Special Interview: Director Phillipe Mora

Apr 23, 2014

howling-2-your-sister-is-a-werewolf-movie-poster-1986-1020204001Recently I got a chance to sit down with the fascinating, writer, director and artist Phillipe Mora.  They discuss his captivating origin story, ranging from his documentaries about Nazi Germany to genre films like The Howling 2 and 3.  Philippe is currently directing, A Wifes Story at Sci Fest, the month long Science Fiction Festival in Los Angeles. Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe is the eldest of the three Mora sons. Despite his childhood fascination with the cinema, he started his career as a painter in Melbourne and then in London where he worked for Oz Magazine. However, it wasn’t long before he returned to filmmaking. His first feature, made at the age of 21, was funded by his then room-mate, Eric Clapton, and Australian artist Arthur Boyd. Philippe’s documentaries, made in the 1970s, including the powerful Swastika about the nazification of Germany in the Thirties, were widely-acclaimed. Since then he has explored more mainstream genres including The Howling 2 and The Howling 3. Philippe has lived in Los Angeles since the late 1970s with his wife Pamela and their three children.