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Michael Dowse is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography and Editor Canadien born on 19 april 1973 at London (Canada)

Michael Dowse

Michael Dowse
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Nationality Canada
Birth 19 april 1973 (46 years) at London (Canada)

Michael Dowse (born April 19, 1973) is a Canadian film director.

Biography

Born to Irish parents in London, Ontario 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.

He currently resides in Montreal with his wife and child.

Usually with

Paul Spence
Paul Spence
(3 films)
Topher Grace
Topher Grace
(1 films)
John Powell
John Powell
(1 films)
Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Dowse (8 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

Stuber
Stuber (2019)
, 1h23
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Kumail Nanjiani, David Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Karen Gillan
Rating61% 3.0528853.0528853.0528853.0528853.052885
Stu (Kumail Nanjiani), un chauffeur de l'entreprise Uber, est engagé par Vic (Dave Bautista), un inspecteur de police pendant une nuit entière.
What If
What If (2013)
, 1h42
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Amanda Crew, Oona Chaplin, Rafe Spall, Megan Park
Rating67% 3.3980353.3980353.3980353.3980353.398035
Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) has a miserable job and lives with his sister and nephew in Toronto, Ontario. He dropped out of medical school after becoming aware of his girlfriend having an affair with his Anatomy teacher and decides to not be social for a year. He is coerced by his best friend Allan (Adam Driver) into going to a party where he quickly gets bored and begins to amuse himself by arranging fridge magnets bearing single words into phrases.
Goon
Goon (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Marc-André Grondin, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy
Rating67% 3.398953.398953.398953.398953.39895
Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), a bouncer at a bar in Massachusetts, feels ostracized from his adoptive Jewish family, because his father, Dr. Glatt (Eugene Levy) and brother are both successful physicians. Doug attends a minor league hockey game with his best friend Pat (Jay Baruchel). Pat taunts the visiting team during a fight and one of their players climbs into the stands, calling him a homosexual slur. Doug, whose brother is gay, steps in and easily beats up the opposing player. Soon after, Doug gets a phone call from the coach of his hometown team who offers him a job as an enforcer.
Take Me Home Tonight, 1h37
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michael Biehn
Rating62% 3.149193.149193.149193.149193.14919
The film is set in 1988 Los Angeles. Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) is a recent MIT graduate who works at a Suncoast Video store while trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, something that his police officer father (Michael Biehn) has grown impatient with. While working one day, Matt's high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), randomly walks into the store. After pretending that he doesn't work there and saying that he works at Goldman Sachs in an effort to impress her, Tori invites Matt to a Labor Day party, hosted by Matt's twin sister Wendy's (Anna Faris) boyfriend, Kyle Masterson (Chris Pratt), at his hillside home.
Fubar II
Fubar II (2010)

Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Paul Spence
Rating66% 3.347133.347133.347133.347133.34713
In Calgary, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence) are tired of barely scraping by on menial jobs. Recently evicted from their rented house, they are out of options until their old buddy and "party leader", Troy (better known as Tron) (Andrew Sparacino) gets them high-paying jobs laying oil pipeline in Fort McMurray.
It's All Gone Pete Tong, 1h30
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Neil Maskell, Tim Plester, Paul Spence
Rating72% 3.6485553.6485553.6485553.6485553.648555
Frankie's loss of hearing is first apparent when he hears a high-pitched whine instead of an Arsenal football match on TV. At this time, Frankie is making his next album with his "two Austrian mates" Alfonse and Horst, who seem more suited for a rock band. Frankie continues working on his album and playing gigs at clubs, but his hearing degrades rapidly. As a result, progress on his album stagnates. However, Frankie refuses to acknowledge his problem until a gig in Amnesia, when he cannot hear the second channel in his headphones and must crossfade one song into the next without being able to beatmatch them. The result sounds terrible, and the crowd boos him. Overcome with fear and frustration, he throws the turntable and the mixer onto the dance floor, and is forcibly removed from the club.
Fubar
Fubar (2002)
, 1h16
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Paul Spence
Rating69% 3.4961053.4961053.4961053.4961053.496105
This is the story of two lifelong friends, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence), who have grown up together: Shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "Hockey Hair". The lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Farrel Mitchner (Gordon Skilling), a young director who decides to take a look at Terry and Dean through a lens, exploring the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully, and the art and science of drinking beer "like a man".

Scriptwriter

The Grand Seduction, 1h53
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Peter Keleghan
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.498453.498453.498453.498453.49845
The story begins with Murray French as a young boy, narrating about his father, one of the fishermen in the small community of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. Murray feels that the community has a shared sense of purpose and an ethic of hard work, and notes his parents' domestic bliss.
Take Me Home Tonight, 1h37
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michael Biehn
Rating62% 3.149193.149193.149193.149193.14919
The film is set in 1988 Los Angeles. Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) is a recent MIT graduate who works at a Suncoast Video store while trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, something that his police officer father (Michael Biehn) has grown impatient with. While working one day, Matt's high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), randomly walks into the store. After pretending that he doesn't work there and saying that he works at Goldman Sachs in an effort to impress her, Tori invites Matt to a Labor Day party, hosted by Matt's twin sister Wendy's (Anna Faris) boyfriend, Kyle Masterson (Chris Pratt), at his hillside home.
Fubar II
Fubar II (2010)

Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Paul Spence
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.347133.347133.347133.347133.34713
In Calgary, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence) are tired of barely scraping by on menial jobs. Recently evicted from their rented house, they are out of options until their old buddy and "party leader", Troy (better known as Tron) (Andrew Sparacino) gets them high-paying jobs laying oil pipeline in Fort McMurray.
It's All Gone Pete Tong, 1h30
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Neil Maskell, Tim Plester, Paul Spence
Rating72% 3.6485553.6485553.6485553.6485553.648555
Frankie's loss of hearing is first apparent when he hears a high-pitched whine instead of an Arsenal football match on TV. At this time, Frankie is making his next album with his "two Austrian mates" Alfonse and Horst, who seem more suited for a rock band. Frankie continues working on his album and playing gigs at clubs, but his hearing degrades rapidly. As a result, progress on his album stagnates. However, Frankie refuses to acknowledge his problem until a gig in Amnesia, when he cannot hear the second channel in his headphones and must crossfade one song into the next without being able to beatmatch them. The result sounds terrible, and the crowd boos him. Overcome with fear and frustration, he throws the turntable and the mixer onto the dance floor, and is forcibly removed from the club.
Fubar
Fubar (2002)
, 1h16
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Paul Spence
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.4961053.4961053.4961053.4961053.496105
This is the story of two lifelong friends, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence), who have grown up together: Shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "Hockey Hair". The lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Farrel Mitchner (Gordon Skilling), a young director who decides to take a look at Terry and Dean through a lens, exploring the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully, and the art and science of drinking beer "like a man".

Producer

Fubar II
Fubar II (2010)

Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Paul Spence
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.347133.347133.347133.347133.34713
In Calgary, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence) are tired of barely scraping by on menial jobs. Recently evicted from their rented house, they are out of options until their old buddy and "party leader", Troy (better known as Tron) (Andrew Sparacino) gets them high-paying jobs laying oil pipeline in Fort McMurray.
Fubar
Fubar (2002)
, 1h16
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Paul Spence
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4961053.4961053.4961053.4961053.496105
This is the story of two lifelong friends, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence), who have grown up together: Shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "Hockey Hair". The lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Farrel Mitchner (Gordon Skilling), a young director who decides to take a look at Terry and Dean through a lens, exploring the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully, and the art and science of drinking beer "like a man".

Cameraman

Fubar
Fubar (2002)
, 1h16
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Paul Spence
Roles Director of Photography
Rating69% 3.4961053.4961053.4961053.4961053.496105
This is the story of two lifelong friends, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence), who have grown up together: Shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "Hockey Hair". The lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Farrel Mitchner (Gordon Skilling), a young director who decides to take a look at Terry and Dean through a lens, exploring the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully, and the art and science of drinking beer "like a man".