Aaron Pedersen recently wrapped production for Ivan Sen’s feature, GOLDSTONE and will next be seen in Chris Fitchett’s feature, THE FEAR OF DARKNESS.
Aaron transitioned into acting, after initially training as a journalist at the ABC. Through his work on WILDSIDE, WATER RATS, MDA, TERRITORIANS, GRASSROOTS, QUEEN OF HEARTS, BLACK JACK, EAST WEST 101 and THE SECRET LIFE OF US, Aaron has been able to champion the changing representation of Indigenous people in Australia.
Aaron’s other television credits include IT’S A DATE and THE CODE on ABC, the SBS mini-series THE CIRCUIT, CITY HOMICIDE on the Seven Network, and the ABC telemovies, JACK IRISH: DEAD POINT, JACK IRISH: BAD DEBTS AND JACK IRISH: BLACK TIDE, based on the thriller novels by Peter Temple.
He starred in Ivan Sen’s feature MYSTERY ROAD, for which he was also an Associate Producer. MYSTERY ROAD screened in Special Presentation at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Aaron received the Australian Film Critics Association, Film Critics Circle of Australia and Rolling Stone Australia Award for Best Actor for his role in the film.
His other film credits include Warwick Thornton’s THE DARKSIDE, Suri Krishnamma’s BAD KARMA with Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell, DEAD HEART, SATURDAY NIGHT, GRANGE, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, MIMI, and MIRROR IMAGES.
His theatre credits include SIGNS OF LIFE (STC/Black Swan),THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST (Black Swan), KING LEAR (MTC), BLACK MEDEA (Company B/MTC), EATING ICE CREAM WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED (QTC) THE CLUB (STC), JOURNEY TO HORSESHOE BEND (Sydney Symphony), NO WAY TO FORGET, HARRY’S WAR (Darwin Theatre Company) and CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD (Playbox Theatre) for which he won the 2002 Green Room Award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role. In the same year, Aaron won the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Indigenous Individual Award. In 2005, he was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in EATING ICE CREAM WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.