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Derrin Brown

Derrin Brown

Derrin Brown is a critical thinker and creative alchemist of Immersive Environments.

His COVID hiatus creation is The Mandala Social, where he is General Manager and has been working with State Economic Development Authorities on immersive experiential projects. He has spent 23+ years producing international experiences on behalf of commercial entities and through all levels of government, up to and including the United Nations. His work has covered all scales and levels of art, sport, boutique, and major events, always with a musical backing, both inside and out of the proscenium or stadium. He is equally as adept at crafting from scratch in greenfield sites and now has a comprehensive knowledge of shoreline car parks around the Ring of Fire. His focus is always on production quality that is designed to engage all of the senses.

Career highlights include leading teams at Cirque du Soleil, the Sydney Opera House, Princess Cruises and various international governments. His most recent work was at the NOOR Riyadh Festival in KSA which achieve seven Guinness world records.

He has collaborated with Democratic National Committees in the USA on DNC’s and Presidential Election campaigns. Loves working classically, with The Royal Ballet, BRB, Opera Australia and the New York Philharmonic amongst others. FIFA, The Blue Man Group, Merivale, Belvoir, and the Riverside theatres have also benefited from his creativity and leadership. His special event portfolio includes Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, White Night Melbourne, Australia Day on Sydney Harbour, a World Expo and the work he is most proud of, Directing the Independence Day Handover Ceremony for the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Independence for the United Nations.

As a leader, optimist and problem solver, Derrin is committed to shaking up the status quo via critical thinking, creativity and innovation, while fully embracing the Purple Flag economy, generally with a quality espresso in hand.