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After receiving a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Robert Mullan taught at numerous universities in the UK and authored a number of non-fiction books, including a number on television, including Consuming Television and Uninvited Guests (co-authored with Laurie Taylor). He then worked as a researcher, associate producer and then director of documentary films for a number of broadcasters, including Channel 4, Anglia Television and the BBC (Pebble Mill). In 1986 he established Gizmo Films and worked as an independent producer. The subject matter of subsequent films ranged from Buddhism, Sufism, Women Mystics, Motown musicians, the exiled son of the late Shah of Iran and many more.
He later moved into screenwriting and directing, beginning with a trilogy of Lithuanian and Russian films - Laiškai Sofijai (Letters to Sofija), Gitel and Mes Dainuosim (We Will Sing). In 2017 he co-wrote (with Tracy Moreton) and directed Mad to be Normal, featuring David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, and others. He still occasionally writes non-fiction books, the most recent being Moving Pictures: the making of Letters to Sofija and Mad to be Normal (both published by Free Association Books).
His development slate includes numerous projects of a wide-ranging nature.
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to eternal punishment in Tartarus, the lowest region of the Underworld. He would roll a massive boulder to the top of a steep hill, but his efforts were always in vain, for whenever he neared the top, the rock would roll right back down again. Sisyphus was thus forced to start his labour all over again.
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