Lori Bowen

Lori Bowen

Cinematographer, Director, Editor and Screenwriter

Portland, Oregon

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About Lori

Lori Bowen is an award-winning horror filmmaker transplanted to Portland, Oregon. Though she took a few film classes in high school and one semester of college, she’s autodidact, having taught herself how to write, direct, produce, shoot, and edit her films when a traditional film school proved too expensive.

Lori’s loved the horror genre since she first saw Cujo at the tender age of six, but it was the mixture of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and its strong heroine, Lucio Fulci’s The Gates of Hell with its strong imagery, and George A. Romero’s Dead Cycle with all the freakin’ zombies, all seen when she was around eight years old, that made her want to make horror movies.

All of her films thus far have been made on a shoestring with thanks to her immensely talented and extremely generous friends. 2011 saw a shift for Lori’s work as she created her first SAG signatory film and her fifth narrative short, the award-winning JustUs which starred Sage Hall (director / star of the short horror film Candy) and Travis Garner. The short also featured the voice of legendary Scream Queen Brinke Stevens.

In 2012, Lori made the award-winning short Stella Buio, starring another legendary Scream Queen, Linnea Quigley. In the film, Quigley plays Stella Buio, a medium brought in by a grieving widow to reunite her family with her dear departed husband and gives them more than they’d bargained for. The film is an homage to the 70s/80s Italian horror films like Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, Dario Argento’s Suspiria, and Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath.

In 2013 (with post wrapped up in 2014), Lori collaborated with actress and filmmaker Shannon Lark to create I am Monster, based on Shannon's original script. It's on the festival circuit now and has won Best Short Film at Crypticon Seattle. -- http://www.iammonstermovie.com

On the writing front, Lori's feature length script DOC was named one of ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest's Quarter Finalists.

Unique traits: Fast worker, thinks in minute details and the bigger picture, loves to collaborate with like-minded individuals.

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Loglines

  • Crashing Wonderland

    Crashing Wonderland Action Sci-fi Adventure One six string. Five hours. And one pink haired girl.

Credits

  • I am Monster

    I am Monster (2014)
    Film (short) by Kimyoo FIlms / Lori Bowen Co-director, co-writer, producer

  • Stella Buio

    Stella Buio (2012)
    Film (short) by Lori Bowen writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • A Hammer Fell in Jerusalem: and be at rest

    A Hammer Fell in Jerusalem: and be at rest (2011)
    Music by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • Sine - World Collision

    Sine - World Collision (2011)
    Film (short) by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • JustUs

    JustUs (2011)
    Music by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • A Hammer Fell in Jerusalem: Anathema

    A Hammer Fell in Jerusalem: Anathema (2010)
    Film (short) by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • Essenger - World Collision

    Essenger - World Collision (2010)
    Film (short) by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • aftershock

    aftershock (2009)
    Film (short) by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor

  • Without/Within

    Without/Within (2008)
    Film (short) by Kimyoo Films / Lori Bowen writer, director, producer, editor

Awards

  • Best Jaw-Dropping F/X - Reel Terror - Stella Buio
    (2012)

  • Best Don't Bite the Apple - Bleedfest - Essenger
    (2011)

  • Best All American Zombie Slayer - Bleedfest - aftershock
    (2011)

  • Best Faux Radio Broadcast - JustUs
    (2011)

  • Director's Choice - ShockerFest International Film Festival - Without/Within
    (2009)

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