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Logan Brewer - The Man Behind the Razmatazz

Television (Excerpts) – 1991

This 1991 story from magazine show Sunday profiles Logan Brewer: production designer on Kiwi TV classics (C’Mon, Hunter’s Gold), and producer of Terry and the Gunrunners and live ‘spectaculars’ like the 1990 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. He talks through his career: learning about performing at England's National Theatre, and selling Aotearoa as “the last paradise” for Expo '92 in Seville — for which he is shown wrangling an extended shot of Kiri Te Kanawa and the NZ Symphony Orchestra, promoting fibreglass pohutukawa, and working with designer Grant Major.

We turned Mount Smart Stadium into a marae concept, where the athletes would be brought in and welcomed … we welcomed them properly and told them a story about ourselves. They thought that idea was so good they're going to do it from now on apparently.
– Logan Brewer, on his design for the opening ceremony of the 1990 Commonwealth Games