Chris is an award-winning producer of internationally distributed TV documentary, drama, and animated films. Since 2005 he has focused on urban resilience and sustainability issues. He has played key roles in founding and building a variety of influential organizations and programs. He is a writer and editor of publications including magazines, books, training manuals and educational materials, and has overseen the production of many language versions of both print and video materials.
He co-founded Green Enterprise Toronto (2005-2009), The Brewers Plate, Street Kids International (1988-1998), Razorback Press, and The Journal of Wild Culture. Chris has also worked with agencies such as MSF/Doctors Without Borders (Canada) in the field of child health and rights. He has won awards for his films and other work including a film portrait of the artist Jack Chambers and the AIDS education cartoon Karate Kids which was translated into 30 languages (Peter F. Drucker Award for Canadian Non-Profit Innovation). He served on the faculty of the Institute Without Boundaries at George Brown College School of Design in 2004.
Chris has produced one folk/blues music CD and performs in venues around Toronto. He has published articles and essays in NOW Magazine, Corporate Knights, Alternatives Journal, TheMarkNews, Wild Culture, Resurgence (UK), Behind The Headlines, Descant, World Health Forum (UN/WHO), Development Communication Report (UNICEF), and has written papers for Metcalf Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières – Canada, CIDA Policy Branch, UNDP and Street Kids International.
Ecotone Productions is Chris Lowry’s production company.