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On the night of a double murder, a mysterious patron of a roadside diner has a date with the Devil.
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From the Director
A strange tumble down a dark rabbit hole, ‘Scratch’ plays out in real-time and entirely from the point of view of a predator. We see the world from an extreme and fantastical interpretation of his “male gaze”; one that is self-aggrandizing, disconnected, and objectifies everyone it witnesses. The character’s dissonant belief, that he is at once both superior to others and also victimized by them, is ultimately given voice in the form of a dark angel called Scratch. Employing the mythological figure of the devil to explore the distance between our perceptions of the world and its reality, the film demonstrates how our morality is shaped by the ways in which we reconcile that gap. Ultimately, ‘Scratch’ seeks to implicate us in these quandaries by placing us directly into the blackest of outcomes.
Mark Delebarre
Harvey
Carey Van Driest
Elise
R.J. Foster
Charlie
JR Carter
Ronnie
Peter Daniel Straus
Marc
Tiffany Peach
Allisin
Rob Eigenbrod
The Patron
Ronan Jorah
Scratch
Ronan Jorah
Writer / Director / Post

Ronan Jorah is the son of a methodist minister and a school teacher from Michigan. He tries to tell the truth by lying as a director, writer, and actor. He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, taught himself how to make movies, spent years producing and post-producing projects of all sizes for other filmmakers and brands, and currently lives and works in New York City.

Carey Van Driest
Producer

Carey Van Driest has lived and worked in New York City for nineteen years as a professional actor and done extensive work in Theatre, TV, Film and Voiceover, which includes work on national campaigns for L’Oreal, Geico and Quaker. She was a producer with New York Shakespeare Exchange from 2012-2017 and worked on multiple projects, including their internationally acclaimed endeavor, The Sonnet Project. In four years, she was a part of the creation of 130 short films all based on one of Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets.  The project as a whole has been awarded several commendations and individual films have been submitted and accepted to various festivals around the country and the world.

Shannon Madden
Cinematographer

Shannon Madden has a passion for films and filmmaking and working with creative people to produce motion pictures. She is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator based in Buffalo, New York with numerous commercial credits to her name. She studied television production at Canisius College and has completed camera workshops at the Maine Media College. Among her film credits are Slime City Massacre, Queen City, The American Side, and Sugar Wonder Blues.

Katie Renn
Line Producer

Katie Renn is an actor, producer, and professor in New York City. Originally from Atlantic City, Katie has produced for film, theatre, television and special events throughout the Tri-state area. Favorite producing projects include Theatre Night Awards at Montclair State University, Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next, and spontaneous dance parties hosted by her 2 year-old niece, Nuala. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Michael Dunaway
Executive Producer

Michael Dunaway is the director and a writer, producer, and actor in 6 Love Stories, starring Peter Bogdanovich, Carrie Preston, Stephen Tobolowsky, Alicia Witt, and others. He was the producer and director of 21 Years: Richard Linklater, a Gravitas Ventures release which stars Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Zac Efron, and many others, and was a New York Times Critics Pick which debuted at #8 on iTunes. He was also the producer and director of The Man Who Ate New Orleans, with Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock, Emmy winner Natalia Livingston, and James Beard winners John Currence and John Besh.

Perter Halpin
Executive Producer

Irish actor Peter Halpin launched his professional film career starring as MalachyMcCourt in Alan Parker’s critically acclaimed Angela’s Ashes. Among his other filmand television credits he is proud to list; Fergus Doran in RTE’s medical drama TheClinic. A stirring portrayal of Joseph Hanratty in Neil Jordan’s controversialmasterpiece Breakfast on Pluto and Phil Connors in RTE/BBC’s equine dramaseries Rough Diamond directed by Simon Massey. Halpin garnered further credit forhis role as Eugene in the multi-award-winning film Garage with Academy Award winning director; Lenny Abrahamson.

Tristan Raines
Costume Designer

Tristan Raines is a freelance Costume Designer, originally from Missouri, he has lived and worked in NYC for the past 10 years. Tristan designs a wide range of professional theater, dance, and industrial events both in NYC, regionally, and worldwide. Select work has been seen at Carnegie Hall, New World Stages, CTG-LA, La Jolla Playhouse, The Muny, Barrow Street Theater, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.  He studied costume design at Boston University as well as Imperial College, London. Tristan also teaches costume design at Pace University.

Ingrid Okola
Makeup Designer

Ingrid Okola is a NY/NJ based makeup artist for over 12 years. Who is actively working on various tv shows like “Ray Donovan “ “Orange is the New Black” and on a  new show “Dickison”. Her work has been seen not only on television, as well as, major to independent films to editorial/print  to commercial to regional theaters to live events and haunts. Her range is wide from beauty to special effects makeup, including winning a daytime Emmy award for achievement in a dramatic series for makeup. She enjoys working as part of team in the creative process to propel the narrative that brings the story being told to life. Ingrid loves to always learn and continues to strive to perfect her craft.

First AD
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Tom Chandler
second AD
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Eman Akram Nader
animal Trainer
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William Berloni
camera
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Rob EIgenbrod
Asst. Camera
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Jason Whitaker + Theik Smith
sound mix
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JD McMillan
Production Sound
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Jake Mautner
Gaffer
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Mitch Perrin
Best Boy
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Julian Tran
Grips
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Matt Roveto + Tom Coradini
Set Dresser
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SEan Richards
Makeup Asst.
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Susie Bua
Wardrobe Asst.
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Arin Goldsmith
Special Thanks to
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The Bendix Diner