company / the team
STEPHEN LOW, Filmmaker
Stephen Low has been creating award-winning productions for 25 years, including two decades of leading-edge work for the giant screen marketplace.
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PIETRO L. SERAPIGLIA, Producer / Vice-President
Throughout his more than 35 years in the industry, producer Pietro L. Serapiglia has been at the forefront of developing, producing and distributing films.
In 1974, Serapiglia joined the National Film Board of Canada, where he was involved with such films as the critically acclaimed UNIVAC United Nations Series (1976) as well as two Academy Award nominated films: First Winter (1980) and Gwynne Dyer's series Goodbye War (1981). He studied production management and producing at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and returned to Montreal to create music videos for CBS, RCA, and Atlantic Records. At the time, Serapiglia's videos were widely acclaimed and played regularly on the newly born Much Music and MTV.
His first IMAX experience was River Journey (1983), which was presented at the Louisiana World’s Fair. Serapiglia began partnering with director Stephen Low in 1986 and their prolific collaboration has resulted in many award-winning, profitable, IMAX films: Beavers (1987), Flight of the Aquanaut (1992), the first IMAX feature length Titanica (1993), Super Speedway (1997), Mark Twain’s America 3D (1998), Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003), Fighter Pilot (2005), The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (2010), Legends of Flight 3D (2010), Rescue 3D (2011) and Rocky Mountain Express (2011).
ALEXANDER LOW, Producer / Vice-President, Development & Marketing
Alexander Low is a film producer, writer, media designer and marketer with over 25 years experience in the shaping and distribution of large format films. Low began his career working in feature film production and has written, produced and consulted on more than a dozen giant screen projects in 2D and 3D, including: Emergency (1988); Titanica (1992); Super Speedway (1997); Mark Twain's America 3D (1998) and Bears (2001). Low co-produced the ground-breaking deep-ocean film Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003) and more recently The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (2010) and Rescue 3D (2011). Low spearheads the development of new projects for The Stephen Low Company and is engaged in worldwide marketing for the firm's giant screen experiences.
JAMES LAHTI, Editor / Associate Producer
For over 20 years, Lahti has worked with The Stephen Low Company as film editor and associate producer on a variety of visually captivating and thought-provoking IMAX and IMAX 3D experiences, putting him in the forefront of this unique medium.
James Lahti, a native of Northern Ontario, received his degree in film at York University, Toronto. Since graduating in 1977, he has worked extensively as editor/producer/director in both television and film. His talents were paramount in the making of the Emmy award winning mini-series, Anne of Green Gables and the resulting multi-award winning television series, Road to Avonlea.
DOUGAL CARON, Vice president, Finance
Dougal Caron is an award-winning production executive with over 30 years of live entertainment and film experience. As Vice President of Finance at The Stephen Low Company, Dougal Caron oversees all aspects of production financing, accounting, distribution and tax credits.
Caron began her career in 1979 employed in various production roles and managerial positions in film and for live entertainment performances around the world. She has worked on tours and international benefit concerts with acclaimed artists and bands such as Pat Benatar, Journey, Billy Squier, Paul Simon and Billy Joel. By 1987, Caron was exclusively focusing her burgeoning managerial career in film. She worked on many features such as Agnes of God and Oh Heavenly Dog.
In 1991, Dougal joined Director Stephen Low’s production team. Her administrative leadership has helped set the standard in cutting-edge, large format documentaries. Her credits include several critically acclaimed IMAX films: Flight of the Aquanaut (1992), Titanica (1993), Super Speedway (1997), Mark Twain’s America 3D (1998), Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003), Fighter Pilot (2005), The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (2010), Legends of Flight 3D (2010), Rescue 3D (2011) and Rocky Mountain Express (2011).