Documentary Films

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

2016
A documentary written and directed by Trevor Graham

A production of Yarra Bank Films, Black Sheep Fims, Fine Cut Films, Ned Lander Media, Antidote Films and Lichtblick Film
produced in association with ZDF/arte, yesDocu
supported by Screen Australia, Film Victoria, MIFF Premiere Fund

international broadcast sales: Flame Distribution
release Australia & New Zealand: Antidote Films


SYNOPSIS
Monsieur Mayonnaise is an artist’s epic adventure into his family’s secret past. Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in WW2 and his mother’s miraculous escape enroute to Auschwitz. Philippe, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story. He also packs his paints and easel, as he embarks on a journey to create an audacious comic book about his parents, their survival and the Holocaust. From LA to Berlin, Paris to Melbourne, Monsieur Mayonnaise is a richly layered, road movie starring artists, real life heroes, Nazi villains … and baguettes with lashings of tasty French mayonnaise!




TEAM
Writer, Producer & Director: Trevor Graham
Producers: Ned Lander, Lisa Wang, Carl Ludwig Rettinger
Executive Producers: Andrew Myer, Joanna Baevski, Carrillo Gantner, Ziyin Gantner, Roger Savage, Jenny Lalor
Commissioning Editor: Olaf Grunert, ZDF/arte
Editor: Andrew Arestides Ase
Cinematographer: Jenni Meaney
Composer: Cezary Skubiszewski
Sound: Trevor Graham & Jenni Meaney
Animation: Tim Richter, Sid Shukla, Steve Milne
Make Up: Pamela Mora
Post Supervisor: Lisa Wang
Online Editor: Jonathon Burton
Sound Designer & Mixer: Chris Goodes



WORLD PREMIERE
Melbourne International Film Festival 2016