Sabertooth Films Ltd
20 years in film & television
Aaron Watson began his media career as an actor and writer for television. He then spent 15 years working in Central Europe and Russia as a Tour Director. During this time he filmed two documentaries with his friend and collaborator Te Radar; one in East Timor (Timor ODDessy) and the other in Israel and Palestine (Christmas in Bethlehem).
In recent years he has been working with creative partners, director Jackie van Beek and cinematographer Ari Wegner. The trio have completed shooting their fourth short film together, through his production company Sabertooth Films Ltd, and are developing a feature. Their films have played at major international festivals such as Berlin, Melbourne, London BFI, Vladivostok, Kyoto, New Zealand, Copenhagen and many more.
Aaron also freelances in various production roles on films such as I Survived a Zombie Holocaust, funded via the New Zealand Film Commission’s Escalator scheme.