Martin McGrath

Very Short Film Festival judge, Martin McGrath

Martin McGrath’s career began when he shot Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Proof, followed by the hugely successful Muriel’s Wedding two years later. He has more than 30 films to his name, and has been nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography AFI for his work on both Children of the Revolution and Blackrock. For the film Passion, starring Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh, Martin won the AFI. His work behind the camera on the feature Ride Like a Girl also helped earn the film the AACTA Award for Best Film, as well as the AWG Award for Best Feature Film in 2019. Martin was the Director of Photography on all three seasons of the NBC comedy series Young Rock, which was nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Hollywood Critic’s Awards. Regularly collaborating with ABC, he led the camera department on the series’ Troppo, Wakefield, Les Norton and Operation Buffalo, the last of which earned him an AACTA Award nomination for Best Cinematography and Best Mini Series. Martin’s most recent works includes the Amazon feature film Five Blind Dates and the ABC series Bay of Fires. He has a number of projects in development. Find out more about Martin here.