Join Screen Queensland for an intimate “in conversation” event with Aaron Fa’Aoso at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Tuesday 25 October.
For every opportunity along Aaron Fa’Aoso’s long path to success — from aspiring professional footballer to actor, director and producer — there were also setbacks and heartache. In his recent memoir So Far, So Good, Aaron talks frankly about love, pain, making mistakes and finding happiness again, as well as the impacts of racism and the challenges of remote communities.
At this exclusive event, Aaron will discuss community, culture and his passion for ensuring equal representation on Australian screens. A networking session will follow the conversation, with drinks and nibbles provided.
LOCATION: Brisbane Powerhouse, Rooftop Terrace
TIMES: Conversation 4–5pm, Networking 5–6pm
Tickets are strictly limited and RSVP is essential. Secure your seat now!
Aaron Fa’Aoso is a Torress Strait Islander film producer, director, screenwriter and actor. He is known for his roles in Ran: Remote Area Nurse, East West 101, The Straits, Black Comedy and presenter of Strait to the Plate and Going Places with Ernie Dingo. Aaron is the executive director of his own film and television production company, Lone Star, which created the documentary series Blue Water Empire about the history of the Torres Strait Islands. Aaron is a board member of Screen Queensland and belongs to several government and not-for-profit advisory committees. He holds a Master’s Degree of Film Business from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Aaron doesn’t shy away from his most intimate feelings which makes this an honest and deeply affecting story. It’s a love letter to family, community and culture that is full of laugh-out-loud moments, heartbreaking lessons and the importance of what really matters in this life. Truly inspiring.” — Deborah Mailman
“I don’t know anyone who’s lived such a life. This is a compelling read. Of a man who’s endured so much so early. Of a man connected to his people and fiercely proud of who he is. Who’s come out the other end an artist. A pure storyteller who, because of his trials, has found a compassionate voice full of dignity. Inspiring.” — Matt Nable