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Michael Dowse

Michael Dowse Canadian film director

Canadian film director
Michael Dowse
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Canadian film director
Is Film director Screenwriter Film producer
From Canada
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 19 April 1973, London, Canada
Age: 47 years
Star sign AriesAries
University of Calgary
The details


Michael Dowse (born April 19, 1973) is a Canadian director.

Life and career

Born in London, Ontario, to Irish parents, he was trained as a film editor. His first full-length movie, FUBAR was shot on a digital camera with a tiny budget, but was selected by the Sundance Film Festival and screened on the prestigious midnight slot, which had launched the revolutionary film The Blair Witch Project. Though it failed to get picked up by any major American theatrical distributors, FUBAR subsequently became a cult hit in Canada. Following the success of FUBAR, Dowse went on to direct the higher-budget British film It's All Gone Pete Tong, the story of a deaf DJ in Ibiza.

Dowse's next production, the 1980s retro comedy Take Me Home Tonight, started shooting in Phoenix, Arizona on the week beginning 19 February 2007, and was released to theaters on March 4, 2011.

Dowse directed The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver.

He has also directed Stuber, starring Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, and Iko Uwais. A film about an encounter between an Uber driver and an almost-blind cop.

He currently resides in Montreal with his wife and children.

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2003 FUBAR Genie Awards Best Achievement in Editing Nominated
2004 It's All Gone Pete Tong Toronto International Film Festival Awards Best Canadian Film Won
2005 Gen Art Film Festival Awards Audience Award - Best Feature Won
Best Feature Won
US Comedy Arts Festival Awards Film Discovery Jury Award - Best Feature Won
2006 Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2010 FUBAR 2 Toronto International Film Festival Awards People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness Nominated
2011 SXSW Film Festival Awards Audience Award - Spotlight Premiere Nominated
2012 Goon Directors Guild of Canada Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film Nominated
2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Rogers Best Canadian Film Award Nominated
2012 Canadian Screen Awards Best Director Nominated
2014 The Grand Seduction Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
The F Word Best Director Nominated
2014 Directors Guild of Canada Awards Best Direction in a Feature Film Nominated
Best Feature Film Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Rogers Best Canadian Film Award Nominated
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