Damien Cassar

Director

Sydney, Australia
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Damien Cassar is an ADG award winning director, writer & creative of film, television and commercials/content, specialising in comedy.

Over a fifteen year career he has directed work for clients such as Domain, SEEK, Brickworks, O'Brien, Canon, NRL, Telstra, Woolworths, Mountain Dew, Herman Miller, Cars Guide and "The Pitch" on ABC1's Gruen.

His short film, Lowering Awareness, won the 2017 Australian Directors’ Guild Award for Best Direction of an Online Comedy Project, was selected to be on the front page of Funny or Die and screened at the LA Comedy Festival.

Previously he made TV pilot Town Centre, short films Finding Oprah Winfrey and Aussie Idol and comedy reality series MTV Style Me, nominated for two ASTRA awards. He also directed Splendour in the Grass music documentary The Other Stage. His first shorts The Gardener and Someone to Love were multi-award winning.

Fun Fact: He's also a budding academic with an interest in nostalgia who recently completed a Master of Arts (Media & Communications) at the University of New England. His dissertation: Taking the Temperature of Now: Recent Fictional Nostalgic Television Series of the United States: This is Us, Stranger Things and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.


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