AFL film to get January theatrical release

A new film by the director of Summer Coda has been announced for a late January theatrical release.

Blinder, the third feature film by Richard Gray after Summer Coda and the yet to be released Mine Games is scheduled for a January 24 opening.
The film began production in February in Torquay, Victoria before moving to Boston, USA to finish filming.

The story follows a former AFL player Tom, played by The Slap’s Oliver Ackland, who flees Australia on the back of a scandal that ended his career before it began.

On returning to clear his his name he reignites a relationship with an ex girlfriend. With his return also comes revelations regarding the shameful aftermath of his team’s grand final begin to cause termoil in his life once again.

Producing with Gray is co-writer Michele Davis-Gray as well as Virginia Kay, Mike Gillespie and Chris Lemole, executive produced by former AFL players Glenn Archer, Adrian Gleeson and Sam Kekovich.

Jack Thompson, Angus Sampson, Zoe Carides and Anna Hutchison star alongside Ackland.

The film is currently in post production.


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