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Scene Change Tasmania: Mo Heroes Raise Over $2200

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The great cliche of presentation blogs is that people fear making a speech more than death itself.

Speeches, though, only win the silver medal in the Phobia Olympics.

Most men would rather do a thousand speeches than have a single conversation with their mates about prostate examinations, let alone actually have one done.

Which brings us, with that very tenuous link, to the magnificent effort of the Scene Change Hobart team in supporting vital men’s health issues during Movember.

Over the course of the month they raised over $2200 to support prostate cancer and depression research. Nice work, guys.

Here’s Ben Coombe at the show controls. Nothing makes you look more like a helicopter pilot than a mo and a talkback headset.


And here’s project ringleader Gareth Percey with an effort that looks like an upside-down game of Tetris in progress. A game of Tetris where all the shapes are orange.


Did you forget to sponsor them? It’s not too late, the donation lines are still open. Support our lads in their swashbuckling efforts!

The Mo State Backs Up For Movember

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


David Boon: Mo Hero

There’s no doubt which state leads Australia in moustache production. That would be Tasmania.

While other states dropped the mo for a couple of decades, or only resurrected them for ironic purposes, great Tasmanians like David Boon and David Foster scaled the heights of achievement while sporting classic handlebar facial growth.


David Foster: Mo Hero

Inspired by these mighty Tasmanian heroes, the team from Scene Change Tasmania are stepping up for their second run at Movember. Last year’s efforts raised an impressive sum of money toward important yet often ignored men’s health issues such as depression and prostate cancer.

Movember was started in Australia in 2003, and has since spread across the world, a testament to the global appeal of the mo.

Now it’s your chance to support the intrepid team of Gareth Percey, Rod Street, Ben Coombe, Damien Free, Dean Vervaart, Ben Wallace, Paul Davies, Josh Warwick and Matt Walker.

Sign up as a donor here and watch their mo’s unfold during the course of the month.

A big thank you to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, who have given us permission to look like pool cleaners around the hotel for the month.

And for some valuable information on whether facial hair on presenters affects audience trust , look here.

PS. Our clients can be assured it won’t go quite this far (pic via @cyantaeed):


Scene Change Tasmania Wins Award

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Scene Change Tasmania has won the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) state award for best Technical / Creative Production company.

We’re very pleased with this, because as a relatively new company it was the first year we were eligible to enter the awards.

The prize was awarded at a gala dinner at Peppermint Bay. Guests travelled to and from the event by sea, appropriate given Scene Change’s piratey origins.

Here’s our very own Gareth Percey and Rod Street looking mighty pleased with their award. This makes them finalists in the national awards in April.

“Thanks to the local conference industry for getting behind us since it all started,” said Rod. “The guys are really honoured to be recognised like this.”


Thanks to Phil Holmes of Convention Wise for the shot.