about chris


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.

If you’re interesting in booking Chris for a writing project, you can read his samples here, & contact him via email here.

+ email: chris.pahlow [at] gmail.com
+ instagram: instagram.com/chrispahlow
+ vimeo: vimeo.com/chrispahlow 


Play It Safe - Interviews

Play It Safe - Features

Girl In The Sun

We Are The Knife

Neon Blue

Supermarket Musical Massacre