Running Free- Why run your own production company?

ACMI and Media Mentors Australia present

Why Run Your Own Production Company?

with actor and producer Aaron Fa'aoso


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Wed 27 May 2020

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Is setting up your own production company worth the time and effort? And what are the potential rewards?

Aaron Fa’aso shares his tips, experiences and his journey in sharing the stories of the Torres Strait and its people. 

Hosted by Esther Coleman-Hawkins from Media Mentors.  

About Aaron Fa'aoso

Aaron is an owner of Lonestar – a production company based in Cairns, Queensland. He has recently completed filming his new food documentary series Strait to the Plate for the SBS/NITV network. He is also the producer and writer of the landmark series Blue Water Empire. Aaron was the producer attachment with Bunya Productions on Goldstone which won 10 out of 16 nominations at various festivals including Best Film at the Film Critics Circle of Australia awards. His other producer credits include Yatha Pathway: Coming of Age and The Dinghy Girls: It’s All About Girl Power. He was also the director of Every King Tide for Bunya Productions, a VR initiative for the SBS Network and Screen Queensland. 

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Event duration

25 mins


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