Richard Lowe is a producer, director and editor. 


Having worked for all the major broadcasters in the UK he came to the US in 1999 and since then has accumulated a diverse range of credits in documentary film and television.  As an editor, Richard has cut everything from museum installations to feature documentaries.  Dealing with subject matter as disparate as migrant farm workers, video game fanatics and Palestinian soccer players.  Documentaries such as Valley of Tears, Bang The Machine and Goal Dreams have played in renowned Film Festivals around the world and have aired on PBS and Sundance Channel.


In 2003 Richard edited Imagining America, a two-hour special for PBS about American art and culture in the twentieth century.  In 2009 he edited Schmatta, Rags To Riches, a feature length documentary about the garment industry, globalization and the wider American economy for HBO. In 2010 he edited Triangle, Remembering The Fire, a film about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, also for HBO – which aired on the 100th anniversary of the fire in March 2011.


In 2004 Richard began a long and fruitful association with VH1. He was one of the directors of VH1’s award-winning series And You Don’t Stop: 30 years of Hip Hop.  That was followed in 2006 by The Drug Years, which won both the Cine Golden Eagle and a Telly Award.  In  2006 he directed and produced VH1’s Sex: the Revolution a multi-part series documenting the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s. 

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Martin Torgoff is a writer and film-maker. 


In 1986, Torgoff published American Fool: The Roots and Improbable Rise of John Cougar Mellencamp (St. Martin's Press), which was awarded the Deems Taylor Prize by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for its excellence.


In 1987, he wrote Elvis '56, a critically acclaimed hour-long film about that single meteoric year in Presley's life. Produced and directed by the Academy Award winning documentary team of Alan and Susan Raymond, the film was nominated as Best Documentary at the US Film Festival. Tom Shales of the Washington Post lauded the piece as not only the best film ever made about Elvis, but also "one of the best ever produced on a rock and roll figure"; Rolling Stone, in its review, was particularly generous with its praise for the writing of the film--"hats off to Martin Torgoff's script." The film has since been singled out by artists like Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney as one of their personal favorites as well.


The following year, Torgoff wrote Non Stop for singer Julio Iglesias, an hour-long television special filmed in Asia and Australia for worldwide syndication. In 1988, he was hired by Prince to write an authorized musical documentary which was slated to become his first television special. In 1991, The Making of Pump (CBS Video Enterprises), a feature-length documentary that Torgoff wrote and directed for Aerosmith, became a multi-platinum selling home video.


In 1992, Torgoff began Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, 1945-2000, a major work of non fiction about the American experience of illicit substances during the entire postwar era that would consume the next twelve years of his life. During that time, Torgoff served as a Field Producer for the authorized feature film on the Woodstock Festival of 1994 directed by Barbara Koppel, shooting all of the artist interviews for the film, and then produced special events and designed and implemented national media campaigns for projects like the launch of Grateful Dead Wear, the apparel line based on the thirty year history of the band which also raised money for the special scholarship fund that sent homeless children to Camp Winnarainbow, the circus and performing arts camp founded and run by Wavy Gravy. From 1999-2001, he worked as a producer in New York for CNN Worldbeat, which covered the international music scene. With the publication of Can't Find My Way Home by Simon & Schuster in May of 2004, Torgoff has turned his attention to speaking engagements and new book and television projects. He served as Writer/Consulting Producer and a major on-camera commentator for a four hour documentary series based on his most recent book called "The Drug Years" produced by VH1 in association with the Sundance Channel. First broadcast in June of 2006 to tremendous response; the show has since been seen by over 100 million people. Since then Torgoff has been worked on two additional series, both for VH1,again as Writer/Consulting Producer: Sex: The Revolution, a four-hour piece about the sexual revolution in America, broadcast in the summer of 2008; and Lords of the Revolution, a five hour series about the individuals and groups behind the cultural and political upheavals of the 60s and 70s, which aired in 2008.

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Prodigious Media is an award-winning production company founded by Richard Lowe and Martin Torgoff.