons.
Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles.
Melody - Maeve Dermody
Making her feature film debut in 1993 as a young child in Breathing Under Water, Maeve Dermody has quickly become one of Australia’s future screen stars. Her standout performance in the 2008 film Blackwater earned her Best Supporting Actress nominations at The Australian Film Institute Awards (AFI), Inside Film and Film Critics Circle Awards. In 2009 she appeared in the critically acclaimed film Beautiful Kate and received her second AFI nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Maeve’s theatre credits include the Griffin Theatre Company’s The Peach Season and Belvoir’s Company B production of Killer Joe. Maeve is currently with Belvoir again in Measure for Measure
Tim - Patrick Brammall
Patrick Brammall graduated from VCA in 2001. Since graduating, Patrick has worked with Bell Shakespeare in As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors and Just Macbeth! For Melbourne Theatre Company, Patrick played David O Selznick in the acclaimed season of Moonlight and Magnolias directed by Bruce Beresford. Most recently Patrick was seen in Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One.
Patrick’s television credits include regular roles on The Alice, Home and Away and Canal Road. His guest appearances; in the 3rd series of The Librarians, All Saints, East West 101 and Rush. Patrick most recently portrayed Kim Beazley in the Australian telemovie Hawke.
Patrick’s feature film debut, Griff the Invisible, directed by Leon Ford and co-starring Ryan Kwanten, will open in Australian cinemas in the second half of 2010.
In 2006, Patrick was awarded The Philip Parsons Young Playwright Award with John Leary for co-writing The Suitors. The subsequent writing commission led to the production of Vital Organs, which enjoyed a season at B-Sharp in 2007.Patrickalso worked as assistant director alongside Neil Armfield for Company B’s production of Peribanez.