Michael Dowse

Michael Dowse

Highest Rated: 90% Fubar 2 (2010)

Lowest Rated: 21% Coffee & Kareem (2020)

Birthday: Apr 19, 1973

Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

A critically acclaimed figure on Canada's independent film and comedy feature scene, Michael Dowse was a one-man production comedy on the cult hit "FUBAR" (2002) before moving on to more mainstream (but no less raucous) fare like "It's All Gone Pete Tong" (2004) and "Goon" (2011). After cutting his teeth in music videos and commercials, Dowse gained national attention with his proudly skewed feature debut, "FUBAR," a mockumentary about two metalheads who introduce a well-meaning documentarian to their low-rent lifestyle. A huge hit in his native country where the subtle, affectionate digs at local pop culture were appreciated, "FUBAR" gave Dowse the career boost he needed to pursue a full-time career as a filmmaker. He went on to an impressive variety of , which he exercised on a variety of projects. Dowse's unique sensibilities, as well as his skill with numerous genres, underscored his status as a filmmaker on the rise in Canada and beyond.




83% 74% 8-Bit Christmas Director - 2021
21% 30% Coffee & Kareem Director - 2020
42% 79% Stuber Director $22.4M 2019
74% 69% What If Director,
Executive Producer
$3.5M 2013
61% 66% The Grand Seduction Screenwriter $3.4M 2013
81% 71% Goon Director $4.2M 2011
28% 42% Take Me Home Tonight Director $6.9M 2011
90% 72% Fubar 2 Director,
- 2010
67% 57% You Might as Well Live Executive Producer - 2009
76% 88% It's All Gone Pete Tong Director $120.6K 2004
55% 87% Fubar Director,
Film Editing
- 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Money Film Editing - 1999


87% 74% Preacher Director 2017
94% 87% Man Seeking Woman Director 2017