Michael McGowan (director)

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Michael McGowan
STILL MINE director Michael McGowan.jpg
Born (1966-04-14) April 14, 1966 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Film director
Film producer
Film composer
Years active 1998–present
Notable work Saint Ralph
One Week
Still Mine

Director's Guild of Canada DGC Craft Award
2005 Saint Ralph
London Canadian Film Festival Audience Award
2005 Saint Ralph
Paris Film Festival Grand Prix
2005 Saint Ralph

Writer's Guild of Canada WGC Award
2005 Saint Ralph

Michael McGowan (born April 14, 1966) is a Canadian filmmaker who wrote and directed the feature films Saint Ralph, One Week, and Still Mine.

Early life[edit]

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).



  • The Unprofessionals (2001) - unknown episodes
  • Between (2015, TV)[2]


  1. ^ Metro, Toronto, 29 January 2010, p. 22
  2. ^ "Netflix Teams With Canada's City and Shomi on Deadly Disease Drama ‘Between’". The Wrap, October 20, 2014.

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