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Richard Lowenstein (born 1 March 1959 in Melbournemarker, Australia) is an Australian film director. His mother was author oral historian and activist Wendy Lowenstein. He has written, produced and directed the feature films He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, Dogs In Space, Say A Little Prayer, Strikebound and Ghost Story, as well as numerous ground-breaking & award-winning music videos for bands such as INXS and U2, concert performance films and TV commercials. Most recently he filmed the U2 concert at Melbourne's Telstra Dome.

He co-produced the satirical music series John Safran's Music Jamboree as well as John Safran vs God for SBS Independent and is a partner in the Melbourne-based production company, GHOST. He is also a partner in the feature film production company, Fandango Australia Pty Ltd along with Italian Producer - Domenico Procacci, Producer – Sue Murray, Lawyer – Bryce Menzies and Director - Rolf de Heer. He was a close friend of Michael Hutchence.

He attended Brinsley Road Community School from 1973 to 1974.

He graduated from Swinburne Film and Television School in 1979.


  • I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (music video compilation, 2004)
  • U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (music video compilation, 2002)
  • He Died With A Felafel In His Hand (2001)
  • Naked: Stories of Men - Ghost Story (telemovie, 1996)
  • Say a Little Prayer (1993)
  • U2: LoveTown (1989) (concert performance, 1989)
  • INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (music video compilation, 1988)
  • Australian Made: The Movie (concert performance, 1987)
  • Dogs in Space (1987)
  • INXS: Swing and Other Stories (music video compilation, 1985)
  • White City (1985)
  • Strikebound (1984)
  • Evictions (1979)


Lowenstein won an unprecedented 8 MTV Video Music Awards in 1988 for his work on INXS — "Need You Tonight/Mediate" music videos.

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