Scratch Films Ltd. is an independent company that was established in 1993. Our aim is to produce quality programming that will both inspire and entertain.
BLOOD OF THE TRAVELLERS
BLOOD OF THE TRAVELLERS wins ‘Best Documentary’, Irish Film and Television Awards 2012.
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John Sheahan – a Dubliner.
The documentary film John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a revealing and beautifully made portrait of a man who was an integral part of the national institution that is The Dubliners. As Barney McKenna once said, John is the ‘memory chip’, the part of the band who never forgets, ‘the mortar between the bricks’ that kept the band together……read more
THE GREAT BIG SURPRISE PARTY A BIG HIT WITH VIEWERS.
Scratch Films’ The Great Big Surprise Party with PJ Gallagher proved to be a big hit with viewers when broadcast on RTE ONE on New Years Eve 2012. 442,500 viewers tuned in for the show that was broadcast at the very competitive prime time slot of 9:30 pm. This figure was 31.5% of all viewers watching TV in Ireland at the time.
UNSETTLED:FROM TINKER TO TRAVELLER
|Above: Patrick Maughan, Kevin Donaghue and Josie O’Leary with photos taken of them in 1971.|
Forty years ago two Californian anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch lived for one year in a barrel top wagon with travellers on a halting site in Dublin. Four decades later they have returned to Ireland with a huge archive of photographs to find the people they once knew to learn what has happened in their lives in the intervening years…..read more
‘This was affectionate and affecting film.’
(John Boland, Weekend Review, Irish Independent 7th April 2012)
‘It was interesting, thought provoking, honest, unbiased, human and touching and a great piece of film making.’
(Ellen Barr, Derry Journal, 19th April 2012)