Arcana Studios Inc. is a Canadian entertainment company started by Sean Patrick O’Reilly in 2004. Arcana began as a graphic novel publishing studio and is now Canada’s biggest comics publisher, with over 300 titles in our library. In 2010, we opened our animation division, and we’ve since produced works such as The Clockwork Girl, Kagagi: The Raven and Pixies. Our current production is Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, the first of a trilogy based on our comic series of the same name.
Arcana’s employees make us a ‘farm to fork’ company as we produce all of our content with our incredibly talented staff.
Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Sean’s passion and energy has driven the vision behind Arcana studios. Sean continues to push the limits of storytelling by using a trans-media approach to adapt 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, The Hope Virus, Pixies, Mighty Mighty Monsters, the Howard Lovecraft series, and The Steam Engines of Oz.
Michelle is responsible for producing Arcana's animated series and features and for all sales at Arcana. She develops and maintains Arcana's business relationships and ensures that all day-to-day tasks such as payroll, contracts, and even shipping are completed. She has four amazing children, all of which are union actors in Vancouver with recurring roles.
Gary is a 3d artist. He has a passion for digital art, especially 3d modeling. He spends his spare time sharpening his skills as an artist in his sketchbook.
Raised on cartoons and the morbid fascinations of early YouTube, Chris is our Senior Editor. After having graduated from the Motion Picture Arts Program at Capilano University, Chris edits Arcana's feature films and motion comics.
Kevin is part of Arcana’s 3D animation team, which is responsible for our high-quality character animation. A graduate from the Visual College of Art & Design, he was born and raised in North Vancouver. When not animating, he spends his free time exploring the north shore mountains, hiking, and mountain biking.
Haqui handles CG effects for productions. He is driven and adept at managing heavy workloads while focusing on project quality, uniqueness, and creativity. He has a passion for sharing stories and ideas and conveying them in new and abstract ways. He is interested in philosophy, culture, art, and science.
Martin graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in New Zealand. His passion for animated movies led him to choose a career as a 3D character animator. He loves the industry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, hiking, and travelling.
Billy graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver in Animation Art and Design. He does character animation, animation cleanup, and rendering. During his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and anime. He also enjoys playing sports and video games. His favourite movie of all time is Spirited Away.
Frank is an animation graduate of The Art Institute of Vancouver. Frank creates character animations and handles animation clean-up. In his free time, he enjoys building model kits, watching anime, and reading manga.
Nancy specializes in character animation. She is an animation graduate of the Art Institute of Vancouver. Her work is influenced by traditional animation and she has a keen eye for detail.
Kaushik is responsible for compositing. Since he was a child, he has been fascinated by movies and the processes behind making them. Kaushik’s interest in the process led to his experiences working in every stage of the production process, from pre-production to post-production.
Mitchell focuses on character animation. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Vancouver and has had a passion for animation for as long as he remembers. He is an enthusiastic individual who loves life and his job.
Mac focuses on character animation. She is an animation graduate of the Art Institute of Vancouver. Mac has a passion for storytelling and the production process.
Ran’s love for animation began at a very young age and his passion continues through every shot he works on. Whether it’s an intergalactic shot from Guardians of the Galaxy, a superhero battle royal in Captain America: Civil War, or just a quiet moment between two people in Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom, Ran is able to bottle the perfect tone and emotion.
Cody is a modeler (and occasionally a compositor), currently focusing on environments. As a fan of animation and horror movies, Cody is excited to help in creating the entertainment he enjoys so much.
Adam graduated from The Art Institute of Vancouver in Summer 2016. He specializes in character and prop rigging for animation. Adam has been an avid World of Warcraft player for 8 years and his favorite class is a Death Knight.
Ronell is a 3D Animator that graduated at the Art Institute of Vancouver. He did 3D Animation as a hobby in high school, and eventually found his way into the industry. During his spare time, he watches anime, and delves into the world of competitive Smash Bros.
Kevin coordinates the studio’s marketing and content distribution in all media. He is also responsible for the digital media division and emerging media platforms. Kevin graduated from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University with an Honours Degree in Business Administration.
Skylar is an animation graduate. He loves putting emotion into inanimate objects. Creatures, Bipeds, and facial work are his specialty. He also enjoys Photography, Editing, Motion Graphics, and gaming with his Pals on Steam.
Brody has been uploading online content on Youtube since 2007, and has went to school for film. He excels in Editing, Photoshop, and working on set as a grip or any other other film role he puts his mind to.
A fresh Computer Engineering graduate from UBC, Justin is eager to take his creative side to the next level. He has a passion for photography and videography, and loves to travel. Gaming, Lego, and model building, and music are also on his hobby list.
Christi graduated from the hair program at John Casablancas Institute in 2014. it's been a passion ever since, and Her focus from then on has been building clientele and gaining experience assisting hair and makeup on sets. she aspires to be a full member of the Iatse union.
Claudia is a 3D Artist from the Art Institute of Vancouver. .
As a lover of learning, she enjoys all facets of production, but holds a special place in her heart for CG Lighting and creature modeling.
Her favourite hobbies include digital art, games and reading.
Amanda is an animation graduate. She loves visual storytelling and using motion to convey comedic timing and bring characters to life. Charater animation and camera composition are her speciality. When she's not animating she loves designing characters, going to life drawing classes, and trying to stop her cats from causing chaos.
David is a 3D Rigger graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver. He loves exploring art, especially the technical side of it.
Now, David spend the most his time study rigging and scripting as well as a bit of every skill required in a production pipeline.