Banger is equipped with its own in-house studio, edit suites and a fully-stocked vintage bar. We provide expertise in music licensing, archival research and art direction.

Co-Founders

Scot McFadyen

Scot McFadyen is an award-winning director and producer and the co-founder of Banger. Building on the success of his first documentary, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Scot has grown Banger Films into one of the world’s best-known music documentary operations. Scot was nominated for a Grammy for his film Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and won a 2016 Peabody Award for his work on the Netflix original series Hip-Hop Evolution.

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Sam Dunn

Sam Dunn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of Banger. Sam’s first documentary film, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, won a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary. He co-directed and hosted the biggest-ever TV series on the history of heavy metal, Metal Evolution, was nominated for a Grammy for his film Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and won a 2016 Peabody Award for his work on the Netflix original series Hip-Hop Evolution.

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Executive Team

Erin Sharp

VP of Production

Lisa Cannon

Director, Business Affairs

Rodrigo Bascunan

Producer

Janet Brady

Head of Post Production

Mike Armitage

Development Producer


Awards & Recognition

2011 Juno Award for
Music DVD of the Year

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

2011 Grammy Nomination for Best Long Form Music Video

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

2016 Peabody Award

Hip-Hop Evolution

2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Series

Hip-Hop Evolution

Tribeca Film Festival Fans Choice Audience Award

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

International Emmy Nomination for Best Kids Digital 

Gaming Show
(In My Parents’ Garage)

South by Southwest (SXSW) Audience Choice Award

Iron Maiden: Flight 666

Gemini Nomination for Best Direction in a Documentary Program

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

2017
Canadian Screen Award - Best Documentary Series Hip-Hop Evolution
2016
International Emmy Nomination - Best Kids Digital Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage)
2016
Peabody Award - Documentary Hip-Hop Evolution
2016
Canadian Screen Award - Best Cross-Platform Project—Children’s and Youth Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage)
2015
Canadian Screen Award - Best Editing in a Feature-Length Documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper
2015
Canadian Screen Award - Best Editing in a Feature-Length Documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper
2015
Canadian Screen Award - Best Feature-Length Documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper
2012
Juno Nomination - Music DVD of the Year Rush: Time Machine 2011 Live in Cleveland
2011
Tribeca Film - Festival Fans Choice Audience Award Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
2011
Grammy Nomination - Best Long Form Music Video Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
2011
Juno Award - Music DVD of the Year Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
2010
Juno Award - Music DVD of the Year Iron Maiden: Flight 666
2010
South by Southwest (SXSW) - Audience Choice Award Iron Maiden: Flight 666
2007
Gemini Nomination - Best Direction in a Documentary Program Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
2007
Gemini Award - Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey