Born in Lausanne Switzerland, Maurice started his professional career in 1974 as a graphic designer and animator for a major Swiss television network.
In 1983 a Sydney-based film company invited him to come to Australia to train its animators on a series of one hour films for television.
After successfully working as a freelance animation director, Maurice established his own studio in Sydney, CATFLAP ANIMATION, in 1988.
At Catflap, Maurice has directed over 300 television commercials and several short animated films including —€œGorgeous—€ which won the Australian Film Institute award for best animation in 1994. His most recent work has been 2 series of 30Ã—5 minute episodes developed for the A.B.C Children’s Television Department entitled —€œPetals—€.