Harvey Lowry entered the film industry in 1990 and soon became the President and Director of Operations for one of the largest special effects and film production companies in California. Over the course of twenty years, he has collaborated on the production, special effects, makeup effects, visual effects, animatronics and/or specialty costumes for over 150 feature films, television shows, music videos, commercials and documentaries. He is an award winning director, having directed 8 feature films and 12 television episodes, as well as independently produced 26 feature films, commercials and music videos and 13 television shows. Harvey has collaborated on the films The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Alice in Wonderland, A Beautiful Mind, The Passion of the Christ, Hannibal, Big Mommas House and The Watchmen and many others.
Harvey began his career as an actor before moving his career behind the camera. In late 1994, he began his career in special effects as an assistant at an effects studio and quickly grew his skills with the company. Soon promoted to Director of Operations, Harvey and the company collaborated on many high profile films and television shows producing visual effects, special effects, props and costumes.
Harvey began producing independent films in 2000. Since then, he has produced twenty six projects ranging from the dark horror film Trailer Park of Terror (the only film in the Slamdance Film Festival history to have a second screening due to high demand), to the family comedy Soccer Mom starring Emily Osment and Missy Pyle.
In 2006, Harvey formed his very successful special effects and film production company and immediately began production on a series of feature films, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Watchmen, television shows such as Moonlight and Saving Grace, and many commercials and music videos. As his company continued to grow, Harvey put more emphasis on producing independent films such as Farmhouse and Night of the Demons starringShannon Elizabeth. In 2009, under his Green Pictures banner, he produced the family comedy Monster Mutt. In 2010, Harvey furthered his independent producing career with such films as Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage featuring Patrick Stewart and Paranormal Whacktivity, as well as directing for three television shows. Harvey continued his success producing special effects for blockbuster films such as Dead of Night starring Brandon Routh, Night at a the Museum; Battle of the Smithsonian and the upcoming A Dog and Pony Show.
In 2014, Harvey formed a collaboration with Justin Gullett and Larry Thornton and partnered with Red Thread Pictures. Harvey continues focusing more on producing and directing independent films, television shows music videos, commercials and documentaries, as well as supervising special effects on films and television shows around the world. Harvey has directed and produced the television series America’s Next Best Bartender for BRS Media and NBC and is commencing production for Willow Springs. He has directed the dramatic thriller, Cassidy Way, the quirky comedy, Light on Sunshine and second unit directed the thriller Deadly Sanctuary. In mid 2014, Harvey directed the award winning and much anticipated Civil War film, Union Bound with Uptone Pictures and the drama A Play On Words, adapted from the stage play by the same name. In the Fall of 2014, Harvey received critical acclaim for directing the thriller Monday At 11:01 a.m. starring Lance Henriksen and Briana Evigan. Harvey recently completed directing the upcoming thriller Asomatous featuring Michael Welch and Kevin Sorbo and the thriller Dance Night Obsession for Lifetime Television. It is undeniable that his track record for success in film and television will carry over into any venture he chooses to be a part of, making him one of the entertainment industry’s elite producers and directors.