Martin McGrath, ACSCinematographer

Martin is one of Australia’s most experienced Directors of Photography with over 30 movies to his credit.

His first feature, Proof (Dir: Jocelyn Moorhouse) won the AFI award for best film, repeating that success again three years later with the release of the iconic Muriel’s Wedding (Dir: PJ Hogan), one of Australia’s most loved movies. The ground-breaking miniseries Blue Murder was released the following year.

Many AFI/AACTA and ACS awards and nominations have followed in their wake: Children of the Revolution, On the Beach, The Sound of One hand Clapping, Blackrock, The Broken Shore, Swimming Upstream, Operation Buffalo.

His most recent film, Five Blind Dates, set to be the first Australian Amazon original film, is slated for release in late 2024. Martin shot Rachel Griffiths’ feature debut Ride Like a Girl which was Australia’s highest grossing locally produced film of 2019. Ride Like a Girl was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Film, as well as an Australian Writers’ Guild award for Best Feature Film in 2019.

Martin’s most recent television credits include being the Director of Photography on all three seasons of NBC / Fierce Baby Productions’ comedy series Young Rock, which was nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Hollywood Critic’s Awards in 2021. Martin shot the 2022 ABC series Troppo for EQ and Beyond Entertainment, based on the bestselling Candice Fox novel Crimson Lake.  Martin also worked on Jungle Entertainment’s Wakefield (Dir: Jocelyn Moorhouse and Kim Mordaunt) and Porchlight Film’s Operation Buffalo (Dir: Peter Duncan), both commissioned by the ABC, along with Banished for BBC2 and Difficult People for Hulu.

His documentary credits include the recent Revelation (Dir: Niall Fulton- ABC) and Blind Ambition (Dir: Robert Coe and Warwick Ross).

For further reading and links to his materials, please see his website

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