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The Paradise Plan – a short film

The Paradise Plan.

A short (14-minute) film that explores connections between Canberra and Castlecrag. It intertwines the aspirations of the Griffins in both places with the history of the Gigante puppets created in their name, as part of the campaign to save Castlecrag Infants School back in 1989.

The Paradise Plan. Part documentary, part fantasy – the film begins in Canberra, at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) where the puppets have been on exhibit for twelve years. They “self-check out” and head for Walter’s Lake. Through the puppets, the film explores Marion and Walter’s time in the bush capital, before being transported back to the Sydney suburb they both planned to be their Paradise on Earth.

“Informative, inventive and delightfully whimsical, this short film is a mini-treasure – well worth watching.”
– Andrew Pike, Managing Director Ronin Films.

Held in conjunction with the Walter Burley Griffin Society’s Open Day.

Event date

Event Details

121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag, New South Wales

The hall is across the road from the meeting place for the Griffin Open Day. Drop in to view the film before or after your visit to the Griffin homes.


12.30pm, 1.30pm, 4.45pm

Entry fees:
Onsite facilities: