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Scot McFadyen


B: in Mississauga, Ontario

Scot McFadyen studied writing at the University of Victoria and worked as a music supervisor and soundtrack producer on a long list of film and television projects including Ginger Snaps, Siblings, Queer As Folk, Picture Claire and the cult hit FUBAR. His first feature documentary, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005, then screened at more than 40 international film festivals and was released theatrically in over 30 countries. In 2007, he won a Gemini Award for best writing in a documentary and was nominated for best direction for his work on that film. In 2010, RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage won the $25,000 Heineken Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (2005)
Global Metal (2007)
Iron Maiden: Somewhere Back in Time (2008)
Rush: The Documentary (2008)
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2009)

RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)
Super Duper Alice Cooper (2013, documentary)
Hip-Hop Evolution (2016, documentary)