Damian initially studied at the Irish School of Animation and at the Dundee University earning him a B.A. degree. His student film Cú Chulainn’s Lamentwas screened at over a dozen film festivals and broadcast into over 30 million homes in the US.
Damian’s first live action venture, The Nymphpicked up Best Production Design and an additional 12 awards.
Damian has worked on two BAFTA award winning Art Departments:Penny Dreadful 1& Ripper Street 2.He designed the IFB short The Partywhich was nominated for a BAFTA and for a European Film Academy Award. He is the Art Director for Kissing Candicewhich has its European premiere at Berlinale 2018. Also screening at the Berlinale isMUSE, starring Christopher Lloyd and Franka Potente, on which Damian was Art Director.
Damian is a self-taught painter & photographer. This he sees as benefiting the cinematography in ‘capturing the perfect frame. The entire art department is funelled down to that on set monitor. So it is vital’.
In Damian’s spare time he designed The Ravenwhich he calls ‘the most accurate adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece but I go even further…I peel back the skin and look inside!’
Kissing Candice Venom Productions Production Designer: Andy Kelly Art Director/Stand by: Damian Draven Photograph: Steve Annis
Campbell’s Spec Commercial
Campbell's Spec Commercial PIO Media Production Designer: Damian Draven Photograph: Jass Foley
Muse/Musa Fantastic Films Production Designer: Andre Fonsny Art Director: Damian Draven Photograph: Damian Draven