PLAY IT SAFE is the debut feature film from writer/director Chris Pahlow. The film follows Jamie, a 26-year-old musician, who is out of work and down on his luck. When Jamie's band breaks up, he's left with no money, no career and no girlfriend. Now he teaches piano at a soul-destroying music school. Will he take a risk and follow his dreams? Or will he surrender to his new-found unhappiness and play it safe?
This week we hit a massive milestone: Play It Safe is officially picture locked! After about a year and half of editing (and three and a half years since I first started the project) I now have a final edit sitting on my computer!
A few weeks back we launched the video for Mantra’s latest single The Fear (check it out here if you haven’t already). Mantra not only acts in Play It Safe, but has also put a lot of work into the film’s soundtrack, so it was a real pleasure to be able to continue collaborating with him. A lot of Play It Safe’s core creative team (including DP Sherwin Akbarzadeh and editor Raechel Harding) also came on board with this video, so it was very much a family affair which was great.