Richard Lowe spent most of his childhood working in a grocery store, as he was the presumed heir of a multi-generational family business started by Chinese immigrants. However, as much as he loved grinding meat and stocking shelves, his fondest memories are of him and his brother playing in the warehouse, constructing forts out of empty boxes and coming up with stories about how the customers were bad guys and how Lorraine, a cute employee (not related, of course), was a princess who needed rescuing. Looking back, it’s clear that storytelling was something he loved from an early age because he saw the power it had to transform something mundane like an obligatory job into something exciting. So, after graduating from UCLA with a degree in film and TV, he pursued his passion of telling comedic and emotional stories with themes that tie back to his cultural upbringing.
As a writer, Richard has written for Walk The Prank on Disney XD and Dr. Ken on ABC. His original pilot, Growing Up Dictator (a comedic look at the childhood of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un), made the 2016 Staffing Survey, a list of the year's best TV staffing samples, and was a finalist (top 5) at the 2016 Austin Film Festival. His pilot Education, Secondary was a semifinalist (top 10) at the 2013 Austin Film Festival. He has also written for the NBC Diversity Scene Showcase and ABC Talent Showcase. He studied improv and sketch with Upright Citizens Brigade and The Pack Theater, performed stand-up at the Hollywood Improv and produced sketch comedy videos on his YouTube channel Aisle Five Comedy. Prior to becoming a writer, he was an editor, most recently working on The Good Fight for CBS. He is the producer and host of the podcast Pulling Your Hair Out: Conversations About The Writing Process.
As an editor/assistant editor, he has extensive experience in post-production for major film and television studios, as well as independent projects and documentaries. Credits include:
- The Good Fight
- The Good Wife
- Surviving Jack
- Up All Night
- Happy Valley, NBC pilot
- Priest 3D, feature film
- Appaloosa, feature film
- The Golden Compass, feature film
- Rendition, feature film
- Pride & Glory, feature film
- The Sundance documentary, Word Wars