Aaron Pedersen will next be seen in Ivan Sen’s Goldstone, which is opening the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, Chris Fitchett’s The Fear of Darkness and Damien Power’s Killing Ground.
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 Jack Irish, the ABC miniseries and telemovies based on Peter Temple’s thriller novels.
He starred in Ivan Sen’s feature Mystery Road, for which he was also an Associate Producer. 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 Stephen Pages’ Spear, 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.
In 2007 and 2013, Aaron received a Deadly Award nomination for Male Actor of the Year and won the award in 2003 and 2011. He was the recipient of the Bob Maza Fellowship in 2007.