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Feature Documentary Screening

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Join us for an exclusive screening of feature documentary 2040, and the opportunity to meet with its Australian film director, speaker, and author, Damon Gameau.

Famous for directing the highest-grossing Australian documentary, 'That Sugar Film', Damon seamlessly combines storytelling and activism. Don't miss the chance to hear from the co-founder of Regen Studios, as he shares insights from his latest projects aimed at ecological solutions and awareness.

Who can join? This event is exclusively for academyEX Students, Alumni and Staff with limited tickets due to theatre capacity.

Event location: Rialto Cinema, 167/169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023

Event date & time: 30th April, 5:00pm - 7:30pm


Background and Biography

Damon Gameau is an Australian film director, speaker, and author. After 10 years as an actor in which he appeared in several feature films and television shows, including receiving an AFI nomination for best supporting actor in the film Balibo, Damon turned to directing and activism.

As a director he wrote, directed, and performed the vocals for the 2011 winning
Tropfest short film, Animal Beatbox. In 2015 he released his first feature film ‘That Sugar Film’ which became the highest grossing Australian documentary across Australia and New Zealand of all time. It has received awards from across the world including the 2015 AACTA Award for
Best Documentary. The accompanying book, ‘That Sugar Book’ was a best seller in
Australia and has since been released in over 20 countries and 8 languages around
the world. That Sugar Guide is his latest release.

Damon then completed the documentary ‘2040’ in 2019 with an accompanying
book called ‘2040: a handbook for the regeneration’. The film now sits in the top 4
highest grossing documentaries at the Australian cinema. Damon was nominated for
the 2020 NSW Australian of the Year for this work.

Damon then co-founded Regen Studios with Anna Kapplan where together they
work with philanthropists and NGO’s to build comprehensive impact campaigns for
the films to raise money for ecological solutions and awareness in classrooms, board
rooms and in Parliaments around the world.

His recent projects were ‘Regenerating Australia’ and the soon to be released
‘Future Council’ feature documentary. Damon also spoke at TEDx Sydney and his
talk ‘went viral’ when posted on the global TED platform.