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GM - Oceania Lighting

simon@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

Simon brings to his craft both design flair and great practical skills. He has led Oceania Lighting now for two decades, and has been LD for many of the larger live and broadcast events, including Fashion Week, Halberg Awards for Sky, and X Factor and Laugh Gala for TV3.

From very modest beginnings he has taken our Lighting business to what it is today: a highly respected, premium provider of professional lighting design and systems – and he ain't finished yet!

Simon: I was lucky to be born into a creative family, so I got a good grounding in the Arts growing up. I caught the theatre bug at age 19, starting as a stage manager at Theatre Corporate, where I discovered I was a good tech but pretty hopeless when on the book in rehearsals.

After 18 months and a blur of six- and seven-day weeks, I put the actors out of their misery and moved to Mercury Theatre, becoming its first-ever specialist lighting guy, and for the next seven years I got to concentrate on what I like doing best: live shows.

A 10-year stint manufacturing lights for Selecon followed, working for the charismatic Jeremy Collins. It broadened my horizons, opening me up to world trends and grounding me in commercial reality – but then those live shows lured me away again, this time to Oceania.

Keeping on a learning curve is what excites me most, and where that’s taken me recently is the fusion of live events and television – like X Factor. Delivering the 'live audience' experience to the broadcast medium really appeals to my sense of craft. There’s never a dull moment.

Interests outside work? Motorcycles, performance, sculpture, art, wine and music. Oh, and my wife and son (close call...)

 

 

 

 

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