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Sam Dunn

Anthropologist / Film Director | * 03/20/1974 (46) | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sam Dunn (born 20 March 1974) is a documentary filmmaker, Canadian musician, and anthropologist best known for his series of documentaries on heavy metal music. He co-owns Toronto-based production company Banger Films with Scot McFadyen. Dunn holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Victoria and a master's degree from York University where his thesis work focused on Guatemalan refugees. Dunn's first documentary film, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, 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-Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. Dunn 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 M3 (Canada), and most-recently co-directed the ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Dunn

Gemini Award

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Movies with Sam Dunn as Actor(2)

as himself2008 Global Metal

TV Shows/Series with Sam Dunn as Actor(1)

as himself2011 Metal Evolution

Movies with Sam Dunn as Crew(19)

Directing/Director2015 Satan Lives
Writing/Writer2015 Satan Lives
Directing/Director2014 Super Duper Alice Cooper
Writing/Writer2014 Super Duper Alice Cooper
Production/Producer2014 Super Duper Alice Cooper
Directing/Director2011 RUSH: Time Machine
Directing/Director2010 Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Production/Producer2010 Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Directing/Director2009 Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Writing/Writer2009 Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Directing/Director2008 Global Metal
Writing/Writer2008 Global Metal
Production/Producer2008 Global Metal
Directing/Director2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
Production/Producer2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

TV Shows/Series with Sam Dunn as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2016 Hip Hop Evolution

Full Name: Sam Dunn
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Wednesday, 03/20 1974 (March) in Stroud (current age: 46 years + 191 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Victoria, York University
Sam Dunn frequently works together with these people:
Scot McFadyen (16x, Crew)
Martin Hawkes (5x, Crew)
Reginald Harkema (4x, Crew)
Mike Munn (4x, Crew)
Geddy Lee (3x, Actor)
Bruce Dickinson (3x, Actor)
Alice Cooper (2x, Actor)
Lisa Grootenboer (2x, Crew)
Neil Peart (2x, Actor)
Alex Shuper (2x, Crew)
Adrian Smith (2x, Actor)
Afrika Bambaataa (1x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:19993, Added: 05/07/2018, Last updated: 09/17/2020