Damian Farrell is a director, puppeteer and animator in television and film. With over 20 years experience, Damo directs scripted-comedy, hidden-camera, puppet series, animation and documentaries. He also directs commercials for many leading brands.
A former animation artist at Emerald City Productions and the Don Bluth Studio in the early nineties, and a Jim Henson-trained puppeteer, Damo’s breath of experience across many different media has lead him to work on projects with LucasFilm, Bad Robot, Disney, Sesame Workshop, The Muppets, BBC, CBBC, The Jim Henson Company, ITV and Double Z Enterprises.
Most recently he has been a puppeteer and creature performer for Star Wars on LucasFilm’s ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘Rogue One’, ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘Solo’ performing numerous characters under the direction of JJ Abrams, Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson and Ron Howard.
Damo has also directed the preschool sketch series ‘Gigglebiz’ for CBeebies (Children’s Comedy BAFTA 2015) and the first series of CBBC’s ‘Class Dismissed’. He has worked extensively with Irish impressionist Mario Rosenstock creating and producing over 150 episodes of the satirical puppet series ‘Special 1 Tv’, the original ‘Gift Grub Live’ and three series of ‘The Mario Rosenstock Show’ for RTÉ. He is also the producer of Vincent Gallagher’s multi-award winning stop-motion short film ‘Second To None‘ and former chair of Animation Ireland.
In January 2019, it was announced that Damian Farrell will be appearing as one of the principal puppeteers on the upcoming Netflix series ‘Dark Crystal; Age Of Resistance’ for the Jim Henson Company and directed by Louis Leterrier.