Michael McGowan (director)
April 14, 1966 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Years active||1998 - Present|
Writer's Guild of Canada WGC Award
2005 Saint Ralph
2013 DGC Director of the Year
McGowan was born in Toronto, Ontario, but graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BA in English. Returning to Toronto he became a journalist, writing for publications such as Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail.
He then joined the TV industry, helping create the stop-motion children's TV show Henry's World, and then wrote and directed Saint Ralph in 2004, which won the Outstanding Achievement in Direction award from the Director's Guild of Canada and the Writer's Guild of Canada award for Best Feature Film.
His film Score: A Hockey Musical was chosen to open the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.
He is also known as a children writer, author of books Newton and the Giant (2004) and Newton and the Time Machine (2009).
- My Dog Vincent (1998)
- Saint Ralph (2004)
- Left Coast (2008) (TV)
- One Week (2008)
- Vacation with Derek (2010) (TV)
- Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
- Still Mine (2012)
- The Unprofessionals (2001) - unknown episodes
- Metro, Toronto, 29 January 2010, p. 22