Melbourne Central City Studios (MCCS) 2000 – 2008

Tim Barnett previously was founder and Executive Director of Melbourne Central City Studios Pty Ltd. Melbourne Central City Studios managed design, construction and operation of sound stges and workshops at the Docklands precinct in Melbourne, Victoria. Being a privately owned company with support from the State Government of Victoria, MCCS was pivotal to the 

Victorian film industry offering key international standard studio facilities for both local and international productions.


Established on six hectares in the Melbourne CBD, the complex boasted the highest standard sound stages, creative 

workshops, production offices and technological facilities available in Australia. MCCS attracted major local and international 

productions with credits including


“The Extra” – Australian feature film; “Hating Alison Ashley” – Australian feature film; 

“Storm Warning” – Australian feature film, 

“William” – Australian feature film, 

“Ghost Rider” - Columbia/Sony Pictures production, starring Nicolas Cage & Eva Mendes, 

“The Pacific” - a Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman production, produced by HBO/Playtone, A World War 2 mini series, companion to Band of Brothers,

“Knowing” – Summit Entertainment production, starring Nicolas Cage, 

“Where The Wild Things Are” - Warner Bros. production, 

“Nightmares & Dreamscapes” - TNT production from the stories of Stephen King,

“Taken Out” – Australian TV series,

“Satisfaction” season 2 – Australian drama series, 

“Hole In The Wall” – Australian drama series, 

“The Rich List” – Australian TV series, 

“1 vs 100” – Australian TV games show, 

“Deal or No Deal” – Australian TV games show, 

“Last Man Standing” – Australian drama series.




Vineyard Sessions – Executive Producer/Director

Music Series aired on Social Media


Look Up, Look Down & Live – Writer/Producer/Director

Safety DVD for Energy Safe Victoria (Dramatised/Doco Style) for the Electrical Industry.


Careers Corner (Series) Backspin Pty Ltd – Executive Producer/Writer/Producers

An educational television series for Community Channel & Secondary Schools.


Skilled Migration (Lifestyle) – Writer/Director

Series of fifteen migrant stories for Victorian Government.


Silent Tears (Doco/Drama) – Producer/Writer

A documentary/drama about the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage and still birth. Includes with many celebrities that have had such an experience and comments from many professors in hospital around Australia.  Aired on CNN in the USA.


Greg Normans Classic Fishing Adventures (Series) – Producer (Post-Production)

Adventure/documentary series with great fishing filmed in the Pacific including Asia Cairns, Northern Territory and Tasmania.  Aired on Channel 10 Australia and in the USA.


Renobrothers – Executive Producer/Director

A television format life style program for DVD release in house renovation.


Play It Safe By The Water – Writer/Producer/Director

A video produced for Victorian Government to support a series of modules that went to all secondary schools in Victoria.


Making of World Reconciliation Day (Special) Isis Communications Ltd – Producer

A documentary on the event where Nelson Mandala came to Australia to meet students in relation to Reconciliation Day.


Judith Durham The Seekers (Special) – Producer

A Channel 7 television special (recorded live concert) that aired in prime time (07:30pm) and rated in the high thirties nationally. Also released on video by Village Roadshow achieving triple platinum in sales.


World Of Sport (Series) – Co-Producer

A sports show (original format HSV 7) recreated for satellite television.


One Day Soon - Writer

A dramatised short film about two disabled people coming to terms with there changes in their lives.  An award for scripting in dealing with such a sensitive issue.



List of Clients including Advertising Agencies for Production of Corporate and Television Commercials (including Cinema);


Energy Safe Victoria

Mylund Advertising

Victorian Government

St Kilda News

Powercode Therapy

Turbo Marketing

Swinburne Leadership Institute

Western Australian Government

Salmon Run

Central City Studios


Salmon Run (USA Campaign)

Reno Brothers

Tony White Advertising

Fay & Fay


TEN Network


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