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.
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. When not at work Brady spends as much time as he can outdoors.
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.
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.
Aaron is the Lighting/Compositing Supervisor at Arcana. He has a vast skill set and knowledge about compositing having worked for major studios. Aaron is a very technical artist that knows Nuke inside and out. His passion for VFX is what drives him to do the very best.
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.
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.
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.
Kathleen is a 3D Modeler who enjoys creating realistic 3D environments. Her background in painting has contributed to her eye for texturing, as well as lighting and composition. She also loves sculpting, drawing and watching movies.
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.
Mitchell Carvell is a 3D Modeler who graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver. He enjoys modeling environments, props and sets, loves his job and the people he works with.
Felipe’s specializes in Graphic Design and 3D modeling for animation and games.
Grown up with a passion for games and animations, which leaded him to the way of arts, however, he follows and rational and pragmatic path, always thinking about how stuffs are made and how the 3D model can mimic the object / life.
Lenny is from Brazil and originally planned to become a concept artist. After finishing the Animation, Art & Design program at the Art Institute he soon found his passion in Animation. Lenny is always practicing to improve his skills and enjoys watching amazing films and shows. His favorite food is barbecue!
Fernanda graduated as a graphic designer in 2013 by the University Positivo (Curitiba –Brazil) and the VFX program at the Art Institute. She is passionate about compositing, motion graphics, graphic design, lettering and modern art.
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.
Carlos is an Animator at Arcana responsible for bringing its stories and characters to life. A graduate in animation from The Arts Institute of Vancouver, he moved to Canada to pursue his dream-job as an animator. In his free time he likes to draw, paint and play video games.
Michael is an Animator at Arcana who loves all kinds of digital media. He is also another graduate from The Art Institute of Vancouver. His hobbies are playing video games, watching anime and cartoons, and doodles during his spare time.
Kent Ranges is a rigger and animation artist. Another alumni from the Art Institute of Vancouver. He likes to draw human face portraits, and cars.
Raised watching Action-adventure, and animation movies, her passion for film led her to choose a career in Visual Effects. Specifically, she fell in love with compositing but she is eager to learn everything she can about the industry and take her skills to the next level. Irah also enjoys music, traveling and playing video games in her free time.