Michael Dowse (born April 19, 1973) is a Canadian film 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.
Most recently he's directed What If, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver - the film was shot and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Dowse is an alumnus of the University of Calgary's television program, NUTV.
He currently resides in Montreal with his wife and child.
|2001||Mile Zero||No||No||No||Assistant editor|
|Looking for Leonard||No||No||No||Editor|
|2004||It's All Gone Pete Tong||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|2009||You Might as Well Live||No||No||No||Executive producer|
|2010||Fubar 2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Editor||Also known as FUBAR: Balls to the Wall or FUBAR: Gods of Blunder|
|2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Yes||No||No||No|
|2013||The F Word||Yes||No||No||Executive producer||Also released as What If?|
|The Grand Seduction||No||Yes||No||No|
|2017||Robot Bullies||Yes||No||No||No||Short film|
|2009||The Foundation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Creator||Produced one episode|
|2016-2017||Man Seeking Woman||Yes||Yes||No||No||Directed 6 epsiodes|
Produced 10 episodes
|2017||Preacher||Yes||No||No||No||Season 2 episode 9: "Puzzle Piece"|
|Fubar Age of Computer||Yes||Yes||No||Creator|
Composed opening theme
|Future Man||Yes||No||No||No||Season 1 episodes 12 and 13: "Prelude to an Apocalypse" and "A Date with Destiny"|
|2000||"Slow Descent into Alcoholism"||The New Pornographers||Yes||No||No|
|"Letter from an Occupant"||Yes||No||No|
|2003||"Your Daddy Don't Know||Yes||No||No|
|"The Kid Is Hot Tonight"||Chixdiggit||Yes||No||No|
|"In the Mood"||Sloan||Yes||No||No|
|"FUBAR Is a Super Rocker"||Thor||Yes||No||No|
|N/A||"Diamond Head"||The New Pornographers||Yes||No||No|
Awards and nominations