It’s our Birthday!🎉
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…
Farscape (TV Series)
Red Planet (Feature Film)
Moulin Rouge (Feature Film)
Star Wars Episode II (Feature Film)
The Matrix 2 & 3 (Feature Films)
King Kong (Feature Film)
Stealth (Feature Film)
Melbourne Commonwealth Games
Ghost Rider (Feature Film)
World Youth Day
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 “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” in 2009, which we’re still working on to this day!
Above: One of countless challenges we have completed for the contestants on “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” over the years.
Biennale of Sydney
Defqon 1 Australia
Australian Open of Surfing
Wolverine (Feature Film)
Eminem Rapture Tour
Future Music Festival
Alien: Covenant (Feature Film)
Australian Ninja Warrior (TV Series)
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Aquaman (Feature Film)
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (Feature Film)
Thor: Love and Thunder (Feature Film)
Furiosa (Feature Film)
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?
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