Who wants to grow up? There’s so much fun to be had as a kid with games, toys and imagination, it’s a wonder that more folks out there aren’t like Griff of Leon Ford’s Griff the Invisible. Okay, perhaps Griff is a bit of an extreme, but the concept of holding onto a childhood dream is something just about everyone can relate to to a degree.
A bit of a recluse, Griff (Ryan Kwanten) hides in his office cubicle during the day, but, at night, he heads home to man his computer station, monitoring the local area for crime. When something pops up on his radar, he suits up and hits the streets to save the innocent. Griff’s brother, Tim (Patrick Brammall) knows of his secret identity and insists Griff ditch the late night gig. It isn’t until Griff meets Melody (Maeve Dermody) that he finally has someone to share the crime-fighting part of his life with, whether or not it’s all one big delusion.
With Griff the Invisible’s August 19th US release right around the corner, Ford came to San Diego Comic Con to let Griff meet the masses. The film screened a few times at the Gaslamp 15 and, just before one of the final sessions, Ford took the time to sit down and talk about the process of making Griff from beginning to end. He touches upon what sparked the idea, finding his leading man and so much more. He even reveals the status of his upcoming project, a feature length version of the short film “The Mechanicals,” which is expected to go into production in the near future.
Hear all about it for yourself in the video interview below.