Chris Pahlow is a Melbourne-based screenwriter, producer, and director, with a focus on bringing authentic characters, relationships, & dialogue to high concept narratives with the power to emotionally move audiences.
His first original series The Trouble With Unicorns is currently scheduled for production in 2020, with a team that includes Marieke Hardy (Seven Types of Ambiguity, ABC 2017), Grant Scicluna (Downriver, TIFF 2015), Michelle Saville (Ellen Is Leaving, SXSW Jury Award Winner 2013), Greta Nash (Two Piece, Tropfest Winner 2018), & production company 2Jons (The Gloaming, Stan 2020). His pilot for the show is a finalist in the 2019 Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition.
Chris’ first feature Play It Safe was an exploration in naturalism on screen, taking inspiration from indie filmmakers like John Cassavetes, Richard Linklater, & Joe Swanberg. Since then he has worked on a number of Australian feature scripts (including Brothers’ Nest, SXSW & SIFF 2018), applying his eye for realism & authenticity to films in the drama, comedy, thriller, & crime genres. He looks forward to working on international film & TV projects in 2020.
Play It Safe - Interviews
RRR Test Pattern, September 9th, 2015
Play It Safe - Features
MX Newspaper November 7th, 2014
Girl In The Sun
St Kilda Film Festival, Soundkilda 2014 - Festival Screening
We Are The Knife
Supermarket Musical Massacre
Metro Magazine, Issue # 157, July, 2008 (view scan)
Video Interview for The Memory Grid, ACMI, Melbourne
MX Newspaper, June 16, 2008 (view scan)
Inpress Magazine, Issue #1023, June 11, 2008 (view scan)
Frankie Magazine, Issue #11, June/July, 2008 (view scan)
MX Newspaper, March 14, 2008