Act 1 Roughcut Screening

Last week we hit another milestone in post-production as we screened the first half hour of Play It Safe for some our key team members (including cinematographer Sherwin Akbarzadeh, music supervisor & AP Oscar O'Bryan, and my good pal & longtime-collaborator Maia Tarrell). This was the very first time anyone other than Raechel and I had watched such a large chunk of the film which made the event equal parts exciting and nerve wracking. It was all smooth sailing once we got going though, and Rae & I collected a boatload of really valuable feedback. We're already back hard at work tweaking the edit with the aim for all five of us to reconvene to review the entire film within the next month.

Every step of making Play It Safe has been incredible in its own way, but I have to say that the last few months have been especially amazing. The film is starting to look really good, and it's been very exciting to see it really come to life. There are always challenging days here and there, but there's nothing like the feeling you get when you crack a difficult scene and all of a sudden it just starts working wonderfully.

Special thanks to Oscar, Sherwin, and Maia for their time and very useful feedback! I'll keep you all posted as things continue to develop.

Chris Pahlow

Chris Pahlow is an independent writer/director currently in post-production on his debut feature film PLAY IT SAFE. Chris has been fascinated with storytelling since he first earned his pen license and he’s spent the last ten years bringing stories to life through music videos, documentaries, and short films.