Aron Gaudet

Age: 40
Birthplace: Old Town, Maine, U.S.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Filmmaker Aron Gaudet made his feature directorial debut with the award-winning documentary, The Way We Get By -- a story about three senior citizens finding purpose in their life. The film had its world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) and won the Special Jury Award. The Way We Get By has won 16 festival awards to date, including the Audience Award at the Full Frame Film Festival, the Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Film Award at the Cleveland International Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the Atlanta, Little Rock, Phoenix, Naples and Newport International Film Festival. The Way We Get By was released theatrically in July 2009, playing in over 60 cities across the U.S.  The Way We Get By aired on the critically acclaimed PBS series, POV in November 2009  and will have an encore broadcast on August 3, 2010. Recently, AARP's "Movies For Grownups" Awards honored The Way We Get By as "Best Documentary" of 2009. One of the three individuals that The Way We Get By focused on was Joan Gaudet, Aron's mother. Aron was chosen as a 2007-08 WGBH Filmmaker in Residence. In August 2006, Aron attended the Sundance Producers Conference at the Sundance Institute with film producer Gita Pullapilly (Producer of The Way We Get By, and Aron's fiancee as of October 2009 ). Aron was the director for "India: A New Life",  a short film he did for PBS's Frontline World. It dealt with homeless children in India and those trying to help them.  In 2008, Aron won three Telly Awards for this film. Aron has won numerous awards in television including a total of 8 Telly Awards, 2 regional Emmy nominations, 2 Vermont Association of Broadcasters awards, and a Michigan Association of Broadcasters award.  He has also received a number of grants for his projects including from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), POV, the MacArthur Foundation, Fulbright, and Fledgling Fund. Aron is a member of Writers Guild of America (WGA), International Documentary Association (IDA), and the Independent Feature Project (IFP). He is a graduate of the New England School of Communications.

Aron grew up in Maine and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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