Russell Mulcahy is an Austrailian film director and screenwriter and the in-house director of MTV's Teen Wolf.
Early Life and Career
Born in Melbourne, Austrailia; Mulcahy began as a film editor in his country's Seven Network. After relocating to the UK, he began work in directing music videos.
He came into prominence by directing music videos such as XTC's "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979), The Vapors' hit "Turning Japanese" (1980) and his landmark video for The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979) which became the first music video played on MTV in 1981.
By the mid-eighties, he worked with a number of people in the music industry such as Elton John, Duran Duran, Kim Carnes, Culture Club, Billy Joel, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Bonnie Tyler for "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
He has also directed films and television. His film credits include Highlander, Highlander II: The Quickening, The Real McCoy, Prayers for Bobby, and the 2000 adaptation of On the Beach.
He directed episodes for Tales from the Crypt, The Hunger, Jeremiah, and Queer as Folk.
Mulcahy is the primary director of Teen Wolf with 30 episodes so far in his repertoire.
Davis chose him to direct the pilot presentation where he also made a cameo as a neighbor watering his yard. Since then has been executive producer as well as director.
He collaborated with fellow director Tim Andrew for the Season 3A finale, Lunar Ellipse.