Born in rural Australia, Aaron has made numerous short films that have screened at more than 100 festivals and acquired numerous international sales and awards. His films include Rendezvous, Ten Feet Tall, Wind (Feng) and Leap Year. His short, Ahmad’s Garden, was funded by Screen Australia and premiered at the 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival.
In 2006, Aaron took part in a filmmaker residency programme with Objectifs Centre for Filmmaking and Photography in Singapore, where he developed the script for his debut feature film, Canopy.
Canopy is a character-driven feature film about one Australian man’s struggle to survive during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942. Canopy is the first film in a trilogy titled the Triple Happiness project.
Seven years in the making, Canopy is an Australian/Singaporean co-production shot on location in Singapore and Australia which used a Pozible crowdfunding campaign to help complete post production. Canopy had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and has since been selected to screen at the Busan International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Jerusalem International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, and was honoured with the ‘Special Jury Mention’ in the New Horizons section at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film sold to the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States and was released in 2014.