Skip to main content

My Brother Vinnie

Australia, 2006 (MIFF 2006, Documentary Shorts)

Director: Steven McGregor

McGregor's observational documentary explores a close relationship between two brothers, Aaron and Vinnie Pedersen. Aaron has established a successful career as a prominent TV actor. Following the death of their Nana, Daphne Hele, he has been responsible for the care of Vinnie, a thirty-four year old with a mild intellectual disability and cerebral palsy. This intimate documentary crosses all cultural boundaries, capturing a loving relationship full of humour, wit and positive energy. It simultaneously examines the wider social issues, indigenous family crisis and centrality of familial connections and traditions, whilst keeping up with the frantic pace of urban living. Poignant, humorous and entertaining.

Producer Sarah Bond and Vinnie Pedersen will introduce the session on Sunday 30 July, 1pm at Greater Union.

D Steven McGregor P Sarah Bond S Aaron Pedersen TD video/col/2006/25mins

See also...

CROKER ISLAND EXODUS

A remarkable true story of courage and survival in the Australian outback during World War II. ... In 1941, all the white women and children were evacuated from Darwin ahead of the anticipated ... More »

BIG NAME NO BLANKET

The fans knew him as the "black Mick Jagger". His band kick-started Aboriginal rock, releasing the first ever Aboriginal-language rock songs in the mainstream. His name was George Rrurrambu and this ... More »

Veiled Ambition

Ambitious and outspoken, Frida is as Aussie as they come and she wears a headscarf. Selling American imported evening wear in Melbourne's Muslim heartland in Frida's Boutique anything is possible ... More »

Transformers: The Art of Circut Bending

Geek alert! D.I.Y filmmaking. D.I.Y circuit bending. Don't ask why, just watch. ... More »

Troy

Troy Davies is an intense and passionate person; an anarchist with a vibrant and colourful life as a man, a woman, performer, musician, owner of a fashion label, a prostitute, and a person living ... More »

It's Him...Terry Lim!

Industrial chemist. Martial artist. Film extra. Father. Teacher. Poet. Pensioner. Warrior. One man. One life. It's him... Terry Lim! ... D Angus Sampson P Jo de Fina TD HD Cam/2011 ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director