Scot McFadyen (Toronto)

Scot McFadyen is a multi-award winning, Grammy-nominated filmmaker living in Toronto. Scot studied creative writing at the University of Victoria. In the 1990s he started his own theatre company, directing and producing plays, including David Mamet’s Edmund, and also ran the largest music production company on Vancouver Island.

Prior to co-founding Banger Films, Scot worked as a music supervisor and soundtrack producer on many film and television projects including Gingers Snaps, Siblings, Queer As Folk, and the cult hit FUBAR.

Scot’s first feature documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, won a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary andwas released theatrically and on DVD in over 40 countries. Thee success of Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, and its follow up Global Metal, allowed Scot to grow Banger Films into one of Canada’s best-known documentary filmmaking operations.

Scot’s films include Iron Maiden: Flight 666 which won the audience award at SXSW as well as a Juno Award and Rush:Beyond the Lighted Stage, which won the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, won a Juno, and was nominated for a Grammy. Banger Films first TV series, Metal Evolution, premiered on 11/11/11 and was the #1 show on VH1 Classic (USA)and Much More Music (Canada). Metal Evolution is currently airing on networks in the UK, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.

Scot has also directed several live concert videos with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Motörhead and Rush; is currently in postproductionon two feature documentaries; and developing Hip Hop Evolution, a 10-hour TV series on the history of hip hopmusic and culture.