Aaron Wilson was born in rural Australia, growing up fascinated with stories that explored notions of “other”. Aaron’s feature, Little Tornadoes, directed by Aaron and co-written alongside esteemed Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas, premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2021. Aaron’s most recent short VR film, Iopu, following a queer Samoan-Australian performer about to take the stage, also premiered at the 2021 Melbourne International Film Festival.
In 2006, Aaron took part in a filmmaker residency program with Objectifs Centre for Filmmaking and Photography in Singapore, where he developed the script for his debut feature film, Canopy. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, going onto selection for international festivals including Busan, Shanghai and Rotterdam. The Hollywood Reporter review said:
“…writer-director Aaron Wilson maintains a remarkable realism throughout as he builds a lean and focused meditation on the bewildering nature of war. It’s a plucky and promising feature debut from the young Australian, who should find his carefully calibrated arthouse film in demand on the festival circuit following its premiere in the Discovery program in Toronto.”
Aaron has made several short films which have screened at more than 100 festivals, acquiring international sales and awards. His films include Ten Feet Tall, Feng (Wind), Leap Year and My Name is Martin. His short Ahmad’s Garden premiered at the 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival.
Aaron is currently in development on several feature projects. In addition to his film work, Aaron is signed to Airbag Productions as a television commercials director.
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