|Phil Mulloy won the Grand Prix.|
Phil Mulloy Skips Crusades
Phil Mulloy, renowned for his grotesque, ruthless visions, was easy-going and happy after the winners were announced to the press. Mulloy's motivation for making films is the opportunity to voice his thoughts, but the maker of dark and satirical animations refuses to assume the role of a moral educator.
- I voice my opinions, which may clash with the thoughts that prevail in the media. It's a good thing if my films touch someone or make them think. Still, I'm not out to deliver any spesific message.
Established forms of expression can be exploited to create surprises.
-The audience is familiar with genres and cliches, and I take advantage of that fact. The viewers soon discover their position in the usual scheme of things, and become conscious of their role.
Mulloy, who often works alone, was satisfied with his success at the festival. He was also a member of the Micromovies competition's jury.
Phil Mulloy was born in Wallasey, Mersseyside. He studied painting at Ravensbourne college of Art and then film at the Royal College of Art. For the next 10 years he worked as a freelance writer/Director of live action films. He began making animation in 1988.
Phil Mulloy's film the Invasion won the Grand Prix of the Tampere 32nd Shot Film Festival.
The Invasion (United Kingdom 2001): Animated, 15'. Director, producer, script, sound, animation Phil Mulloy, music Peter Brevis, cast Joel Cutrara.
TEXT: Anu Ginström
TRANSLATION: Antti Pasanen
PHOTOS: Anu Mastokangas