Michael Dowse

A critically acclaimed figure on Canada's independent film and comedy feature scene, Michael Dowse was a one-man production comedy on the cult hit "FUBAR" (2002) before moving on to more mainstream (but no less raucous) ... Read more »
Born: 04/19/1973 in London, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Director (8)

Man Seeking Woman 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

What If 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Goon 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Fubar: Balls to the Wall 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

It's All Gone Pete Tong 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

It´s All Gone Pete Tong 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Fubar 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (6)

The Grand Seduction 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)

Fubar: Balls to the Wall 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It's All Gone Pete Tong 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It´s All Gone Pete Tong 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Sound (3)

Making a Buck 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Audio

History's Lost & Found 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Sound

Behind Enemy Lines: The Scott O'Grady Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Sound
Producer (2)

What If 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fubar: Balls to the Wall 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (2)

It's All Gone Pete Tong 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bad Money 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

A critically acclaimed figure on Canada's independent film and comedy feature scene, Michael Dowse was a one-man production comedy on the cult hit "FUBAR" (2002) before moving on to more mainstream (but no less raucous) fare like "It's All Gone Pete Tong" (2004) and "Goon" (2011). After cutting his teeth in music videos and commercials, Dowse gained national attention with his proudly skewed feature debut, "FUBAR," a mockumentary about two metalheads who introduce a well-meaning documentarian to their low-rent lifestyle. A huge hit in his native country where the subtle, affectionate digs at local pop culture were appreciated, "FUBAR" gave Dowse the career boost he needed to pursue a full-time career as a filmmaker. He went on to an impressive variety of , which he exercised on a variety of projects. Dowse's unique sensibilities, as well as his skill with numerous genres, underscored his status as a filmmaker on the rise in Canada and beyond.

Milestones

2013

Directs Daniel Radcliffe in "The F Word"

2011

"Kids in America" released as "Take Me Home Tonight"

2011

Directs "Goon"

2010

"FUBAR: Balls to the Wall" released

2009

Creates the sitcom "The Foundation"

2007

Hollywood feature debut, "Kids in America" completed and shelved for four years

2004

Sophomore feature, "It's All Gone Pete Tong"

2002

First feature film, "FUBAR"

2000

Directs first short, "237"

Bonus Trivia

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Directed music videos for The New Pornographers, Sloan and cult metal hero Jon-Mikl Thor.

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Received a Genie nomination for Best Director on "It's All Gone Pete Tong"

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Counts Terry Southern and Kurt Vonnegut as his literary influences.

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