Damon Gameau is an award-winning writer, director, author and activist. In 2015, he released his debut feature documentary THAT SUGAR FILM, which broke Australian box office records, was released in 25 territories and picked up a host of awards around the world. He also authored a companion book, THAT SUGAR BOOK, which was a best seller in Australia, is published in 20 countries and translated into 8 languages. Damon’s latest project 2040 is also one of the highest grossing Australian documentaries of all time and is currently being released internationally. An in-demand thought leader and keynote speaker, Damon has received numerous accolades for his work, including a nomination for NSW Australian of the Year 2020.
In this episode, Damon Gameau details the creative process of his most recent documentary, 2040, a commentary on climate change solutions. With this recent production a response to Damon’s role as a father, he explores vulnerability as a movement for regeneration, suggesting that the deep internal work that is necessary for change is lacking in many areas of society today. He talks about his own reluctancy to share a certain side of himself in his work while pushing forward to embrace all aspects of himself in order to free the mind-space for new emotions. Damon realizes the power of imagination to strengthen and transform our communities and the necessity to tell our authentic stories to connect and value one another more deeply.