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 nineteen years, 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.
Harvey began his career as an actor before starting his career in special effects. 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 nineteen other 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 own 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” starring Shannon Elizabeth and directing special effects heavy scenes for movies.
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 “Humpty Dumpty.” 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 is currently directing the television series “America’s Next Best Bartender” for BRS Media and NBC. He recently directed the dramatic thriller, “Cassidy Way” for Red Thread Pictures, Ascension Media and Fortune Cookie Productions as well as the quirky comedy, “Light on Sunshine.” Currently he is in production on the Uptone Pictures produced, “Union Bound.” 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.