Griff the Invisible begins shooting in Sydney

Transmission Films is pleased to announce today that filming has commenced in Sydney on the anticipated feature film, Griff the Invisible.

Griff the Invisible is a fresh, highly-original romantic comedy from the wildly fertile imagination of debut feature film writer / director Leon Ford.

“It is a super hero movie and it is a comedy, but at its core it’s a simple love story about two very unique individuals finding each other and giving the other the strength to be what they want to be,” said director Leon Ford from set.

It stars Australian actor Ryan Kwanten in the lead role of Griff (currently amassing an international cult fan-base from his starring role in one of 2009’s biggest US TV series smash hits, True Blood) and Maeve Dermody as Melody (fresh from the critical and box office success of Beautiful Kate). It also co-stars talented local actors, Patrick Brammall and Toby Schmitz.

The film is produced by Nicole O’Donohue and executive producers are Jan Chapman (The Piano, Lantana, Bright Star) and Scott Meek (Velvet Goldmine, TV-series Bastard Boys).

Griff the Invisible will be distributed by Transmission Films, who have recently distributed the successful Australian films Samson & Delilah, Balibo, My Year Without Sex, Charlie & Boots, and the upcoming David Caesar film, Prime Mover (in cinemas November 12). Transmission Films is a Sydney-based film distribution company founded by Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie (formerly Joint General Managers of Dendy Films).

Griff the Invisible is guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen on screen before – no pun intended!” said Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten. “We can’t wait to get this film to audiences in 2010.”

Speaking about his character, Ryan Kwanten said, “By day, Griff works in an office. By night, he is a superhero – or is he? It was this question that attracted me to the role. Griff is such an original and boundless character to play.

“Every boy dreams of being a superhero and I’ve accepted my mission to bring this one to life.”

Griff the Invisible is produced by Nicole and Leon’s production company Green Park Pictures.

The film is financed by Screen Australia, Screen New South Wales, Frame Set & Match and Fulcrum Media Finance. Fortissimo Films have acquired the Rest of World sales rights.