Events Direction

In addition to work as a theatre director, Neill’s skills extend to the world of events and ceremony. Bringing a high degree of insight and application, he is able to create exciting and innovative approaches to awards and ceremonies.

As Artistic Director of the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, Neill has shown he is equally comfortable with large scale events in front of millions of television viewers. His brief was to not only create a party to end the Paralympics, but to create a celebration for the people of Sydney that had been for some, a culmination of ten years of work and planning.

As Segment Director, Writer and Performer of the Lawnmower Man section of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Closing Ceremony, he brought a salient expression of the Australian approach to humour and dignitary.


Events & Ceremonies

Stadium Ceremony Events

The Lawnmower Man

Sydney 2000 Olympics

Closing Ceremony

Sydney 2000 Paralympics

More Ceremony Events

Abaf Awards


Austin Hospital

VIP Launch 2005

Siemens TopK Awards



Business Arts  Awards

2006 - 2008

Australian Dance Awards

2008 - 2011

Victorian Education

Excellence Awards

2010 - 2014