Aaron Pedersen originally studied journalism before transitioning his career to his acting passion. His television credits include Jack Irish: Black Tide, Jack Irish: Bad Debts, City Homicide, East West 101, The Secret Life of Us, Water Rats, MDA, Grass Roots, BlackJack: Dead Memory and The Circuit, where he became one of the country’s first Aboriginal leads on television. Pedersen has appeared in the feature films Bad Karma (2012) and Darklovestory (2006) for which he won a Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award for Best Actor, Queen of Hearts (2004), Saturday Night (2000) and Dead Heart (1996). He has also directed his own short documentary, My Brother Vinnie (2006), for which he received the Best Short Documentary award at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Accolades

Aaron Pedersen
Best Actor, 2013

Aaron Pedersen

Best Actor, 2013

Aaron Pedersen

Mystery Road

Aaron Pedersen originally studied journalism before transitioning his career to his acting passion. His television credits include Jack Irish: Black Tide, Jack Irish: Bad Debts, City Homicide, East West 101, The…

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Films

High Ground
2020

High Ground

Australia
2020

High Ground

In a bid to save the last of his family, Gutjuk, a young Aboriginal man, teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara, the…

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Mystery Road
2013

Mystery Road

Australia
2013

Mystery Road

Near the rural town of Winton, Queensland, a truck driver finds the body of a teenage aboriginal girl named Julie Mason inside one of the…

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Spear
2015

Spear

Australia
2015

Spear

Special Mention, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2015 The directorial debut feature from Stephen Page, Spear tells a contemporary Aboriginal story through…

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