Dowse was born into an Irish immigrant family and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Dowse started out directing music videos for such bands as The New Pornographers and Chixdiggit. In 2000 he made his first feature, FUBAR, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and has become an underground hit. Dowse was nominated for a Genie Award for his editing work. IT'S ALL GONE PETE TONG, Dowse's second feature, won the City Award (Best Canadian Feature) at the Toronto Film Festival in 2004 and will play the Rotterdam International Film Festival and US Comedy Arts Festival among others in 2005. In his next project, he tackles the subject of cult leaders. Mike lives in Montreal with his three dogs, two cats and six children.
• IT'S ALL GONE PETE TONG (2004)—Writer / Director
• FUBAR (2002)—Writer / Director / Editor
• 237 (2000)—Writer / Director
• LOOKING FOR LEONARD (2000)—Editor
• BAD MONEY (1999)—Editor