Damien has worked in the entertainment industry as a television Producer/Editor for nearly 15 years with credits spanning major networks and studios. He began his career editing and producing the award-winning feature-length documentary CORSO – THE LAST BEAT featuring Ethan Hawke, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso. He went on to edit the acclaimed romantic comedy TAKE ME HOME, starring Sam Jaeger.
Applying what he’s learned about storytelling from years in the editing chair, Damien has segued into writing, directing, and producing. He is drawn to the horror genre because of its unique ability to entertain and convey a message, the two hallmarks of his creative ambition.
Damien's multiple award-winning horror short, THE CLEANSING HOUR, has garnered accolades from audiences and critics across the globe and is now being developed into a feature-length film.
Damien comes from humble beginnings, growing up in the heart of rural Illinois. His education began at the local video store where he obsessed over movies of all kinds. He later moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.