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Damien Power

I grew up in Launceston, Tasmania: pop: 60,000; cinema: 1. It was there, as a teenager at the local film society, that I fell in love with movies. After completing an Arts/Law degree in Hobart, I moved to Sydney to take up a position on the Film Classification Board. I started writing and directing soon after I arrived, and after making a few shorts, I enrolled in a MA in Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Recently I wrote and directed the shorts 'A Burning Thing' and 'Peekaboo'.

I'm currently in post-production on two linked short films for the Voices Project – an initiative by Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) to nurture the next generation of Australian writers.

As a filmmaker I strive to make inventive cinema, rigorous in its engagement with subject and form, that moves people and makes them think.

Short film credits



Australia | Jan 2011 | 10:00
A child’s game throws her mother into panic, with devastating consequences.
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