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The George Takei Phenomenon

Best known for his iconic role as “Hikaru Sulu” from the acclaimed Star Trek series and feature films; George Takei treated Sydney and Melbourne with a rare and intimate evening each. Hosted by Australia’s own journalist and author, Benjamin Law, George shared stories from his incredible career to his equally incredible life.

The single objective of our custom created technical production was to complement the simple and elegant interview format. Along with the stage set up, all designed to focus on the revealing and insightful dialogue.

As the conversation flowed, content consisting of rare footage and images were projected onto the large format screens and lighting would correspond to the tone of the conversation. This was a fantastic show to deliver and an honour to work with such a film and television legend.

Using Barco HDX 20K Projector, Pro Video Player, Red Camera, Roland V800, Robe LED Beam 150, Enttec LED Strip and ResolutionX Pan Lights.




Melbourne Town Hall and The State Theatre Sydney




JJ Splice Films & Live On Stage Australia


Jayson De Abreu, Director, Austage Events

Jayson De Abreu


Jayson has been in the Audio-Visual Industry for over 20 years. Throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region, there are not many premier venues that he has not worked in.

Starting as a junior technician in the first Austage warehouse on Mitchell Road Jayson has had the pleasure of witnessing and contributing to the Austage Events business as it grew from its early beginnings, to the national brand it is today. Jayson has literally lived and breathed live events for most of his life. Having been raised in and around the theatre industry as a child, watching his parents Joe and Colleen work across all the theatres in Sydney. From his family’s deep history in theatre and audio-visual events, Jayson has seen the technology shift from the days of Slide Projection and Graphic Sets through to the Ultra High Definition realm of projection and mapping we find ourselves in today. Supported by excellent teams of technicians (his brothers in arms) in each office across Australia, Jayson has the rewarding job of working with Australia’s leading minds in the Event Industry.

He is grateful and proud of the diligent work achieved by all Austage Events employees, maintaining the high standards set by his mentor and father Joe De Abreu. Jayson passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and loves his Holden V8s.