About the Author Troy Armstrong

A graduate from NIDA and recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship, Troy’s career first began as an Art Director for SBS Television (Sydney). He designed the Daytime Emmy® nominated series of Hi-5™ USA, which screened daily in North America. Troy worked creatively on the closing ceremony team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was the resident festival designer for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras before working behind the scenes on major touring productions of The Lion King and Priscilla,Queen of the Desert, the Musical. His producing career began as a natural progression from theatre and television design, as the creator of the new pre-school brand The Dandy Lionz™. He currently works in his home city of Brisbane in the Festivals and Special Events team at Brisbane Powerhouse and is responsible for Powerkids – Brisbane’s Annual Children’s Festival and Brisbane Queer Film Festival. He tweets under @troyproducer