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chris pahlow
screenwriter

currently in development

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The Trouble With Unicorns 

Could it actually be possible to have your cake and eat it too? A couple in their early-30s begin their first non-monogamous adventure… Only to find that open relationships aren’t always as liberating as you’d think.

/credits Creator, Producer, Writer, Director

/scheduled release TBC
/format streaming series
/genre
dramedy
/directors Grant Scicluna, Michelle Savill, Greta Nash, Chris Pahlow
/producers Richard Kelly, Daphne Do, Chris Pahlow
/companies 2Jons, 1959 Productions

/script sample april 2018 — first draft, first polish
download pilot script


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The Girls

One impulsive act leaves 11-year-old Elsie’s stepfather Frank seriously injured and trapped under the wreckage of his car. After years of being kept in isolation by her domineering and narcissistic mother, Elsie decides to keep the accident a secret in order to learn all she can about the outside world and the men who routinely abandon her.

/credits Screenplay by (with Lis Collins and Clayton Jacobson)

/scheduled release 2019
/format feature film
/genre
drama
/director Clayton Jacobson
/producers Jason Byrne, Clayton Jacobson, Kristian Moliere
/companies Jason Byrne Productions

/script sample march 2018 — sixth draft, first polish
email me to request script


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Parental Guidance

He’s not a great dad, but he’s a bloody good hitman.

/credits Co-Writer (with Darcy Prendergast)

/scheduled release TBC
/format feature film
/genre
comedy-thriller
/director Darcy Prendergast
/company Oh Yeah Wow

/script sample
not yet available


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Fear of the Unknown

A failed magician finds friendship and validation in a club for illusionists. But as this insular group becomes an echo chamber of frustration, it’s hard to know what’s more terrifying — the potential existence of supernatural forces, or the growing callousness and entitlement of the people trying to summon them.

/credits Writer/Director

/scheduled release TBC
/format feature film
/genre
horror
/company 1959 Productions

/script sample
not yet available


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Wildflower (야생화) 

When a shy Korean teenager is shipped off to a hostile Australian town without explanation, he seeks escape via a job as a farm labourer. But as things turn nasty between his new workmates and the grieving widow who owns the farm, he's faced with the hardest decision of his life.

/credits Co-Writer (with Sam Bliss)

/scheduled release TBC
/format feature film
/genre
drama
/producers Tristan Barr & David Gim
/company Continuance Pictures

/script sample
not yet available


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Distant Runners

19-year-old Chris has 6 hours to help his manipulative cousin Mickey find $1,200 for a deranged ex-cop or Mickey’s toast. They embark on an increasingly bizarre & dangerous journey involving stolen cars, stoner chicks, and Chinese food. Will they find the money and save Mickey’s skin? And, more importantly, will their friendship survive the night?

/credits Screenplay by (with Clayton Jacobson; story by David Michôd)

/scheduled release TBC
/format feature film
/genre
dramedy/crime
/director Clayton Jacobson
/company Bison Films

/script sample
not yet available