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Chris Pahlow

Chris Pahlow is a writer/director based in Melbourne. His debut feature film PLAY IT SAFE was released theatrically in September 2015, with TheMusic.com.au praising it as a film that would “resonate with every struggling musician you know” and a number of reviews noting Chris as a “talent to watch”.
In addition to developing his own original film and television projects, Chris is currently working as a freelance screenwriter. He helped pen “Sibling Rivalry” (currently in post-production) alongside Jaime Browne and Clayton Jacobson, and is currently co-writing two other feature projects with Clay: “The Girls” (story by Lis Collins) and “Distant Runners” (story by David Michôd).
Chris is a big believer in independent cinema and is passionate about helping young filmmakers find their voice. He has taught film production at Swinburne and Deakin Universities, acting (with a focus on improvisation) at Verve Studios, and co-hosts The Movie Pack podcast with Clayton Jacobson.
Chris received a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Deans Award) from the University of Melbourne, and enjoyed a director’s placement on season five of The Dr. Blake Mysteries (ABC). Other writing credits include two produced feature films, one currently in pre-production, and two more currently in development. He as produced and directed shorts and music videos that have screened at festivals around the world, including “Fraught” which one Best Australian Film at the Melbourne International Animation Festival.