Director: Damian John Harper
Damian John Harper was born in 1978 in Boulder Colorado, USA. After receiving his degree in Anthropology with Magna Cum Laude he worked as an Ethnologist with the Zapotecs in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico than later as an underwater cave dive instructor in Brazil. In 2012 he finished his studies at the University of T.V. and Film in Munich, Germany. Damian’s thesis film TEARDROP strikingly shows the state of American Youth illustrating a brutal gang initiation shot in 5 seamless plan-sequences entirely from the P.O.V of the main protagonist. TEARDROP was invited to over 50 international competitions around the globe winning several prizes.
With his debut feature project LOS ÁNGELES Harper revisits the Mexican community in which he used to live as a young Ethnologist. LOS ÁNGELES was a quarterfinalist at the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting and also selected for the Berlinale Talent Project Market.
Damian John Harper describes himself as a film maker, photographer and damn good father.
2014 - LOS ÁNGELES / Feature Fiction / Arri Alexa / 100 Min.
2011 - TEARDROP / Short Fiction / 35 mm / 15 Min.
2010 - VW GTI - ZOO ESCAPE / Commercial / HD-Cam / 45 Sec.
2009 - FILM CITY MUNICH - OPERA / Theatrical Commercial / 35 mm / 60 Sec.
2008 - MOTHER OF EXILES / Documentary / DigiBeta / 45 Min.
2008 - MANIA / Short Documentary / DigiBeta / 10 Min.
2007 - THE FUEL OF LIFE / Short Fiction / DigiBeta / 10 Min.
2006 - THE CYCLE OF HARM / Short Fiction / DigiBeta 5 Min.
2005 - EASTories: A LONGING FOR COLOR / Documentary / DigiBeta / 30 Min.