Aaron Walton graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), where he received the Beleura John Tallis Award for Excellence in Acting. Credits include the TV’s Winners and Losers, and the antagonist in Australia’s first one-shot feature film, Watch the Sunset, now streaming on Stan. As well as being an actor, Walton is also a practising psychologist and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching free will and well-being.
I did the one-year Foundations course at VCA, a really great place to start. That had one term on movement and text, one on scene studies, one on film and TV, and one on rehearsing and performing a play to the public. I’m not sure if they do it the same way now. To be more specific, it was really the encouragement of two of the teachers, Megan Jones and Matt Scholten who gave me my start. They saw the artist in me, nurtured my spark and Matt then cast me in my first play. Finding and cherishing those people who see you creatively is so important.