A consummate and diverse creative director, Mason’s varied experiences in theatre, film and television and live events include a stint as production designer at Endemol Shine with substantial credits in the independent theatre, film and live events industry. Mason’s interdisciplinary skills set includes a portfolio where he has produced and directed experiential events a myriad of sectors across Australia and the USA as an independent creative and aligned with Australia’s premier technical production houses Staging Connections, Norwest Group and strategic global events agency cievents. This career has seen him collaborate with Netflix, Telstra, Audi Australia, Vodka O, GE, Stereosonic, AKQA, Australian Fashion Week, Fairfax Media, Blacklist, Beyond The Valley & Lost Paradise Music Festivals, Sydney Dance Company, Designer Rugs, Opera Australia, Gaytimes and Woodford Folk Festival. When Mason isn’t juggling the above creative projects, his passion is in creating queer event experiences, having collaborated either as a creative producer, DJ, event manager, creative director, artist liaison and safety ambassador with party starters GiRLTHING, BOYTHiNG, Heaps Gay and POOF DOOF. Since 2009, Mason has worked alongside his business sister and co-founder Anna Whitelaw on Melbourne’s CLOSET PARTY and their brainchild of three years Gaytimes Festival in regional Victoria.