Hi! I’m Aaron.
I have been making films since I was about 8 years old. Sadly, nearly all of the videos I made while I was a child and teenager are now lost, but I do have one production still from my first serious attempt at making a film with my friends:
It was called The Pizza Guy, and it was about a dark, post-apocalyptic future where mercenaries are hired to battle roving bands of violent gangs in order to deliver pizzas. It was the most fun I had ever had, and it had me hooked. I knew my future had to be in film production.
I started Pretty Penny Productions in 2002, when I was an 18 years old college freshman. It began as sort of a hobby company which I used to make silly movies with my friends. My first feature-length film was about Abraham Lincoln (hence the whole “Penny” thing) battling the Nazis. I also directed an 8-part public access comedy series called Buddy Cop Show that opened to a standing-room only crowd for its premiere at the Nickelodeon Theatre.
By the time I was a sophomore I was working my way through college on Hollywood film sets and producing commercials for local clients in my home town of Columbia, South Carolina. By the time I graduated I was already working full time running my own company! I was too young to know any better, so I decided to take it to the next level and officially register an LLC upon graduating in 2006.
Since then I have produced hundreds of commercials, documentaries and films. I built and grew my company until I was managing about a dozen employees and dozens of freelancers. In time, I was producing commercials and documentaries for national clients including GE, United Way and the United States Army.
I have had a few other crazy adventures, here and there, like the time I ran for mayor of Columbia…
…and the web show I produced and co-hosted for years called Drinking in the Morning…
…and the film camera shop I opened with my friend and comedy partner, Grant Robertson.
Through my film work, I was able to see most of America and do a lot of interesting things. Then, quite suddenly, I decided that it was time to see the rest of the world, and so I headed off to Seoul, South Korea. I have since fallen in love with Asia and currently live in Saigon, Vietnam. I have developed native and expat contacts in the film industry throughout Asia and I love nothing more than helping people to develop professional cinematography and photography in the Far East.
In case you haven’t seen it, yet, here’s my current production reel:
If you are looking for someone to produce a film, commercial or documentary in Asia, then look no further. If you are a producer or filmmaker and you need a cinematographer, a location scout or manager, a fixer, an editor, or any sort of cinematic support in Asia, then I’m your man.
Contact me today and let’s get to work!
안녕, hẹn gặp lại, では、また。 and catch ya later!
Pretty Penny Productions