Gerard O’Dwyer

impersonator, ambassador, true Irishman, RUCKUS member
“We want everyone to see us not just them because we want to be treated equally and we’re all the same.”


GERARD O’DWYER is a co-founding member of RUCKUS. He was awarded Best Male Actor at Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival in 2009 for his role in Bus Stop Films' short film Be My Brother, which went on to be awarded Best Film on the evening as well. Most recently he was flown to Russia to accept the Best Short Film Award for Bus Stop Films’ award winning short film The Interviewer where he again played the leading role. Gerard was awarded Best Male Actor runner up in the Short & Sweet short play festival in 2011 at Newtown Theatre & NIDA’s Parade Theatre. Gerard is currently in pre-production for his first feature length Australian film starring alongside Aussie screen legend, John Jarratt and features in Craig Anderson’s feature length horror film Red Christmas. In 2010, 2011 and 2015 Gerard was selected as an Ambassador for the NSW state government Don’t DISMyABILITY campaign and he has featured in an advertisement for the NSW government CareCareers campaign. Notably, in 2012 Gerard was recognised by the Australian Government and was awarded the Emerging Leaders Award at the National Disabilities Awards.

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