After working with established lighting production houses, Francesco set up his own company, Calvi Lighting Designs, in 1998.
That year, he was nominated for Best Lighting Designer and two years later won the award.
Francesco’s extensive list of credits includes lighting designer and director for the live TV shows ‘Big Brother’, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘Australian Idol’, the ARIA Awards
and the Brownlow Medal.
Major events have included the official openings of Stadium Australia, the Sydney Super Dome and Fox Studios; the launches of the Toyota Camry and Lexus; and various industry awards ceremonies.
Among his concert credits are Cold Chisel’s ‘Light the Nitro Tour’, ‘Starstruck’, Jose Carera and Marina Prior performances, The Great China Circus and INXS.
Fashion shows include the Australian Fashion Awards, Brisbane Fashion Week, David Jones and Myer fashion launches, Mode Fashion on Ice and Sydney Fashion Week. Francesco has also designed the lighting for productions of the stage shows ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Cinderella’ at the State Theatre, Sydney.