Martin McGrath’s career took off when he shot Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Proof and the hugely successful Muriel’s Wedding two years later. He was nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography AFI for his work on both Children of the Revolution and Blackrock and won an AFI for Passion starring Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh. His other film credits include The Sound of One Hand Clapping, A Little Bit of Soul, Swimming Upstream (which earned him the ACS Award), Footy Legends with Claudia Karvan, and Irresistible, starring Susan Sarandon and Emily Blunt. Martin shot second unit on a number of US productions filmed in Australia, including Peter Pan, Son of the Mask, and Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. His most recent feature films are Around the Block directed by Sarah Spillane and starring Christina Ricci, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013; UNindian, an Australian/Indian co-production directed by Anupam Sharma; and Dance Academy: The Movie, which recently won Martin the ACS Gold Award for Best Feature - Cinema.
Martin’s television credits include the locally produced Packed to the Rafters for the Seven Network; Dance Academy for ABC3; My Place for the ABC; TV1 real crime drama series Killing Time; ABC courtroom drama Rake; and telemovies Jack Irish and The Broken Shore with Essential Media. His other credits include kung-fu comedy series Maximum Choppage, Australian/UK co-production Banished, ABC3 children’s series Ready For This, Blue Murder, Blackjack, Valentine’s Day, and the Golden Globe-nominated On the Beach. Martin also shot the docudramas The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce and The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley for the ABC. Martin won two ACS Awards and the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Television for The Broken Shore for Essential Media and the ABC. In the past year, Martin has shot the television series Jack Irish, children’s series Ta Da! and US television series Difficult People for Hulu. He most recently wrapped on telemovie Riot for Werner Film Productions, and a documentary in South Africa. He is currently in production on the fifth series of Rake, and is attached to shoot Rachel Griffith’s feature directing debut, Ride Like a Girl.