26 min / documentary / 2006 / Australia
filmmaker: Steven McGregor
He’s best known for roles in popular TV series such as Wildside, Water Rats, and MDA, but behind the scenes Aaron Pedersen has had a much more important role to play. For many of his 35 years, the award-winning actor has been the primary carer of his 34-year-old brother, Vincent, who has mild cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability. There are two great loves in Vinnie’s life, Aaron says, AFL football, and me. He is his older brother’s constant shadow, and number one fan “He has followed him all over the country”, says Aaron.
This intimate observational documentary captures the brothers’ loving relationship, and follows them as they return to their hometown of Alice Springs.