April 19, 1973 |
Michael Dowse (born April 19, 1973) is a Canadian film director.
Life and career
Born in London, Ontario, to Irish parents, and raised in Calgary, Alberta, 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.[dated info]
Dowse is an alumni of the University of Calgary's television program, NUTV.
He currently resides in Montreal with his wife and child.
- Bad Money (1999)
- 237 (2000)
- Looking for Leonard (2002)
- FUBAR: The Movie (2002)
- It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
- Blue Movie (2007)
- FUBAR 2: The Wrath Of Tron (2010)
- Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
- Goon (2011)
- The F Word (2013)
- The New Pornographers – The Slow Descent into Alcoholism
- The New Pornographers – Letter from an Occupant
- The New Pornographers – Diamond Head
- The New Pornographers – Your Daddy Don't Know (Toronto)*
- Chixdiggit – Chupacabras
- Chixdiggit – The Kid is Hot Tonight (Loverboy)*
- Sloan – In the Mood (Rush)*
- Thor – FUBAR Is a Super Rocker*
* from FUBAR: The Album.
- Faris, Fogler "Kids" again in comedy film Reuters, February 8, 2007.
- Michael Dowse at the Internet Movie Database
- It's All Gone Pete Tong Official Film Website
- FUBAR - The Movie Official Film Website