It’s our Birthday!ūüéČ

To celebrate a Quarter-of-a-Century¬†working with our lovely Clients, Crew and Suppliers, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane to reminisce on our origin story, and remember some of the highlights we’ve worked on over the years…

From humble beginnings…

In 1998¬†three career¬†riggers [David Hird, Graeme Dew and Warren Jones], who had worked on film sets, live television broadcasts and international touring stages all over the globe, found themselves working together on a new feature film called The Matrix;¬†shot at Fox Studios in¬†Sydney.¬†That’s where industry legends Ray Brown and Reg Garside introduced them to a production team in urgent need of a rigging company for their new television series, “Farscape”.¬†The guys mobilised quickly; purchasing¬†rigging equipment, borrowing¬†scaffolding from Graeme’s father, Reg Dew, and truss from Tony Davies at Chameleon.¬†Just a few days later, on September 3rd¬†1998, Dave, Graeme and Warren sent off their¬†very first quote together;¬†“Quote 001”¬†for the supply and installation of rigging equipment to suit the Command Centre Set for “Farscape”. On September 4th 1998, they installed the rig at Fox Studios. And Tri-Point Rigging Services was born…

1998

Farscape (TV Series)

1999

Red Planet (Feature Film)

2000

Sydney Olympics

2001

Moulin Rouge (Feature Film)

2002

Star Wars Episode II (Feature Film)

2003

The Matrix 2 & 3 (Feature Films)

2004

King Kong (Feature Film)

2005

Stealth (Feature Film)

2006

Melbourne Commonwealth Games

2007

Ghost Rider (Feature Film)

2008

World Youth Day

2009

Avatar (Feature Film)

Tri-Point worked predominantly on television shows and feature films in the beginning. In 2000¬†Tri-Point were contracted by the Sydney Olympic Planning Authority for the International Broadcast Centre at Homebush. By 2003 we had moved to our current headquarters in Botany, Sydney and increased our major event portfolio to include the 2003 Rugby World Cup and 2005 Edinburgh Military Tattoo.¬†Opening a Melbourne branch in 2006, spearheaded by working on the Commonwealth Games, Tri-Point continued to work on feature films and television shows as well, opening our Gold Coast branch in late 2008 and¬†commencing work¬†on the UK tv series¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm A¬†Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!‚ÄĚ in 2009, which we’re still working on to this day!

Above: One of countless challenges we have completed for the contestants on “I‚Äôm A¬†Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” over the years.¬†

2010

Biennale of Sydney

2011

Defqon 1 Australia

2012

Australian Open of Surfing

2013

Wolverine (Feature Film)

2014

Eminem Rapture Tour

2015

Future Music Festival

2016

Alien: Covenant (Feature Film)

2017

Australian Ninja Warrior (TV Series)

2018

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

2019

Aquaman (Feature Film)

2020

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (Feature Film)

2021

Thor: Love and Thunder (Feature Film)

2022

Furiosa (Feature Film)

2023

Vivid Sydney

From Quote # 001 at the beginning of September 1998 to Quote # 17603 as at the start of September 2023, Tri-Point has come a long way over the past 25 years in business! We feel humble and privileged to have¬†far¬†too many projects and highlights to even try to regale in one email! Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support us on this crazy journey – we couldn’t have done it without all of you!

In Loving Memory of AFG “YC”

What are your fav Tri-Point moments from the past 25 years?

Send us an email or head on over to our Facebook page and drop us a comment to let us know what your fav Tri-Point moments so far have been.¬†We’d love to compile them all into a collection!

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Team Tri-Point x

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