Damon D'Oliveira, March 2017
|Occupation||Actor, film producer|
|Known for||Rude, Love Come Down, The Book of Negroes|
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.
- Save My Lost Nigga Soul (1993)
- Rude (1995)
- Donkey Kong Country (1997–2000)
- 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)
- The Grizzlies (2018)
- "a Canadian story retold - and worth the wait". The Globe and Mail, January 3, 2015.
- "Film-makers picked for program". Halifax Daily News, July 28, 1991.
- "Canadian film offered by DIA as part of fest". Windsor Star, June 20, 2001.
- "Plus ça change: abuse and attraction in North Bay, ON". Daily Xtra, August 20, 2015.
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