Michael McGowan (director)

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.

Michael McGowan
Born (1966-04-14) April 14, 1966
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter, film composer
Years active1998–present
Notable work
Saint Ralph
One Week
Still Mine
AwardsDirector'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

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,[1] 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.



  • The Unprofessionals (2001) – unknown episodes
  • Between (2015, TV)[3]


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