toby sewellLighting & Production Consultant
Toby is one of Asia’s leading production managers and lighting designers for entertainment centres and live events. As a production manager, his role is to deliver on all technical aspects of the event including set construction, transport, waste management, lighting, audio & vision along within all performance elements. In this capacity he has successfully executed large-scale live and corporate events, fashion shows and product launches in Australia, Europe and Asia.
Toby is also one of the most sought-after lighting designers in the APAC region. He has designed, managed installation teams and operated lighting systems for television, film, dance, theatre, events and touring music in some of the region’s most reputable venues and well-known artists.
He counts the Sydney Festival, Opera Australia, Washington Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Theatre Company among his many theatre clients. He has consulted as a lighting designer and production manager for acclaimed artists such as Bats for Lashes, Ben Folds, Lee Scratch Perry and Cat Power.
Toby also retains his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge having been a guest lecturer at UCLA in Los Angeles on ‘Theatre Lighting Design & Repertory Theatre’, a Lighting Lecturer at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has numerous qualifications in theatrical lighting design, stage management and workplace health and safety attained in Australia and the UK.