Professional Experience

Ongoing

January 2015

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

 

May 2016

October 2013

March 2009

September 2008

November 2007

February 2007

April 2006

December 2005

August 2005

April 2005

January 2005

September 2004

November 2003

June 2003

February 2003

January 2002

Founder/Writer-Director/Producer – Before the Wire (indie film prodco)

Co-founder/Director – PAISAN Creative Services (branded film content)

TV Doc Scriptwriter – Idéacom International

Immersive Media Experience Writer/Director – GSM Project

Freelance TV Commercial Scriptwriter (occasionally Director) – Marketel, Publicis, BCP, JAVA, BAM, Sid Lee, NEWAD, NFB, People Like Us Communications… and more

TV Content Writer – Media Ranch (TV)

Senior Writer at OgilvyAction – a division of Ogilvy & Mather (Ad Agency)

Writer & Content Developer for 2-Plus International (Museum Exhibition)

Writer – CBC Montreal’s English Television News

TV Broadcast Analyst – IHS Markit (London, UK)

Story Producer – CMJ Productions (TV)

Story Producer – Instinct Films (TV)

Project Manager/Marketing Director – Galafilm (TV)

Resource Producer – CMJ Productions (TV)

Scriptwriter – MAJ Productions (TV)

Development Producer – Eclipse Productions (TV)

Researcher – Film Legend Corp. and the Stephen Low Company (IMAX)

Assistant Director/Production Coordinator – Amerimage-Spectra (TV)

Researcher – CMJ Productions (TV)

Assistant Director Marketing and Communications – Bluesponge (Web)

Communications Analyst – Primesco Communications (IMAX)

Distinctions (excluding film festival selections and awards)

 

Awarded SODEC, CALQ, Canada Council, BravoFACT, BravoFACTUAL and SACD writing and production grants.

May 2012 & 2015 – Selected for Telefilm “Not Short on Talent” at Cannes Film Festival

September 2010 – Winner of the Grand Prix of the 12th edition of “Cours écrire ton court”

April 2008 – Astral Media Hotdocs Emerging Filmmaker Award

Independent Filmography

 

PAINTED               

The Horse Latitudes     

Brief Candle      

Mountain in Thailand   

Step Well Pilgrim    

I,22  

Faces of God  

Whalebone 

One Big Breath  

Pianoman / Bike to Light / Osheen 

2011 – 5mins

2012 – 15mins

2013 – 6mins

2013 – 9mins

2014 – 6mins

2014 – 20mins

2014 – Feature-length script

2015 – Feature-length script

2015 – 9mins

2016 – trilogy of doc portraits for the CBC

DUNCAN  McDOWALL  /  TV & Film Writer / Director

duncan.mcdowall@gmail.com  /  +1.514.802.1057

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Films by Montreal based

Writer Director

Duncan McDowall

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