Didier MULLERAS - Multiple winner of our film festival in various categories
As a musician and filmmaker please introduce yourself.
My name is Didier Mulleras, I am a French choreographer and dancer. I am also a professional musician, visual artist and filmmaker. I like to cross these different artistic writings, in each of my projects. I led our dance company for many years with Magali Viguier. I live in Béziers, in south of France, where we have our own studios, L'Espace 13, where I teach my workshops and shoot my films.
How did you start making films and what was the first film project you worked on?
My artistic life began with music, very young, then dance. In the 90s, I started to create choreographic films. I was one of the first choreographers to bring dance to the Internet in 1998 with the “mini@tures” project (ultra-short dance video clips), long before social networks and video platforms. Since then, I have a regular production of films, most often short films, in which dance remains a preponderant element.
What impact do you expect to have with your projects?
I would simply want my films and my works to be seen, screened, as much as possible and everywhere in the world, to be accessible. I don't necessarily have a commercial approach. Most of the time, all my films are accessible for free on Youtube and my website. I have a creative approach above all, and I work in a great freedom of writing and production.
Please name three of your most favorite directors. How have they been influential in your work?
David Lynch, for his skilful deconstruction of stories and his imagination. Alfred Hitchcock, for his relationship to music. Stanley Kubrick, for his work on the framing. But my influences are not limited to cinema, I also draw them from music, travel, fashion, technology, encounters, world cultures.
What genre of film making are you looking to work on and why?
I work mainly in several categories: experimental, choreographic film, video art, visual poetry. These genres allow me great freedom in writing and directing. I often leave the apparent narrative process to bring the viewer into visual and sound universes, always stimulating their personal interpretation of my works.
What are your overall career goals and what’s next?
I never really had career goals. I simply try to implement and carry out each project that stimulates me, over the years. The simple fact of being able to continue to imagine, to create my artistic objects, in almost absolute freedom, is truly gratifying. It is also a real engine, to move forward in the sustainability of my process of creation and distribution of my works.
Do you have any advice for new comers?
My only advice: have fun, keep your child's soul, share with others, don't be afraid of the unknown, don't let difficulties stop you but use them to create differently.