Mark Molloy grew up on a farm in the Australian outback. Tired of being one of three Molloy’s on his football team, Mark took the plunge after graduation and moved to Melbourne, where he earned a degree in graphic design. After graduation, he worked as a senior designer at the internationally lauded Why Not Associates in London from 1996 to 2001. Molloy’s directing career began there, creating spots for Nike, Virgin Records, and the BBC.
In 2001, Molloy returned to Australia where he began crafting extraordinary images. His visual style, coupled with his viscerally engaging sensibilities, distinguish his voice as a director and can be seen in his award winning Black Balloons spot for the Australian Sustainable Community for George Patterson / Y&R. Black Balloons was shortlisted at the 2007 Cannes Lions. Molloy followed with the beautiful Ford Road Not Taken and Strongbow Summer Blossom, both for Clemenger BBDO, as well as a Verizon campaign for mcgarrybowen.
In 2012, Molloy directed the nostalgic Volkswagen Memories, which garnered him two Film Craft Cannes Lions for Direction and Editing. The same year, Molloy directed an emotionally-charged Toyota campaign for Saatchi & Saatchi, which he received another Film Craft Cannes Lion—this time in Cinematography. He followed with the epic The Coast for Dulux, which captured the poetic beauty of the Australian coastline. The Coast earned Molloy a Silver Best Cinematography at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards.
Molloy has continued to craft inspiring, emotionally-captive work, including an Arla campaign with Wieden+Kennedy London, a film for Samsung titled Every Day Is Day One with 72andSunny Amsterdam, and his beautiful Qantas work, which explores themes of family and finding your way home.
In 2016, his Shoulders of Giants spot with TBWA\Chiat\Day for Nissan earned recognition from Cannes, AICP, Clios, Ciclope, and The One Show, amongst others. Most recently, he’s created acclaimed work for UPS, Sheraton Hotels, and Principal Financial Group.
Most known for his visual finesse, and viscerally engaging sensibilities, Mark sets out to tell striking and memorable global stories, whether they’re real-life documentary style, or highly stylized visual pieces.