About Us

Since its launch in 2004, Arcana has established itself as a successful entertainment company. Producing engaging storytelling with compelling art, Arcana is an innovative leader in the development of intellectual properties across all platforms.

Arcana’s library of wholly owned intellectual properties contain well over 5,000 characters that transcend gender, age, and cultural and geographic boundaries. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels. In 2012, Arcana opened an animation division to develop and produce it’s content for all platforms including film, television, direct-to-home and digital media. This extension of our comic book characters has provided new merchandising vehicles across all retail product lines.

By combining our commercialization strategy with our extensive storytelling, packaging, and corporate management abilities, we seek to build a strategically diversified and profitable character-based entertainment business. Arcana has the experience of animated production, a top notch team to execute a plan and is a Canadian company that receives tax credit benefits for content production as well as research and development.

Key Personnel

Sean Patrick O’Reilly

CEO and Founder

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Sean’s passion and energy has driven the vision behind Arcana studios. Sean continues to push the limits of story telling by using a trans-media approach to adapting stories into a variety of entertainment mediums. He’s won the Top 40 Under 40 award from both the city of Vancouver and on a national level. His original creations include Kade, The Gwaii, Clockwork Girl, Pixies, Mighty Mighty Monsters, the Lovecraft trilogy and Steam Engines of Oz to name a few.

Michelle Meyers

EVP of Business Affairs

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Michelle is responsible for producing Arcana’s animated series and features and all sales at Arcana. She develops and maintains Arcana’s business relationships, as well as ensure that all day-to-day tasks are completed such as payroll, contracts and even shipping. She has four amazing children aged 4 to 9, all of which are union actors in Vancouver with recurring roles.

Brady Keeler

Production Manager

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Brady manages the day to day operations at the studio, and also coordinates marketing and content distribution in all media. He is also a film editor for Arcana’s animation division. Brady graduated from Capilano University with his Bachelor’s in Motion Picture Arts.

Mark Poulton

Creative Consultant

Mark Poulton is a comic writer who created the hit series, Koni Waves, which is being developed as a TV series. He is a co-scripter of DC’s Hawkman, writer of Image’s Avengelyne and the Eagle Award Nominated Children’s book “A Cat Named Haiku”.

Erik Hendrix

Creative Consultant

Raised on a steady diet of B-movies, science fiction, fantasy novels, and comic books, Erik Hendrix has become a mad-scientist creator and world-builder at Arcana. He is happily married with his wife, Amanda, and two pups, Jovie and Darla.

Notable Awards & Achievements

Arcana remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation and has been awarded the Digital Readiness Grant from BCFilm, a development fund from Telefilm, the Digital Springboard Program for NMBCA as well as the following:

2013

January 1, 2013

Playback awards Sean Patrick O’Reilly the Top Ten 2 Watch.

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2012

January 1, 2012

Arcana completes production on The Clockwork Girl animated feature film. Arcana’s The Evil Tree wins Best Original Graphic Novel of 2012 at ComicMonsters.com. Arcana’s The Evil Tree added to list of best digital first releases at ComiXology.com.

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2010

January 1, 2010

CEO and Founder Sean O’Reilly is awarded Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

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2009

January 1, 2009

Gold Medal for Moonbeam Award for Top Children’s Graphic Novel for The Gwaii

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2008

January 1, 2008

Won Silver Medal for the Moonbeam Award for Top Comic/Graphic Novel for “The Clockwork Girl”. Foreword Magazine: Book of The Year Award Winner in Graphic Novels & Comics for The Clockwork Girl.

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2007

January 1, 2007

Named one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Businesses by Business in Vancouver. Founder and CEO Sean O’Reilly is named a Top 40 Under 40 by Business in Vancouver.

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2005

January 1, 2005

“Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Publisher of the Year” for sales in year 2004.

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What’s Next

Current Productions include Panda Vs. Aliens, which is a partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, as well as Hallowaiian: Adventure Hawaii with London’s SC Films.

Past Productions include Gale Ann Hurd (“Walking Dead”, “Terminator) on Gearhead, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Headshot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (Lost Boys: The Tribe) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (Mother’s Day) on Gauze, Ben Magid (Hack/Slash) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie) on Philosopher Rex.

Production:

(604) 628-2982

Address:

#31 – 8650 Cinnamon Dr
Burnaby, BC
V5A 4H7 Canada

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