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Stephen Low

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B: in Ottawa, Ontario

Born in Ottawa, Stephen Low was raised in Montreal and southern Alberta. His father, Colin Low, was a distinguished documentary filmmaker and cinema pioneer whose career at the National Film Board of Canada spanned over 50 years and helped the institution win a truckload of awards, including nine Oscar® nominations. Stephen Low’s 3D short The Last Buffalo was produced for the Suntory pavilion at Expo ’90 in Osaka, Japan and became one of the most popular attractions at the fair, drawing over 1,940,000 viewers over six months. The film was the second produced in the revolutionary 15/70 3D medium for IMAX 3D theatres. His newest project, The Trolley, explores the power and potential of a once nearly forgotten piece of 19th century innovation. Following its existence from 19th century invention to near extinction in the 1960s, Low’s film focuses on Toronto as one of the only cities in North America to have retained an extensive streetcar network. The Trolley will have its World Premiere at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Challenger: An Industrial Romance (1980, short)
Challenger: An Industrial Romance (1980)
Skyward (1985, short)
Beavers (1988, short)

The Defender (1990)
The Last Buffalo (1990, short, 3D)
Titanica (1992)
Flight of the Aquanaut (1993)
Across the Sea of Time (1995)
Super Speedway (1997)
Mark Twain’s America in 3D (1998, 3D)

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003, short)
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004, short)

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010)
Legends of Flight (2010)
Rescue (2011)
Rocky Mountain Express (2011)
Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas (2016, short)
The Trolley (2018)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Challenger: An Industrial Romance (1980, short)
Challenger: An Industrial Romance (1980)
Acting Class (1980, short)

The Defender (1990)
Mark Twain’s America in 3D (1998, 3D)
Gold Fever (1999, short)

Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees (2002)
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003, short)
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004, short)
Mysteries of the Great Lakes (2008)

Legends of Flight (2010)
Rescue (2011)
Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas (2016, short)
The Trolley (2018)

TV Series:
Journey with Dylan Dreyer (2017, 1 episode)

Credits as a Producer:
Challenger: An Industrial Romance (1980, short)
Challenger: An Industrial Romance (1980)
Splitz (1985, Executive producer)
Beavers (1988, short)

Titanica (1992)
Flight of the Aquanaut (1993)
Across the Sea of Time (1995)
Super Speedway (1997)
Mark Twain’s America in 3D (1998, 3D)

Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004, short)

Legends of Flight (2010)
Rescue (2011)
The Trolley (2018)