Thursday, February 26, 2009

D.I.Y Art Films on the ACMI website

Check it out!
An interview we did with the lovely people at ACMI at last year's Melbourne International Animation Festival:

Also, MIAF is now on Facebook! Befriend the festival here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Johnny Cash - Hurt

Another video (& song) I've found quite affecting is the one for Johnny Cash's cover of the NIN track "Hurt", directed by the master Mark Romanek.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Supermarket Musical Massacre is making its American debut at the Women's International Film & Arts Festival in Miami in just a few days. It's screening on Sat, Feb 28 2009, 7:30 pm at the Fontainebleau Hotel (which is presumably in Miami). SMM is actually the only Australian film showing at the festival which is a real honour for us. (You can find out more here.)

So if you happen to be in Miami on the 28th get on down and check it out! They never asked us to send over a screener tape so fingers crossed they'll use the DVD and there won't just be seven minutes of black screen when SMM is supposed to be showing.

A big thanks to everyone over at WIFF in Miami for their selection and interest in our film!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bowerbirds - In Our Talons

A stunning video directed by Alan Poon from Canada. For me, this is how the best music videos should be. Not only is it visually stunning & well suited to the music, this video provokes an emotional response and left me feeling quite moved. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vigilantelope presents "Tale of the Golden Lease" - Tickets On Sale Today!

That's right! Tickets are on sale right now for Vigilantelope's 2009 Comedy Festival Show, "Tale of the Golden Lease." You can find out more about Vigilantelope at

Check out the Comedy at Trades site and pick up tickets today:

There is a special price for opening night - Tuesday the 14th of April - All tickets are $14!

To get your whistle wetted, here is a little video of Joel from Vigilantelope performing at Asian Pop Idol in Federation Square:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chris Pahlow Showreel (February 2009)

At long last my montage reel is complete. This features clips from all my festival shorts (including SMM, Fraught, & Neon Blue), the Something Great video, and a bunch of other animated promos. A big thanks to Liow for the music. If you like what you see, check out my website at, or email me at


I can barely contain my excitement. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they do a good job with this. Check out the high quality versions here (it's worth it!).

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Higher Quality Videos

Through the magic that is vimeo I've got some higher quality versions of the SMM & Neon Blue trailers, plus the promo Steph & I did for the JJJ comp. Enjoy:

Friday, February 6, 2009

Her Morning Elegance

Dave put me onto this last week. Awesome stuff, definitely some of the best pixilation I've seen.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Something Great - Stills & Credits

At long last Bianca Chen's "Something Great" video is nearing completion. To whet your appetites here's a few stills from the final video.

Perhaps more so than on any other project I've work on, this video was truly a team effort. This video would not exist without the help, advice, encouragement, and countless hours of work from a large number of people. To everyone involved, I cannot thank you enough. I enjoyed working with each and every person involved with the production. I was unbelievably lucky to have such an amazing and talented group of people to work with. To find out who these incredible people are, here's the credits:

Directed, Produced, & Edited by: Chris Pahlow

Production Manager: Wayne Wong

Art Director & Assistant Production Manager: Elise Pahlow

Film Crew

Director of Photography: Adam Howden

First Assistant Director: Alan Lam

Camera Assistant: Jaque Fisher

Gaffer Assistant: Amanda Chong

Grips: Zac Gillam & Nathan Whitcher

Data Wrangler: Takuya Suzuki

Hair & Makeup: Tamsin Scrimshaw

Runner: Melissa Moodley

Equipment Advisor: Eileen Wall

Set Team: Stephanie Brotchie, Amanda Chong, Zac Gillam, Melissa Moodley, Elise Pahlow, Oliver Ramsey, Tracey Tang, Nathan Whitcher, David Wong, Jennifer Wong, Kean Wong, Kay Li Yeoh

Documentary: Oliver Ramsey

Assistant Editors: Stephanie Brotchie, Alan Lam, David Shiyang Liu, & Elise Pahlow

Colour Grading: Alan Lam & David Shiyang Liu

Stills Photography: Laurie Fish, & Elise Pahlow

Set Crew

Set Illustration & Design: Elise Pahlow, Stephanie Brotchie, Katie Pahlow, & Chris Pahlow

Set Engineer: Andy Matthews

Set Advisor: Jacinta Chute

Set Construction: Phoebe Bao, Gemma Belfrage, Dave Bennett, Stephanie Brotchie, Andy Matthews, Chris Pahlow, Elise Pahlow, Oliver Ramsey, Takuya Suzuki, Tracey Tang, Kean Wong, Jennifer Wong, Wayne Wong, Kay Li Yeoh


Special Thanks: Jacinta Chute, Adam Howden, Elise Pahlow, Eileen Wall, Kin & Tai Ling Wong, Wayne Wong, Jennifer Wong, The Pahlow Family

Thanks again to everyone involved. We'll keep you posted regarding the clip's release and let you know where & when to see it as soon as we know.