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director , painter , Producer , screenwriter

Philippe Mora, French screenwriter, producer, director, painter. Member Directors Guild American, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Australian Film Directors Association.


Mora, Philippe was born on August 8, 1949 in Paris. Son of Georges and Mirka Madeleine (Zelik) Mora.


Student, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1967.


Screenwriter, director, producer, since 1969. Founder Cinema Papers magazine, Melbourne, 1967.


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  • Other Work

    • Director, writer, producer (films) Trouble in Molopolis, 1969, The Howling III: The Marsupials, 1987, Snide and Prejudice, 1997, According to Occam's Razor, 1999, Project 65, 2002, Gertrude Stein, 2006, Dali, 2007. Co-writer (film) Double Headed Eagle, 1971. Director, writer (films) Swastika, 1972 (Blue Ribbon award 1974), Brother Can You Spare a Dime, 1975, Mad Dog, 1976 (John Ford Memorial award 1976), According to Occam's Razor, 2000, Gertrude Stein, 2006.

      Director (films) The Beast Within, 1980, The Return of Captain Invincible, 1981, A Breed Apart, 1983, The Howling II, 1984, Death of a Soldier, 1985, Back in Business, 1996. Director producer Communion, 1990, Art Deco Detective, 1994, Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills, 1994, Precious Find, 1995, Burning Down the House, 1996, Thick and Thin, 1997, Joseph's Gift, 1999, The Times They Ain't A Changin', 2005, The Vatican Tapes, 2005. Director, producer (film) Hamlet, 2001.

      Exhibited in one-man and group shows at Argys Gallery, Melbourne, 1967, Clytie Jessop Gallery, London, 1968-1971, Sigi Kraus Gallery, London, 1970-1971, Camden Arts Centre, London, 1970, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, 1971, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne, 1971, Watters Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 1972, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne, 1987, Caz Gallery, Los Angeles, 1990, Larrikins in London, 2003, College Fine Arts, Sydney, 2003. Represented in permanent collection National Gallery Collection, Canberra, Australia, 1982, Museum Modern Art Australia. English Literature exhibition Victorian Education Authority, Victoria, Australia, 1966.

      Contributor articles to magazines. Contributor columns to newspapers.


Member Directors Guild American, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Australian Film Directors Association.


Married Pamela Mai Krause, August 1, 1980. Children: Madeleine Mai, Georges Ritchie Maximillian, Dominic Marceau.

Georges Mora

Mirka Madeleine (Zelik) Mora

Pamela Mai Krause

Dominic Marceau Mora

Madeleine Mai Mora

Georges Ritchie Maximillian Mora