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.[1]

Damon D'Oliveira
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Damon D'Oliveira, March 2017
Born
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor, film producer
Years active1980s–present
Known forRude, Love Come Down, The Book of Negroes
Spouse(s)Maxime Desmons

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.[2]

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[3] 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.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "a Canadian story retold - and worth the wait". The Globe and Mail, January 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Film-makers picked for program". Halifax Daily News, July 28, 1991.
  3. ^ "Canadian film offered by DIA as part of fest". Windsor Star, June 20, 2001.
  4. ^ "Plus ça change: abuse and attraction in North Bay, ON". Daily Xtra, August 20, 2015.

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