Scratch films is and independent company run by
Liam McGrath that produces quality programming and multimedia content for a range of clients that include:
- Channel 4
- Zanamo Mobile Content
- Universal pictures
Liam McGrath is a graduate of Colaiste Dhulaigh in Dublin and the National Film School in Dun Laoghaire where he started his directing career, making music videos.
His graduation film in 1993 was ‘Boys for Rent’, an award winning documentary dealing with the experiences of male prostitutes in Dublin.
In 1995 McGrath established Scratch Films Ltd. and directed a follow on film, ‘Male Rape’ – men overcoming rape and sexual abuse’ for RTE’s first True Lives series and The Irish Film Board.
Since then McGrath has directed many documentaries and T.V. series’ for RTE, CH4, BBC, TV3 and ARTE.
As a cameraman McGrath has operated on ‘U2 HOME’-Live at Slane Castle, 4 U2-Bonus DVD singles from ‘How to Dismantle an Automic Bomb’, ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Elevation’ Live from the roof of the Clarence Hotel, ‘Neil Young Live at Vicar Street’ and ‘Suede-Live and Direct’ for MTV.
McGrath was the additional cameraman and main assistant on John T. Davis’ self-shot feature documentaries ‘The Uncle Jack’ and‘Traveller’.