comic from Oz (1969)
Philippe Mora is a French-born Australian film director. He has been directing films since the mid 1960s. He moved to London in late 1967 to pursue painting and filmmaking. There, he contributed comics and cartoons to the London edition of the Australian hippie magazine Oz, which he signed with Von Mora. He also worked with Martin Sharp on the all-graphic Magic Theatre edition. Mora also contributed to the book 'The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics'.
In London, he furthermore worked on award-winning films like 'Swastika' (1973) and 'Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?' (1975), before returning to Australia. He launched the film magazine Cinema Papers with Peter Beilby and directed the film 'Mad Dog Morgan', which earned him international fame. Mora eventually settled in Los Angeles, and has since worked as a director on films like 'The Beast Within', 'A Breed Apart', 'Communion', and 'The Howling' II and III.