Sam Dunn

Sam Dunn
Film Director, Musician, Anthropologist
Banger Films Inc.

Anthropology - BA (1998)

Sam Dunn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of Banger Films. After completing his BA at UVic, he went on to earn his master's degree in Anthropology at York University, then embarked on his first documentary film, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005). Metal premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won a Gemini Award for best writing in a documentary. His additional credits include the Grammy-nominated Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and Super Duper Alice Cooper, winner of Best Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. He co-directed and hosted the biggest-ever TV series on the history of heavy metal, Metal Evolution, which reached #1 on VH1 Classic (USA) and MuchMoreMusic (Canada), and co-directed the Peabody Award-winning spin-off series Hip-Hop Evolution. Sam is currently in production on a number of films and TV series. 

Subsequent education:  Anthropology - MA, York University (2001)