Mike Downie

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Mike Downie is a Canadian documentary filmmaker.[1] The older brother of late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, he is best known for his work with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.[2]

The founder of the film production company Edgarland Films,[3] Downie won a Gemini Award for Best Sports Program or Series in 2005 as coproducer with Nicholas de Pencier of The Hockey Nomad.[4] He has won two Canadian Screen Awards, for Best Science or Nature Documentary in 2014 as director of The Nature of Things documentary "Invasion of the Brain Snatchers"[5] and Best Social or Political Documentary Program in 2018 as a producer of The Secret Path.

He was also a Gemini Award nominee in 2000 for Blue Rodeo: The Scenes in Between[6] and in 2010 for One Ocean: Birth of an Ocean,[7] and a CSA nominee in 2018 for Running on Empty: Surviving California's Epic Drought.


  1. ^ "Mike Downie encouraged by Ontario's move towards Indigenous education". CBC News Windsor, November 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "‘Now we get to work’: Mike Downie on his brother Gord". Maclean's, November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "From sweetheart to: Kingston filmmaker looks at heartbreak in new documentary". Kingston Whig-Standard, May 14, 2005.
  4. ^ "Best of documentary, news, sports honoured". North Bay Nugget, October 20, 2003.
  5. ^ "CBC takes home 8 trophies at Canadian Screen Awards". Yahoo! News, February 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Complete list of Gemini nominees". Toronto Star, September 20, 2000.
  7. ^ "Canada’s Gemini Award nominees announced". Realscreen, August 31, 2010.

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