We were lucky enough to sneak into an early test screening of Melbourne-based writer/director Chris Pahlow’s debut feature Play It Safe a while back and loved it. Shot in black and white, it’s a deftly judged, quirky and hugely likeable indie dramatic comedy starring Nicholas Kato as a 26-year-old frustrated musician Jamie who find himself out of work, his band broken up and minus one girlfriend.
When he takes up a cosy but unfulfilling job at a local music school, Jamie has to face reality and decide what he really wants from life. Full of sharp humour, particularly from Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall as Jamie’s best mate Jefferson, there’s also plenty of subtle emotional drama.
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