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Michael McGowan (director)

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Years active  1998–present
Name  Michael McGowan
Role  Filmmaker

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Born  April 14, 1966 (age 49) (1966-04-14) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation  Film director Film producer Screenwriter Film composer
Notable work  Saint Ralph One Week Still Mine
Awards  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
Books  Newton and the Giant, Newton Time Machine
Nominations  Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture, Canadian Screen Award for Original Screenplay
Movies and TV shows  Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph, Between, Score: A Hockey Musical
Similar People  Genevieve Bujold, James Cromwell, Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Liane Balaban

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

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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, for which he 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).


  • My Dog Vincent (1998)
  • Saint Ralph (2004)
  • Left Coast (2008, TV)
  • One Week (2008)
  • Vacation with Derek (2010, TV)
  • Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
  • Still Mine (2012)
  • Television

  • The Unprofessionals (2001) - unknown episodes
  • Between (2015, TV)
  • References

    Michael McGowan (director) Wikipedia

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