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 & International Emmy 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 & International Emmy 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

Andrea Wrobel

Executive Assistant to Scot and Sam

Leila Ois

Production & Banger Films Corporate Accountant


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

2017 International Emmy Award

Hip-Hop Evolution

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
International Emmy Award - Best Arts Programming Hip-Hop Evolution
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 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