No matter how strange you may think your interests are, there are likely other like-minded people out there. Griff The Invisible explores this notion in one of the quirkiest ways possible, focusing on how we can perceive our own world differently until we are snapped back to reality. Although the film might be called a superhero film by some, it really defies that description. Griff, played by Ryan Kwanten, may run around in spandex here and there, but this film is really about his personal journey and not his crime-fighting at night. Griff has to come to grips with the world when he is confronted with Melody, an equally odd spirit that doesn’t mind standing out against the mundane. As their lives mix, it is up to them to lean on each other for support against a world that only wants them to conform. For the rest of my review, hit the jump.
The romantic dramedy Griff the Invisible (opening in limited release this weekend) from writer/director Leon Ford, is a quirky but charming film about a shy, awkward guy named Griff (Ryan Kwanten). Office worker by day, mystery superhero by night, Griff’s secret life is jeopardized when he meets the equally unconventional Melody (Maeve Dermody), who quickly becomes fascinated with him and all of his idiosyncrasies, equal only her own. Struggling with the pressure to live in the real world, Griff finds hope in the newfound love he and Melody share, and she encourages him to embrace his unique view of the world.
During this exclusive interview with Collider to promote the film, actor Ryan Kwanten, best known for playing Jason Stackhouse on the popular HBO vampire series True Blood, talked about how much the story of Griff resonated with him, maintaining who you are in a world that’s constantly trying to change you, playing a character within the character, getting to wear a superhero suit, and how he hopes that people who feel like outsiders will enjoy the film and be reassured that they’re not alone in the world. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
This past week, Collider got the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with the always charming Aussie actor Ryan Kwanten about his upcoming romantic dramedy Griff the Invisible, which follows an office worker by day, superhero by night who has his world turned upside down when he meets a beautiful young woman (Maeve Dermody), who is just as quirky as he is, but in her own ways. While we will run that portion of the interview closer to the film’s August 19th release, the conversation also turned to the direction of his character, Jason Stackhouse, on the new season of the hit HBO vampire series True Blood, so we wanted to post what he had to say.
In what is sure to be a crazy season for Jason, the actor talked about how interesting it was to have the year-forward jump in time, Jason’s new position of authority and the fact that he’s been forced to man-up, how nothing is what it seems in Season 4, how as long as the scripts stay as strong as they are now, he will continue to keep coming back to the show, and that he hopes they’ll get at least a couple more seasons. He also talked about how amazing the experience of Comic-Con is, where this year he will be promoting True Blood, Griff the Invisible and Knights of Badassdom, in which he plays roommates with Peter Dinklage and Steve Zahn. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
In the animated fantasy adventure Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Aussie actor Ryan Kwanten voices Kludd, a young owlet who yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess). When the brothers fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the evil Pure Ones, the two make very different choices as they embark on their own journeys of self-discovery.
In this exclusive interview, which took place during the film’s press day, Ryan Kwanten talked to Collider about how amazing it was to see his animated owl, the process of finding the voice for Kludd and exploring the darker side of the character. He also revealed that he’s returning to the set for Season 4 of True Blood in late November, and he gave some details on his upcoming features Knights of Badassdom, Red Hill and Griff the Invisible. Check out what he had to say after the jump: