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Gregory Pakis


The Garth Method

In 2001 unemployed actor Garth Petridis was imprisoned for one of the most unusual crimes in Australian history.

Desperate for success he kidnapped members of the public and forced them to perform in a bizarre movie intended to make Garth a household name.

He kept a video diary of the whole process.

Upon his release from jail he convinced filmmaker Gregory Pakis to recreate the story of his life before his crimes and the outrageous stunts he would pull 'method acting' to get 'sexy and tough' to win parts.

Shot on Super 16mm, The Garth Method is a combination of Garth's REAL video diary and the re creation of his comic struggle to become an actor that drove him to such a dangerous method of achieving acting fame.

If you are interested in the film, please contact Gregory Pakis.

Gregory Pakis and Garth Petridis can also be contacted at
P.O Box 46, Carlton North. Ph: (03) 9347 1616 Fx: (03) 9347 1514
email Jennifer Hennessy

Official Selection
Down Under International Film Festival, Darwin, April 2004
Runner Up, Best Male Actor (Garth Petridis)

5th Melbourne Underground Film Festival, July 2004
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing (Gregory Pakis)
Best Male Actor (Garth Petridis)

Home Brewed International Film Festival, Wollongong, October 2004

Fiery Film Fest, New Mexico, U.S.A. 2004

SnowyFest, Thredbo, NSW, 2005

Cinefest, Melbourne Uni, VIC, August 2005

Atlanta Underground Film Festvial, U.S.A. August 2005

8th Annual Oxnard Independent Film Festival, LA, U.S.A. 2005
Best Actor (Garth Petridis)

Woodstock Museum Fim and Video Festival, NY, U.S.A. September 2005

The Garth Method

Produced by Gregory Pakis and Paul Dowie

Written and Directed by Gregory Pakis

DOP - Anders Olson

CAST - Garth Petridis, Scott Terrill, Jamie Unicomb,
Sam Nisiforou, Katrina Baylis, Michael Gilberto


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Melbourne independent filmmakers is compiled by Bill Mousoulis