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Michael McGowan

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B: April 14, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario

Michael McGowan at TIFF in Toronto for the screening of Score: A Hockey Musical. It opened five major 2010 Canadian film festivals (Toronto, Atlantic, Sudbury, Calgary and Edmonton) and was chosen to open as the Anniversary Gala at the Vancouver Film Festival. It went on to win the Best Fiction Feature Award at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival. His 2008 film, One Week took in $1.3 million at the Canadian box office, won numerous festival awards and garnered Joshua Jackson a Genie Award for best actor. It was picked up in the U.S. by IFC and has sold internationally. In addition to his work on features, McGowan is also the creator and executive producer of the stop-motion animated children’s TV series, Henry’s World, which is broadcast in over 50 countries and has won a variety of awards, including the Alliance for Children and Television Award of Excellence. He is also the best-selling author of the Young Adult novel Newton and the Giant, published in 2003 by HarperCollins, and the sequel Newton and the Time Travel Machine, released in 2008. It was announced in November of 2023 that he will direct his series Elected, which has been picked up by Paramount and will begin streaming next year. It’s a comedy about an actor who ends up being Prime Minister of Canada.

Also see: McGowan Shoots Puny Sorrows.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

My Dog Vincent (1998)

Saint Ralph (2004)
Left Coast (TV-2007)
One Week (2008)

Vacation with Derek (TV-2010)
Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
Still Mine (2013)

All My Puny Sorrows (2021)

TV Series:
The Unprofessionals (2001)
Arron Stone (2009)
Being Erica (2009)
Murdoch Mysteries (2014, 2015, 2017)
Adam and Wiley’s Lost Weekend (2016)
Between (2015, 2016)
Reign (2016, 2017)
Northern Rescue (2019)
Elected (2024)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
My Dog Vincent (1998)
Saint Ralph (2004)
Left Coast (TV-2007)
One Week (2008)

Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
Still Mine (2013)

All My Puny Sorrows (2021)

TV Series:
Between (2015, 2016)


All My Puny Sorrows, movie, poster,