During its 10th Anniversary year, Docklands Studios has enjoyed its busiest twelve months since the State Government took ownership of the precinct in 2008. A full booking sheet and a diverse mix of clients have reinforced the Studio’s position as a flexible, world-class facility, located in the heart of a very film-friendly city.

Underpinning 2014’s success is the wide variety of projects that have come through the Studio’s five sound stages: international and local feature films, TV miniseries, live-audience programming, TV commercials, band rehearsals and fashion shows.

Australian feature films shot at Docklands Studios this year include Sucker, Oddball and The Dressmaker. It was also the first time the Studios has hosted two large international projects in one year: the fantasy feature film, The Moon and The Sun and Childhood”s End – a new science fiction miniseries based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

These bookings were complemented by a busy television slate, with Channel 7 producing Season Four of its drama, Winners & Losers, and GTV9 utilising Stage 5 for live audience shows; The Footy Show and Millionaire Hot Seat. Shine Australia also used Stages 2 and 5 in tandem for MasterChef.


MasterChef on set at Docklands Studios.

The Studio continues to attract clients beyond traditional film and television programming. Mimco’s show for the Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival, Opera Australia rehearsals, Tina Arena’s concert rehearsals and Kylie Minogue’s music video among others.

“We’re thrilled to have accommodated so many wonderful projects this year and the booking sheet is looking as diverse and interesting for 2015,” said Rod Allan, CEO Docklands Studios.


Shane Jacobson, Coco Jack Gillies enjoy fairy penguins antics on the set of Oddball at Docklands Studios. Photo credit: Greg Noakes