Director of Photography
Mike started his film career at Cinesound newsreel, first as an assistant then shooting news and documentary.
Looking to broaden his horizons he moved to London. After a stint at the BBC he met Nic Roeg who he worked with as camera operator on Performance and Walkabout also as operator he worked with Stanley Kubrick on A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon.
Mike returned to Australia in 1972 to shoot his first feature as Director of Photography, Mad Dog (dir. Phillipe Mora) and starring Denis Hopper and David Gulpilil.
Returning to the UK he continued shooting feature films that included The Shout (dir. Jerzy Skolimowsky) starring Alan Bates, John Hurt and Susannah York, The Hit (dir. Stephen Frears) starring John Hurt, Terence Stamp and Tim Roth, Scandal (dir. Michael Caton Jones) starring John Hurt, Joanne Whaley and Bridget Fonda.
In 1998 producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) shot his first film as director All The Little Animals with Mike as his Director of Photography.
In 2000 Mike shot Shiner for director John Irvin, a modern day version of “King Lear” it starred Michael Caine and was released in Australia in 2001.
For Television, again with director John Irvin he shot Noah’s Ark a Hallmark production for NBC, with John Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F Murray Abraham and Charles Coburn.
In addition to Mike’s feature work he has shot over a thousand TV commercials all over the world.
For enquiries regarding Mike Molloy please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199