Filmmaker known for the independent works Ain't Them Body Saints and A Ghost Story whose first mainstream work was directing 2016's Pete's Dragon. Ain't Them Body Saints was a 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee.
He was 19 years old when he wrote and directed his first film, a short called Lullaby. His first feature, St. Nick, won the Texas Filmmaker Award at the 2009 AFI Dallas International Film Festival and was shown at South by Southwest.
He was an editor on the Amy Seimetz film Sun Don't Shine and the Shane Carruth film Upstream Color.
He married Augustine Frizzell. He is the oldest child of 9 born to parents Madeleine and Mark Lowery.