Richard Lowenstein graduated from Swinburne Film and Television school in 1979 having written and directed a half-hour dramatised documentary called Evictions, winner of the 1980 Melbourne Film Festival, Erwin Rado Award.
He then went on to write and direct the feature film Strikebound (1984), the UK mini-feature White City (1985) and another feature film Dogs in Space (1986) with Michael Hutchence. He has also directed a number of award winning videos for INXS, U2, Hunters and Collectors, Pete Townshend, Jenny Morris, Crowded House, Big Pig and Archie Roach.
His third feature film, Say A Little Prayer earned the Best Director and Best Actress awards at the XXIII Edizone Giffoni Children's Film Festival in Italy. In 2001, Richard wrote, directed, produced and edited He Died With A Felafel in His Hand, starring Noah Taylor. The film won two awards from the New York Independent Film & Video Festival – Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature and Best Actor in a Feature for Noah Taylor – and was nominated by the Critics Circle in Sydney for Best Adapted Screenplay. It was also selected for screening in the Press Award section of the 17th Film Festival of Paris in April 2002.
Richard has directed and produced feature-length documentaries We’re Livin’ on Dog Food Rowland S Howard – Autoluminescent, In Bob We Trust and Ecco Homo.
Richard is currently working on a feature documentary about Michael Hutchence, scheduled for completion in 2018.
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