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Damon

Gameau

IN PRINCIPAL SUPPORTER

Damon

Gameau

weo ambassador

Award winning Australian filmmaker and writer Damon Gameau brings his incredible talent for storytelling and life-long passion for protecting the environment to his role as WEO Ambassador.

In 2019, Damon addressed the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, the same year he released his ground-breaking feature film ‘2040’ which explores what the future might look like if we embrace the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. The film is among the top five highest grossing documentaries of all time at Australian cinemas.

As a director Damon picked up the 2011 Tropfest Short Film Award for ‘Animal Beatbox’. His first feature length production ‘That Sugar Film’ – documenting his own dire mood swings and weight gain after taking on a low-fat, high-sugar diet for 60 days – saw him win Best Documentary at the AACTA Awards. The film became the highest grossing Australian documentary of all time and Gameau’s companion book ‘That Sugar Book’ became a best seller.

Damon’s hugely successful directorial career follows his many years spent as an actor in film and television. He was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at the AFI Awards for his role in the 2009 feature film ‘Balibo’.

Damon is a highly sought-after speaker on environmental issues and has addressed governments and organisations around the world including Google, BP, PWC, ANZ, Atlassian, Utah Clean Energy, Mastercard, Credit Suisse and CBA.

Damon 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’.

Award winning Australian filmmaker and writer Damon Gameau brings his incredible talent for storytelling and life-long passion for protecting the environment to his role as WEO Ambassador.

In 2019, Damon addressed the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, the same year he released his ground-breaking feature film ‘2040’ which explores what the future might look like if we embrace the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. The film is among the top five highest grossing documentaries of all time at Australian cinemas.

As a director Damon picked up the 2011 Tropfest Short Film Award for ‘Animal Beatbox’. His first feature length production ‘That Sugar Film’ – documenting his own dire mood swings and weight gain after taking on a low-fat, high-sugar diet for 60 days – saw him win Best Documentary at the AACTA Awards. The film became the highest grossing Australian documentary of all time and Gameau’s companion book ‘That Sugar Book’ became a best seller.

Damon’s hugely successful directorial career follows his many years spent as an actor in film and television. He was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at the AFI Awards for his role in the 2009 feature film ‘Balibo’.

Damon is a highly sought-after speaker on environmental issues and has addressed governments and organisations around the world including Google, BP, PWC, ANZ, Atlassian, Utah Clean Energy, Mastercard, Credit Suisse and CBA.

Damon 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’.

Statistics and facts are useful, but lifeless. It is the stories that are encased in that determines whether we are moved into action or not.

The stories we tell shape our attitudes, our behaviours, our emotions and ultimately our culture.

I am aligning with Wild Earth Oceania because we urgently need to tell new and better stories about the living world. Stories that remind us of our role in the dazzlingly interconnected dance of nature that plays out within and around us in every moment.

Statistics and facts are useful, but lifeless. It is the stories that are encased in that determines whether we are moved into action or not. The stories we tell shape our attitudes, our behaviours, our emotions and ultimately our culture. I am aligning with Wild Earth Oceania because we urgently need to tell new and better stories about the living world. Stories that remind us of our role in the dazzlingly interconnected dance of nature that plays out within and around us in every moment.