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Damon D'Oliveira

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Nationality  Canadian
Years active  1980s–present
Occupation  Actor, film producer
Spouse  Maxime Desmons (m. 2009)
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Known for  Rude, Love Come Down, The Book of Negroes
Education  Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Awards  Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie or Limited Series
Nominations  Genie Award for Best Motion Picture, Genie Award for Best Short Film
Movies and TV shows  Lie with Me, Short Circuit 2, Exotica, Donkey Kong Country, The Law of Enclosures
Similar  Clement Virgo, Byron Wong, Tamara Faith Berger, Maxime Desmons, Kenneth Johnson

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Damon D'Oliveira is a Canadian actor and film and television producer, best known as a partner with Clement Virgo in the production firm Conquering Lion Pictures.


Originally from Guyana, D'Oliveira moved to Canada in 1976. He had acting roles in stage, film and television in the 1980s, and was credited as an associate producer on Darrell Wasyk's 1990 film H, before being admitted into the Canadian Film Centre's program for filmmakers of colour in 1991 alongside classmates including Virgo, Robert Adetuyi, Mina Shum and Stephen Williams.

His first film production credit was on Virgo's 1993 short film Save My Lost Nigga Soul. He has since been a producer of Virgo's films Rude, Love Come Down, Lie with Me, Poor Boy's Game and The Book of Negroes, as well as John Greyson's films The Law of Enclosures and Proteus. Rude and Love Come Down were both Genie Award nominees for Best Picture.

As an actor, D'Oliveira's roles have included voice roles in Rupert, Chilly Beach, Monster Force, Tales from the Cryptkeeper and Donkey Kong Country, guest roles in Adderly, Neon Rider, Night Heat, War of the Worlds, Street Legal, Side Effects, Due South, TekWar, Forever Knight, Traders, The City, Queer as Folk, Show Me Yours, ZOS: Zone of Separation and The Border, and the films Uncut, Getting Away with Murder and Bollywood/Hollywood.

Openly gay, he is married to film director and screenwriter Maxime Desmons.

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Production filmography

  • Save My Lost Nigga Soul (1993)
  • Rude (1995)
  • Love Come Down (2000)
  • The Law of Enclosures (2000)
  • Proteus (2003)
  • Lie with Me (2005)
  • Poor Boy's Game (2007)
  • Bonne mère (2008)
  • Baggage (2008)
  • Somebody Is Watching Us (2009)
  • Subway Harmonies (2010)
  • Au plus proche (2011)
  • What We Have (2014)
  • The Book of Negroes (2015)
  • References

    Damon D'Oliveira Wikipedia