Russell Mulcahy

Director, Editor, Director of photography
Award-winning director of commercials and rock videos in the 1980s turned polished and proficient helmer of Hollywood genre movies. Mulcahy directed over 300 rock videos by 1983, including 15 starring Elton John and ... Read more »
Born: 06/23/1953 in Australia

Filmography

Director (31)

Teen Wolf 1997 - 2002, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Give 'Em Hell, Malone 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Bait 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Crash & Burn 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

While the Children Sleep 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

Swimming Upstream 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

James Patterson's First to Die 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

Perversions of Science 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Queer as Folk (US) 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Hunger 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

On the Beach 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Horror in the Night 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

People Who Live in Brass Hearses 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Real Mccoy 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Blue Ice 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Highlander II: the Quickening 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Ricochet 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Split Second 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Razorback 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Derek and Clive Get the Horn 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Prayers for Bobby (TV Show)

Director

Resurrection (TV Show)

Director

Silent Trigger (TV Show)

Director

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Show)

Director

The Lost Battalion (TV Show)

Director
Writer (4)

Bait 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bait 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (3)

Video Killed the Radio Star 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunger: An MTV Sneak Preview 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Bait 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Award-winning director of commercials and rock videos in the 1980s turned polished and proficient helmer of Hollywood genre movies. Mulcahy directed over 300 rock videos by 1983, including 15 starring Elton John and others featuring glitzy sets and costumes and fluid camerawork which highlighted Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac ("Gypsy") and Rod Stewart ("Young Turks"). He also made many TV commercials, including advertisements for HBO, Doritos, Miller Lite beer, Ford and British Petroleum. Mulcahy made his feature debut with the British-produced "Derek and Clive Get the Horn" (1980), starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and followed up with "Razorback" (1984), a galvanizing cult thriller about a killer pig set in the Australian outback.

Milestones

2007

Helmed "Resident Evil: Extinction," the third installment in the series, starring Milla Jovovich

2005

Directed the true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man from a troubled family who became a champion swimmer; starring Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis

2004

Directed the "The Dale Earnhardt Story" (ESPN) which chronicles the legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500

2000

Directed several episodes of the showtime series "Queer as Folk"

1994

Directed Alec Baldwin in "The Shadow" based on the 1930's comic strip

1992

First collaboration with producer Martin Bregman, "Blue Ice"

1991

Made American TV directorial debut with "Split Second", an installment of the HBO horror anthology series, "Tales From the Crypt"

1991

American feature directorial debut, "Highlander II: The Quickening"

1980

Directed first film, the United Kingdom production, "Derek and Clive Get the Horn"; also edited

1978

Work was noticed by music video impresario John Roseman

1967

Taught himself to use a camera at age 14; began photographing and creating short films; first effort, "Vampire Island", shot with two friends until one of them fell off a cliff and broke his ankle; production unfinished (date approximate)

Made various TV commercials for Miller Lite, British Petroleum, Ford, Smirnoff Vodka, Opel Cars, Heinecken, Doritos and HBO

Directed over 300 rock video by 1983, including "Young Turks" with Rod Stewart, "Gypsy" with Fleetwood Mac, and 15 for Elton John

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