Damon Gameau is an Australian director and actor.
As an actor he has starred in several feature films including Rolf de Heer’s critically acclaimed The Tracker, Darren Ashton’s Thunderstruck and Razzle Dazzle, Robert Connolly’s Balibo opposite Anthony LaPaglia, ‘Patrick’ with Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance and Save Your Legs!with Stephen Curry and Brendan Cowell. Damon’s performance in Balibo earned him an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
As a director he wrote, directed and performed the vocals for the 2011 winning Tropfest short film, Animal Beatbox, which has now played at over 25 festivals world wide. He was also a finalist in 2010 with his film, One, which he co-directed with Gareth Davies. He has had a youtube hit with his best man speech in 2010 for Rory and Janneke Williamson and has also directed the pilot ‘Cooking With Gas’ for Screentime with Rory Williamson and also directed a comic segmant for the inaugural Aacta Awards in Australia.
He has appeared in many short films as an actor including the award winning Tropfest short, Being Carl Williams directed by Abe Forsythe and Suspended by Damien Walshe Howling. Damon received a Sydney Underground Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Short Film for his role in Vermin.
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’ Equusfor the State Theatre Company of South Australia and starred in Benedict Andrews’ Measure for Measure for Belvoir Street Theatre.