Behind the Scenes – Bend Broadband “What We Share” Campaign (Red Scarlett camera we used on the shoot)

My Work

Duran Duran – Runway Runaway (music video)

Role: writer, director

Selected as one of the best music videos shot in Portland, OR in 2011 via OPB and shown on Duran Duran’s 2011 tour.

Bend Broadband – What We Share (commercial)

Role: director.

Agency: tbd 

We did a series of these, all using real bubbles and without CGI.

Otis – Jay Z and Kanye West (parody / viral)

Role: creative, editor

Viral video done late one night at the office that found it’s way to the Huffington PostNew York Magazine, Playboy and Sundance website and blogs etc.

Electric Six – Psychic Visions (music video)

Role: writer, director

This video recently crossed 100,000 views on YouTube without any advertising.


Above: still from a recent assignment, recreating the ending of The Hangover with an all female cast to promote a new app.

Coraline – Doll Hair (branded content, shown on IFC and YouTube)

Role: Editor (Joint Editorial)

Client: Laika

The Blow – Knowing the Things That I Know (music video)

Role: Director, Editor, and DP (concept by Mike Merrill, animation by E*Rock)

Voted one of the best music videos of the year by RES Magazine, and featured on the magazine’s monthly DVD. 

Nike ID – Patty Cake :15 

Role: Director, co-star

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy

(producer: Jeff Selis, CD: Mike Byrne)

Have a zen day


“Written by Kevin Diller and illustrated by Justin Lowe, Hello, My Name is Octicorn is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever felt a little different. The story follows Octicorn on his journey to make new friends. With charmingly-simple illustrations and heartfelt narration, Hello, My Name is Octicorn celebrates originality.” – Frannie Jackson, Paste Magazine

Releases 5/24/16 pre-order here

Special thanks to Portland, OR filmmaker/designer Scott Graves for making this awesome GIF.


Bernie Sanders tells it like it is.

“If I slipped on a banana peel leaving here it would be on the front page of the papers,” Bernie Sanders said. “But when we talk about the great crisis facing this country very hard to get media attention for a lot of obvious reasons. And if I was standing here tonight and making some vicious attack against Hillary Clinton or anybody else it’d be a front page story.

“But if we talk about why the middle class is disappearing and almost all new wealth is going to the top 1 percent, not a big story,” he added. “So what the political revolution is, is forcing a debate. Not about trivial, but the real issues.”

Sid and Rose

Last summer I became a babysitter momentarily and found myself watching these two rug rats, Sid and Rose.

They reminded me that everything in life is a circle. And to remember the duality.

Adults teach kids. But kids also teach adults! Pay attention everybody.

Letter to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in the wake of yet another gun tragedy

Dear Gov. Kate Brown.

My girlfriend works in an elementary school, and I have many friends with children in Portland public schools and elsewhere.

I want to thank you for signing the gun background check bill last spring.

I also am pleased of the job you have been doing so far as Governor but I must admit, I am disappointed today to read in The Washington Times, that you said now is not the time to talk gun control.

While I understand conflict makes grief more messy, it is hard to continue to see politicians put re-election in front of doing what’s right.

I also want to note that I understand the guns used in the recent college shooting were purchased legally.

Still, I believe there are positive steps that we can take immediately to help reduce school shootings going forward.

As President Obama said, “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of politics.”

Can we start to teach mindfulness and compassion in our public schools?


Can we work to establish a culture of gun safety in Oregon?

If one needs to take a driver’s test to be able to drive a car, why not a gun safety test? Gun owners would be required to regularly refresh their training and renew their permits, with requirements at least as stringent as those governing renewal of your driver’s license.

Can we have more sensible gun laws? Banning high capacity magazines and assault weapons which aren’t needed in hunting.

We need to recognize gun violence as a critical and preventable public health problem. 

Most of all, we need to not put off this conversation any longer, and start to take action.

While I know change doesn’t happen over night, with 45 school shootings this year alone in the nation, there should be no delay.

Please be bold.

Don’t be afraid.

Let’s begin to heal from all this senseless tragedy.

And if nationally, a Tea Party Congress (and a few Democrats) continue to put the profits of the NRA higher on its priority list than the safety of innocent people it is sworn in to represent, why can’t we do something here in this state?

Let’s get to work,

Justin Lowe