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Philippe Mora


Philippe Mora, born in Paris 1949, is an artist and film-maker who lives in West Hollywood with his wife and three children. In 1967, Philippe aged 18, moved to London. He became successful as an artist, exhibiting and providing graphic art for The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.

Philippe directed his first feature film, Trouble in Molopolis, in London with financial support from Australian artist, Arthur Boyd. His collaboration with American actor Dennis Hopper brought Mora to Hollywood’s attention. Mad Dog Morgan about the 19th-century Australian outlaw, ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan, featured Hopper as the audacious Daniel Morgan. It was the first Australian-made film to find a wide release in the USA. Amongst Mora’s more than 40 directing credits are; The Beast Within, CommunionHowling 2 – Your Sister is a Werewolf & Howling 3 – The Marsupials and Death of a Soldier.

Mora writes regularly for Art Monthly Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald and contributed an engaging interview for, Not Quite Hollywood, a documentary on the history of OZploitation films in Australia.

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