In a career spanning two decades, Lowry's work has taken him on locations throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Britain, Australia, and to the Baltic region of eastern Europe. He has filmed underwater adventures in the Bahamas, avalanches in the Canadian Rockies, buffalo stampedes in Wyoming, airline disasters in Hawaii, and runaway freight trains in British Columbia. His subjects have ranged from the civil rights movement of the ‘60s in Unconquered, starring Peter Coyote and Dermot Mulroney, to manifest destiny in the 1840s in the seven-hour mini-series Dream West, with Rip Torn and F. Murray Abraham.
Lowry has directed dozens of movies and mini-series for both network and cable outlets. He directed USA's highly-rated four-hour original mini-series Attila, starring Gerard Butler, Powers Boothe and Tim Curry. Lowry also directed Tom Selleck in Last Stand at Saber River, adapted from the Elmore Leonard novel. The movie became the highest rated cable movie ever at the time of its airing on TNT. In addition to its ratings success, Saber River also won the prestigious Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Golden Boot Award for best western movie of the year. One More Mountain, the tragic saga of the Donner party's travails while stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846, was also directed by Lowry and won a Christopher Award for its humanitarian content and message.
Other projects directed by Lowry include Hallmark Hall of Fame's Follow the Stars Home, starring Kimberly Williams, Scott Campbell and Blair Brown; Y2K with Ken Olin; the mini-series Atomic Train with Rob Lowe for NBC; and the mini-series Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder with James Coburn and Stephen Baldwin for ABC.
Lowry also directed In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders, which spawned a series of movies depicting events surrounding the deaths of law enforcement officials throughout the United States. The series ran for ten years on NBC, and eight of the 11 films were produced and directed by Lowry.
Lowry lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He is member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors. He is an avid horseman, scuba diver, and still photographer.
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