POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A short documentary by a Florida Southern College professor about voice actor and artist George Lowe has been accepted into two film festivals.
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Lowe is best known as the voice of Space Ghost on the Space Ghost Coast to Coast cartoon talk show. The Space Ghost character interviewed real celebrities in an off beat talk show format. The show ran for a decade starting on the Cartoon Network.
Lowe now lives in Lakeland and professor William Allen got the idea of a documentary about Lowe after he came to speak in a communications class.
“I think the first time I had him in the classroom, it was the most unique experience ever,” Allen said. “And that’s when I knew I could tell a story. I’ve been in a classroom for 15 years and that was the most unique ever.”
Allen filmed Lowe on and off for several years. That included Lowe making part of his living signing autographs at comic-con conventions. There were also personal moments at Lowe’s home where he showed off his extensive art collection and his own artwork that has been shown in museums.
During much of the movie, Lowe can be seen cracking jokes at his own expense and having a fun time.
But the latter part of the documentary focuses largely on Lowe’s grief after the death of his mother.
“There are things that trigger you,” said Lowe while walking his dog in one scene. “Then you’ll get alone and see some commercial or something then you just start sobbing.”