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Michael McGowan
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McGowan at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival
Born (1966-04-14) April 14, 1966 (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Film director, film producer, screenwriter, film composer
Years active 1998–present
Notable work
Saint Ralph
One Week
Still Mine
Awards Directors 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

Writers Guild of Canada WGC Award
2005 Saint Ralph

Michael McGowan (born April 14, 1966) is a Canadian filmmaker who wrote and directed the feature films Saint Ralph, One Week, Still Mine, and Score: A Hockey Musical.

Early life

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 Quill & Quire, 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 Directors Guild of Canada and the Writers 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.


  • 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)
  • All My Puny Sorrows (2021)


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