Damon Gameau

Actor, Director, Presenter & Keynote Speaker

Damon Gameau has enjoyed an extensive and varied career as an award winning Australian actor on stage and screen, and an award winning film director with two high profile films - The Sugar Film and 2040 - to his name. With an international following, he is in demand as a keynote speaker and presenter.

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Damon has starred in several features including two by Rolf De Heer, Charlie's Country, which had its premiere at the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival, and the critically acclaimed The Tracker, Mark Hartley's Patrick, Darren Ashton's Thunderstruck and Razzle Dazzle,, Boyd Hicklin's Save Your Legs!, and Robert Connolly's Balibo opposite Anthony LaPaglia. His performance in Balibo earned him an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Damon's television credits include Foxtel's Logie Award winning The Kettering Incident, Childhood's End, and Barracuda. He has also appeared in the ABC's Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Nine Network's Gallipolli, Wentworth, Mr & Mrs Murder, the British series Raw, The Micallef Program, Slide, White Collar Blue, the ground breaking SBS drama Going Home, Foxtel's award-winning Love My Way, Underbelly: A tale of Two Cities, and Spirited and Puberty Blues opposite Claudia Karvan. Damon starred as Greg Chappell in the Nine Network miniseries, Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, and in Network Ten's crime drama, Secrets and Lies: the Track.

Damon has appeared in numerous short films including the award winning Tropfest short, Being Carl Williams directed by Abe Forsythe, Damian Walshe-Howling's Suspended, and Cockroach directed by Luke Eve. He received a Sydney Underground Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Short Film for his role in Vermin. He also directed and performed the vocals for the 2011 winning Tropfest short film, Animal Beatbox and was a Tropfest finalist in 2010 with his film, One.

On stage, Damon has performed in the sell-out season of Ray's Tempest for Belvoir Street Theatre, directed by Richard Roxburgh. He also played the lead role in Marion Potts' Equus for the State Theatre Company of South Australia, and starred in Benedict Andrews' Measure for Measure for Belvoir Street Theatre.

Damon made his documentary feature directing debut with The Sugar Film, which has become the highest grossing Australian documentary across Australia and New Zealand of all time, and had its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in late 2014 before screening at Berlinale 2015. The film received an AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary and a Screen Producers Australia Award for Best Feature Documentary.

His documentary film, 2040, explored what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. It was released in April 2019 and quickly became one of the top five highest grossing documentaries of all time in Australia at the cinema.