Lo-Max Films was co-founded by Allison McGourty and Bernard MacMahon.

Allison Claire McGourty is a film producer, writer and photographer. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, The Sundance Institute, the IDA, and the co-founder of Lo-Max Films. McGourty is also the founder and director of Lo-Max Publishing Ltd, which publishes the work of the American musician Frank Fairfield, Louis Michot of Lost Bayoux Ramblers and Simon Lynge. Lo-Max Publishing’s music has been featured on the US television shows Lie to Me, American Epic and Brothers & Sisters.

Bernard MacMahon is a film director and writer. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The Sundance Institute, The Writers Guild of America, West and the co-founder of Lo-Max Films. MacMahon is the creator, writer and director of the three films that comprise the American Epic trilogy; American Epic: The Big Bang, American Epic: Blood and Soil, and American Epic: Out Of The Many The One. He also wrote, curated and directed The American Epic Sessions,[2] a musical film featuring many top contemporary artists [3]including Alabama Shakes, The Americans, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Frank Fairfield, Ana Gabriel, Rhiannon Giddens, Merle Haggard, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Pokey LaFarge, Bettye LaVette, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Taj Mahal, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Fred Martin & The Levite Camp, Ashley Monroe, Nas, Willie Nelson, Blind Boy Paxton, Raphael Saadiq and Jack White.