Blenheim-raised Aaron Falvey began making films with friends at the age of nine. Since then he has worked on short films in a variety of roles. His World War ll drama The Flame was judged best local short film at the 2017 Auckland International Film Festival. Keen to encourage the growth of a viable film industry in the upper South Island, Falvey co-founded the Top of the South Film Production Society in 2015, as well as a film festival of the same name. He has also worked for the New Zealand Defence Force making promotional videos.
I want to allow filmmakers in our region to have access to a wider pool of talent to enable them to produce the best films possible ... my long term goal is to establish a thriving film industry in the region which creates employment opportunities for our talented cast and crew. Aaron Falvey on the Top of the South Film Production Society