Damian Candusso

Sound Design for VR Film Television Games Music


Damian is a multi-award winning sound designer with experience in film, animation, games, music and sound exhibitions. Some of his recently released work includes Sanctum by Executive Producer James Cameron, Zac Snyder’s The Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, and the 79th Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature Film, Happy Feet. Other projects include To Catch a Fire, Candy, Little Fish and Anacondas to name just a few. Damian recently had Nature Man Machine on exhibition at the Academy of Arts Launceston, where he was an invited artist and keynote speaker.

Damian has been nominated for several Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards for his work, including The Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Australia and Happy Feet. He has worked on several Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Independent Film (IF) Award winning films, as well as being the winner of several Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) awards.

In 2002, Damian received the Centenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Culture for his work in the Australian film industry. This was awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.