Harvey Lowry to direct romantic comedy starring award winning actress Thora Birch.
Harvey Lowry, one of Red Thread Pictures‘s principal partners, is directing The Competition, starring actress Thora Birch. Deadline broke the news about the film which follows “a successful blogger who develops a theory which encourages her female followers to break up with men after six months to avoid heartache. However, her philosophy on relationships is questioned when she meets an attorney who challenges her to a competition to prove her theory wrong.”
“It’s a very funny, heartwarming, romantic comedy set in the Pacific Northwest,” said Lowry. “We are very excited to have Thora Birch and other very talented actors on this film.”
Red Thread Pictures other principal partner, Justin Gullett, will be joining Harvey Lowry to Second Unit direct the project which kicks off September 18 in Seattle, WA. Birch will be producing the film along with Kelsey Tucker and Jasmine Fontes.
Lowry recently wrapped up production on the Lifetime Channel’s TV movie, Dance Night Obssession. Harvey Lowry has been a principal partner with Red Thread Pictures since 2013 and brings almost twenty years of filmmaking and production experience. He has supervised 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 has independently produced 19 feature films and 3 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.
Thora Birch has been acting since 1988. As a child star is widely recognized for her role in the cult classic, Hocus Pocus (1993). However, it was her breakout role in American Beauty that was well received by both critics and audiences and brought Birch to international recognition. Most recently she has starred in the Carlton Cuse produced USA Network series The Colony as a software engineer named Morgan. She has also done four independent films this year as well.