Bendigo company works with Bieber

A BENDIGO audio-visual business was chosen to work alongside pop-sensation Justin Bieber on Wednesday night. 

Power AV manager Grant Villiers said he was asked to provide technical support for the filming of a special event Bieber put on.

The show was for a devoted fan who was hospitalised after a car accident in Heathcote last month.

The accident left Kate O'Neill with broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to internal organs.

Mr Villiers said the intimate concert was very "hush-hush".

"A director for the event, Peter Morris from Rapid TV, called me a week prior and said we had a very special event that needed to be pulled together within seven days – at this stage I had no idea who the artist or location was," he said. 

Mr Villiers said there was a lot of pressure to get it right. 

"When the details filtered through on the artist and the event requirements it was still not news that could be shared," he said. 

"Video systems were prepped, tested and triple checked. 

"There are no second chances with an event like this.

"Everything had to work perfectly on the day – which it did.

"It’s a fantastic opportunity for a local business to be involved with such a high profile international act.

"Who knows what might come as a result of being part of a 30-strong crew, made up of at least eight other contractors."

"This event will be such a life changing experience for Kate."

Kate O'Neill planned to see Bieber in concert when he toured the country, however due to the accident she was unable to attend. 

Her story attracted world-wide attention with a Twitter hashtag trending across the globe.

Friends and strangers from Australia and beyond came together tweeting #JustinVisitKate in a successful bid to get Bieber’s attention.

The video of the event will be released soon.

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