1994-2014

Celebrating 20 years in production!

-If you have an idea, we’ll help you Scratch it!!

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.

John Sheahan – a Dubliner.

John Sheahan: A Dubliner

The Scratch films documentary ‘John Sheahan: A Dubliner’ has won 2 IFTA’s at the 2014 Irish Film and Television Award Ceremony held in Dublin. The film won ‘Best Cinematography’ and ‘Best Sound’. We are delighted with this recognition for the film’s lighting cameraman Ronan Fox and the sound team of Joe Dolan and Locky Butler, each of which have worked hard behind the scenes of many award winning productions in the past without being honoured directly in this way. Congratulations!!’…….read more

BLOOD OF THE TRAVELLERS

BLOOD OF THE TRAVELLERS wins ‘Best Documentary’, Irish Film and Television Awards 2012.

The Irish Film & Television Academy is a non-for-profit all-Ireland organisation that promotes, encourages and rewards creative excellence in film and television’. www.ifta.ie

THE GREAT BIG SURPRISE PARTY A BIG HIT WITH VIEWERS.

PJ GALLAGHER AND GERRY MAHER

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.

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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)

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Dolores Keane: A Storm in the Heart

Dolores Keane: A Storm in the Heart: Irish singer Dolores Keane’s distinctive deep, soulful voice is loved the world over. But Dolores’ life was overshadowed for many years as she battled with alcoholism, depression and more recently, breast cancer. Now she has re-emerged from the shadows to share her story….

John Sheahan – a Dubliner

John Sheahan: A Dubliner

The Scratch films documentary ‘John Sheahan: A Dubliner’ has won 2 IFTA’s at the 2014 Irish Film and Television Award Ceremony held in Dublin. The film won ‘Best Cinematography’ and ‘Best Sound’. We are delighted with this recognition for the film’s lighting cameraman Ronan Fox and the sound team of Joe Dolan and Locky Butler, each of which have worked hard behind the scenes of many award winning productions in the past without being honoured directly in this way. Congratulations!!

THE GREAT BIG SURPRISE PARTY

Everybody knows the jeopardy of organising a surprise party. You want to organise an event for someone close to you because you know that they really deserve it. However, how will you manage to pull off the organisation and get them to the chosen location on time without them suspecting anything!

Finbar Furey: Free Spirit

For many Irish people Finbar Furey is an institution…. RTE ONE Monday May 14th  2012 9:35pm

UNSETTLED:FROM TINKER TO TRAVELLER



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….