Damien Power




Damien grew up in Launceston, Tasmania: pop: 60,000; cinema: 1. It was there, as a teenager at the local film society, that he fell in love with movies. After completing an Arts/Law degree in Hobart, he moved to Sydney to take up a position on the Classification Board at the Office of Film and Literature Classification. He started writing and directing film soon after he arrived, and having made a few shorts, he enrolled in a MA in Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). 
Since graduating he has written and directed several award-winning shorts that have screened at festivals worldwide including Venice and Busan, MIFF and Sydney as well as online as part of YouTube/Scott Free’s inaugural Your Film Festival. His films have been praised for their ‘original voice and distinctive storytelling’. 
Damien was recently awarded an AFTRS Creative fellowship to make a short experimental drama. That film, HITCHHIKER, will debut later this year. Damien’s first feature, the survival thriller, KILLING GROUND, will be released theatrically in Australia in 2017 by Mushroom Pictures.