David Lowe grew up in Canberra, where he made his first films and wrote award-winning short stories and history projects, including Forgotten Rebels: black Australians who fought back.
As a BA student at the Australian Film TV and Radio School, David specialised in scriptwriting and also directed two short dramas which went to numerous international film festivals and sold widely to television; the thriller Freestyle (with Mary Lou Stewart, Monique Spanbrook and Roy Billing) and the time-travelling romance The Two-Wheeled Time Machine (with Essie Davis, Matt Day and Jacki Weaver). David wrote Australia’s first broadband interactive drama, Love Cuts (directed by Denny Lawrence), the award-winning interactive science fiction project Burning Moon, and television dramas with Southern Star and Becker Productions. Major drama writing projects include Cloudcatcher (selected for the Spark script residential accelerator program), Human Race (developed with Matchbox Pictures), and Wild River (Screen Tasmania).
When he moved to the Northern Rivers of NSW, David combined art with activism, using photography and short films to help successfully oppose the CSG industry’s invasion of the region. He also wrote and directed the feature length music documentary Rock the Gate! (featuring Xavier Rudd). With his company Cloudcatcher Media, David then went on to help numerous other communities fight invasive gas and coal, from Gloucester to the Northern Territory. Major projects include the feature documentary Sacrifice Zone and films for Sea Shepherd Australia, the Environmental Defenders Office and Lock the Gate Alliance. Recent festival appearances as writer/director include the animated short film Citizen to Activist, Dingo Lessons, On the Bend of a River, Gently Bentley, and Behind the Mask.
Major projects in development include the long form audio doco-drama Out of the Box, TV mini-series One in a Million, and the triple screen, live multimedia extravaganza Confusing Them With Our Joy.
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