Blinder begins production next month, casts Oliver Ackland, Rose McIver

19 January, 2012 by Staff Reporter

AFL feature film Blinder has unveiled its cast ahead of a 10-week shoot which begins next month in Victoria.

The film will star Oliver Ackland (The Slap), Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones), Steve Bisley (Red Hill), Anna Hutchison (Wild Boys), Zoe Carides (Death In Brunswick), Bob Morley (Road Train) and Angus Sampson (Insidious).


Ackland plays an ex-footballer who returns home after a long absence to clear his name and reignite an old flame.

Richard Gray (Summer Coda, Mine Games) is directing the screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Didier and Michele Gray. They are also producing the film alongside former footballers Glenn Archer, Adrian Gleeson and Sam Kekovich, as well as Virginia Kay, Bryce Menzies, Chris Lemole and Mike Gillespie.

“I grew up holidaying with family on the Great Ocean Road and always dreamed of shooting a film there," Gray said in a statement. "We have locations from Torquay to Apollo Bay – and they’re just stunning. I have a huge passion for football and can’t wait to bring the action to the big screen, an emotional but uplifting story that a large audience can get behind.”

Filming begins on February 20 in Torquay, Victoria before moving to Boston, Massachusetts.