Damon Gameau is an Australian actor, director, and producer, known for his documentaries That Sugar Film and 2040. Gameau has also appeared in a number of award-winning TV shows and films, such as Love My Way, The Tracker and Balibo.
Gameau has not acted for 8 years[when?]. He is now a full time director since his success with That Sugar Film and 2040. Gameau was recently nominated for NSW Australian of the Year for his work in 'the Regeneration' movement. His '2040' documentary included an extensive impact campaign that has seen 1.5 million students be taught the curriculum materials, hundreds of farmers receive assistance to switch to regenerative practices plus the building of the first seaweed platform in Tasmania.
His current film is called Regenerate Australia 2030 and is a vision for Australia in 2030 based on interviews with a variety of Australians from differing backgrounds.
He is the co founder of Regen Studios.
In 2011, he won the short film competition, Tropfest with his animation 'Animal Beatbox'.
In 2014, he announced the production of the documentary That Sugar Film in which he relates the dire mood swings and weight gain he experienced after taking on the low-fat, high-sugar diet for 60 days. Gameau wrote a companion book for the film, That Sugar Book, which reached the top of the Health & Well-being best-seller lists in Australia.
That Sugar Film is the highest grossing Australian documentary released in cinemas across Australia and New Zealand.
His most recent film, 2040, is a documentary is a letter to his 4-year-old daughter showing her what the world could look like in 2040 if we put into action the best solutions to many of our environmental challenges. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and has recently become one of the highest grossing Australian documentaries of all time in Australia. He also wrote an accompanying book, 2040: handbook for the regeneration'.
He appeared in the 2009 feature film Balibo, in which he plays the part of Seven Network reporter Greg Shackleton. He starred as Scotsman Andy Maher in the Australian TV miniseries Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.
He appeared in RTÉ's latest Irish drama, Raw, based in an exclusive Dublin restaurant. playing the head chef Geoff Mitchell from Seasons 1 to 5. Gameau portrayed a homosexual character and received great praise for his performance throughout his time on the series. He also starred in Spirited as Adrian Brixton alongside Claudia Karvan and Matt King.
In 2013, he appeared in an episode of Wentworth as Mark Pearson.
Awards and honours
Gameau was nominated for NSW Australian of the Year in 2020 for his work in creating 'the Regeneration' movement which is associated with his film 2040.
- Gameau won the Best Documentary Award for That Sugar Film at the Australian Film and Television awards in 2016.
- In 2007, Gameau won the Best Actor award for his role in the film Vermin at the Sydney Underground Film Festival.
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Balibo at AFI awards.
- Gameau has begun a directing career also with his film One, reaching the finals of Tropfest in 2010 and his film Animal Beatbox winning the 2011 competition.
His first documentary feature, That Sugar Film, was selected for Berlin Film Festival and IDFA.. The film was nominated for the AACTA award for best feature-length documentary. It is still the highest grossing Australian Documentary of all time across Australia and New Zealand.
|2001||TV series||Going Home||Shane|
|2002||Film||The Tracker||The Follower|
|2002||TV series||White Collar Blue||Michael Carl|
|2003||Film||The 13th House||Mark Waterman|
|2004||TV series||Love My Way||Felix|
|2006||Film||Court of Lonely Royals||Holden Janicowsky|
|2007||Film||Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance||Neil|
|2007||TV series||How I Met Your Mother||Australian Backpacker|
|2008||TV series||Raw||Geoff Mitchell|
|2009||TV series||Underbelly||Andy Maher|
|2010||TV series||Spirited||Adrian Brixton|
|2012||Film||Save Your Legs!||Stav|
|2012||TV Mini series||Howzat! Kerry Packer's War||Greg Chappell|
|2012||TV series||Puberty Blues||Larry|
|2013||TV Mini series||Mr & Mrs Murder||Tom Di Biasi|
|2013||TV series||Wentworth||Mark Pearson|
|2013||Film||Patrick: Evil Awakens||Ed Penhaligon|
|2013||Film||Charlie's Country||Darwin Hospital Nurse|
|2014||TV Mini series||Secrets & Lies||Dave Carroll|
|2014||Documentary||That Sugar Film||Himself|
|2015||TV Mini series||Gallipoli||Keith Murdoch|
|2015||TV series||Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||Dr. Allen Perkins|
|2016||TV Mini series||Barracuda||Ben Whitter|
|2016||TV Mini series||The Kettering Incident||Jens Jorgensson|
- Damon Gameau at IMDb
- "Damon Gameau (Andy Maher)". Nine Network. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
- Damon Gameau – Biography at IMDb
- That Sugar Film director Damon Gameau receives shocking diagnosis after going on healthy sugar diet for just 60 days The Independent, 21 November 2014
- "That Sugar Book | That Sugar Film". Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- BALIBO IN PRODUCTION
- "Damon Gameau writes 'Australia'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
- "Thunderstruck". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
- RTÉ Television – RAW Archived 16 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Spirited Biography[permanent dead link]
- "2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Award Winners". Underground Film Journal. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
- "5th AACTA Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
- "Damon Gameau". IMDb.