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Teaching Financing and Distribution with Tom Malloy - Ep #170

June 18, 2024 Leslie LaPage
Teaching Financing and Distribution with Tom Malloy - Ep #170
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Teaching Financing and Distribution with Tom Malloy - Ep #170
Jun 18, 2024
Leslie LaPage

Tom Malloy has been involved for over two decades in all aspects of the film business. He trail-blazed the role of a multi-hyphenate, having approached projects early on as an actor, writer, and producer, recently adding director to his list.

Malloy has raised millions for independent films, produced 20 films, written and sold 25+ screenplays, and has starred in many films.

The roster of films produced by Malloy over the years includes, 2022's Rear View Mirrors, starring Erika Christensen, Penelope Ann Miller, David James Elliot, and Zach Gilford, 2021's Ask Me to Dance, directed by Malloy, starring Briana Evigan and Mario Cantone (which was in 38 cities theatrically nationwide on October of 2022), 2020's Lansky, starring Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, and Minka Kelly, Love N' Dancing, which was directed by Rob Iscove (She's All That), and stars Amy Smart, Malloy, Billy Zane, Rachel Dratch, and Betty White; the psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer, directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a horror film directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) called The Attic, starring Elisabeth Moss, Alexandra Daddario, and Malloy. Many film projects are developed through the production company he founded in 2005, Trick Candle Productions.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Tom is an accomplished author whose book Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films was considered the "gold standard" of indie film financing instruction. He now co-owns the filmmaking instructional site FilmMakingStuff.

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Tom Malloy has been involved for over two decades in all aspects of the film business. He trail-blazed the role of a multi-hyphenate, having approached projects early on as an actor, writer, and producer, recently adding director to his list.

Malloy has raised millions for independent films, produced 20 films, written and sold 25+ screenplays, and has starred in many films.

The roster of films produced by Malloy over the years includes, 2022's Rear View Mirrors, starring Erika Christensen, Penelope Ann Miller, David James Elliot, and Zach Gilford, 2021's Ask Me to Dance, directed by Malloy, starring Briana Evigan and Mario Cantone (which was in 38 cities theatrically nationwide on October of 2022), 2020's Lansky, starring Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, and Minka Kelly, Love N' Dancing, which was directed by Rob Iscove (She's All That), and stars Amy Smart, Malloy, Billy Zane, Rachel Dratch, and Betty White; the psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer, directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a horror film directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) called The Attic, starring Elisabeth Moss, Alexandra Daddario, and Malloy. Many film projects are developed through the production company he founded in 2005, Trick Candle Productions.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Tom is an accomplished author whose book Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films was considered the "gold standard" of indie film financing instruction. He now co-owns the filmmaking instructional site FilmMakingStuff.