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June 30, 2015

Waratahs 2015 : So near and yet…..

It was a great 2015 game from The Waratahs, last years Super Rugby Finals winners, but last Saturday night at Allianz Stadium they couldn’t make history by achieving 2 in a row.

Still it was a superb effort making the semis with, most notably, the enthusiasm and support of the fans being absolutely incredible on the night. Beyond any doubt, there is a new strength of pride in the NSW team and this will set the platform for great things to come in 2016.

DFP again delivered another brilliant event presentation bringing together all the factors, along with a few new concepts, that return to fans a superlative, match-day experience.

2016 is just around the corner….GO THE TAHS!

Semi Run on



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April 23, 2014

Happy Easter! @ Rock Lily, The Star

When you get the right act with the right crowd in the right frame of mind…..yep, it just goes off!

Suite AZ tearing up the tarmac at Rock Lily on Easter Sunday…


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September 26, 2013

Alice in Wonderland’s naughty Red Queen visits Marquee

So Marquee wanted an edgy twist on the children’s story….enter stage right the naughty Red Queen. Ooooh Alice, watch out…

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September 26, 2013

DFP and Marquee Nightclub…dancing cheek to cheek!

It’s now been a number of weeks since DFP began providing podium dancers to Marquee Nightclub.

It continues to go particularly well with some great, very hot talent and costumes twists with glitz ‘n’bits galore!

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September 3, 2013

Somewhere back in time…..

Somewhere back in time…..the world changed at DFP…..

We moved address to beautiful downtown Leichhardt – home of red wine, pasta and superb coffee – gained an office warehouse, changed some staff, experimented with a google cloud server, the directors took real hols and basically the world turned significantly for Sydney’s best entertainment, production and event consultancy.

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….so what then, well…the staff changes involved saying goodbye to some and giving a warm welcome to others including Dan Plant in ops and, most recently, Yan Qi in accounts to assist the indefatigable Jacqui Cocker….the women behind the men at DFP.

In the new premises there was some interesting fancy footwork re computer configuration and somewhere along the line we suffered a nasty mini-cyber attack and hence the longish absence from the net. Have no fear……back up and running with a new web approach on the drawing boards. We will be redefining DFP in web world so, as they say, WATCH THIS SPACE.

So 2013 is slipping away oh so quickly. What has been happening at DFP this year? …

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July 2, 2011

Second year running and, picture perfect…

For the second year running DFP was honored to be asked by sponsor Canon, to be involved in the staging and presentation for the Sydney launch of the winners of the 2010 World Press Photo contest.


Launched at the NSW State Library on Friday 1st July and running until the 24th July the exhibition, now in its 54th year, is universally acknowledged as the world’s premier competition for photojournalism and its accolades are coveted by photographers across the globe.

“This year’s World Press Photo exhibition will stun and captivate audiences with some of the most powerful images of world events from 2010,” says Chris Macleod, Brand Manager – EOS, Canon Australia. “Canon is proud to sponsor this important celebration of photojournalism worldwide as well as locally in Australia.”

The DFP implemented staging was simple, stylish and effective.


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July 2, 2011

A big gamble…well, you could say that!

Star City is a big place with a rapidly expanding foot print and presence as the amazing renovations roll forward at a frantic pace but the Casino has been given a whole new size perspective by its latest ‘big thing’…. a DFP designed, built and installed, larger-than-life super poker machine.

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…..and yes and it really works!!! ‘

One pull of the mega chrome leaver by a Star City patron sees all the sights and sounds of a regular gaming machine happen with the big display screen scrolling through vertical prize rolls to deliver a promotional gift to the lucky participant.

The fascination on property with DFPs new oh-so-big, promotional creation is well deserved and this faithful, fun oversize recreation of a poker machine has a world class finish and design to match.

‘Well, are you feeling really lucky?’ then you need to try your hand on a really big machine but just for fun of course.

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April 18, 2011

Star City’s New Bar ROCK LILY is here!



As part of Star City’s renovation the development of the new Main Gaming Floor Bar, ROCK LILY has been been a project of considerable time, effort and passion for Casino management.

The Bar finally surfaced to the general public in recent weeks and DFP developed a stylish promotional display in the Casino’s Main entry to ensure that the new Bar’s message got across to the general public.

A simple, yet slick combination of chrome truss, chrome par cans, pink thematic lighting and shiny black revolve featuring 5 cut-down drum kits did the trick. Simple is sometimes best and in this case the result was right on target!

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April 15, 2011

The Golden Slipper, Amy Meredith & a great staging solution….

And they said it couldn’t be done!!!

THE ATC REQUEST(Aust Turf Club  : ”What we want is to finish the last race and then exactly 15 minutes after the final horse walks off have current fave-rave band, Amy Meredith playing live in the middle of the main straight.”

THE GENERAL INDUSTRY RESPONSE : ” No. Can’t be done. Even with a mobile truck stage will still take too long to set up. Sorry”

THE DFP RESPONSE : “Mmmmmmm……got an idea…….”

…..SO THEN DAN FROM DFP SAID : “We’re going to build a large stage that’s able to roll on numerous pneumatic tyres for minimal impact then set up the the Front-of-House speakers, lighting and band backline with drum riser on the stage, then on the day, do a rough sound check of the band off track, then use a tractor and crew to roll the fully laden stage onto track to a predetermined spot, then run out power and signal lines from a prepositioned control point and then it will happen and be great!”

THE ATC RESPONSE : Deep breath…..”Right then”…..deafening silence….

A number of meetings later, lots of explanation and some serious preplanning and prep, it simply happened.


On Golden Slipper Day 2011, 15 minutes after the last horse left the main straight Amy Meredith took to the ‘magical’ roll-on stage, picked up their instruments and played a knockout set of playful power pop to an appreciative crowd.

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Mission accomplished and the final word from Lisa Kazzi the ATC Marketing Executive in charge of the event:

“I would like to say a huge thank you for all the hard work and determination you provided in making the after the last concert work seamlessly on Saturday. No matter how many times I was told by other companies that it couldn’t be done DFP, as always made it happen- thank you!

 I look forward to working with you  in the near future on some exciting projects ATC will present us with.”

Happy days!

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April 15, 2011

MercerBell and the Fairfax Digital Media Games…different!

When MercerBell  approached us about this event it was certainly intriguing.

They were developing a major event scenario for their client, Fairfax Digital and brought us on board to assist in implementing the fun competition games landscape they wanted to conjure in the Exhibition Hall at Australian Technology Park


Guests from the Media & Marketing industry were to spend a crazy evening playing all styles of competitive games, from Nintendo to Foosball to Sumo Wrestling!!! in a pseudo olympic environment with an emphahis on Fairfax Digital marketing collateral.

A bit bizarre but hey, certainly different!

So, where to start? Well guest entry seemed the obvious place and with some creative collusion at our end guests found themselves walking down a running track and then through a massive, curtain-like sign featuring the Digital Media Man himself!

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The cavernous Exhibition Hall at ATP required a thoughtful approach to ensure budgets remained under control and ultimately saw an area marked out with crowd fencing, a featured DJ stage and projection screen, glo bars, white dance floor, surround sound PA system and feature sumo and soccer shoot-out areas.   

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The end result worked just as MercerBell intended for their client and when the final classic tug-o-war occurred between various guest media teams it was nothing short of hilarious though some were very serious about it all, maybe with one of the fabulous prizes that were on offer from Fairfax Digital in mind. 

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Such a fun night! Smiling faces all round and just a buzz working with the gang at MercerBell to create a night we’re sure Fairfax Digitial and their guests will remember for a long time to come.

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