David Arcus

David Arcus

Program Completed at the CFC

The Slaight Music Residency

Completion Year


Current Information


David Arcus is a Toronto-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His musical background is diverse, ranging from classical music to indie rock, jazz and Brazilian music. Arcus holds a BA in composition from the University of Toronto. He has scored numerous short films, among them the award-winning Marnie Love and A Small Thing, and will be scoring his first feature film, Fire Song, in fall 2014. His television credits include scores for Murder in Paradise,Are We There Yet?, theme music for Life Story Project and the upcoming series Bargain Brothers. Arcus has produced several albums, including the Juno-nominated “Flores, Tambores e Amores”by Aline Morales, which he also arranged and co-wrote. In 2014, his passion for the sound of vintage recordings from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s led him to co-found Magnephonic Records, a recording studio and label specializing in all-analog recording techniques.

Demo Reel

The music Showcases are produced cinematic works based on an original score or song created by our 2014 Slaight Music Residents. Filmed in a single day, these Showcase pieces celebrate the distinct talent of our songwriters and composers and illustrate how music brings life to the moving image.