Banger Films is a Canadian film and television production company, which specializes in films focusing on heavy metal music and culture.[1] The company was launched in 2004 by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn to create and distribute their first film, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey.[1]

Banger Films
Production company
Key people
Scot McFadyen (director/producer)
Sam Dunn (director/producer/host)
OwnerScot McFadyen and Sam Dunn

The company has since produced theatrical documentaries and television series, as well as live concert DVDs by rock and heavy metal musicians.[2]

In 2011, Banger Films started a YouTube channel, Bangertv. Most of the channel's content for the first 4 years of its existence were interviews and trailers of documentaries. Starting in 2015, Bangertv started making album reviews (including tag team/no beef reviews) and hosting weekly live streams. They have since also started a "Best of" series for certain years in the history of Heavy Metal. At this point, Bangertv has 215k subscribes.

The company's 2014 film Super Duper Alice Cooper won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards in 2015.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Religion, heavy metal collide". Victoria Times-Colonist, June 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Who the heck is Alice?; Super Duper Alice Cooper the latest doc from B.C.'s Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen". Vancouver Sun, April 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards 2015: Mommy big film winner, Orphan Black takes top TV trophies". CBC News, March 1, 2015.