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

Michael Dowse
Born (1973-04-19) April 19, 1973 (age 45)
London, Ontario


Life and careerEdit

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.

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.[1]

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.


Music videosEdit

* from FUBAR: The Album.



  1. ^ Faris, Fogler "Kids" again in comedy film Archived 2007-02-23 at the Wayback Machine. Reuters, February 8, 2007.

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