Tom Malloy, Actor, Writer and Producer | Trick Candle Productions

Tom Malloy, Actor, Writer and Producer | Trick Candle Productions

Actor, writer and producer Tom Malloy, along with his company Trick Candle Productions, are known for their quality independent films that span a variety of genres.

Over the years, Tom has raised more than $25 million in private equity from independent financiers and most recently produced #Screamers, a horror film that was in theaters in 2018 and was twice called the best found-footage movie of all time. Tom also produced Shattered, starring Ray Wise and Molly Burnett; Fair Haven (released theatrically in 2017, then to Showtime); and teen drama Ashley, starring Michael Madsen (released theatrically in 2013, now on VOD everywhere).

The roster of films written and produced by Tom over the years also includes 2009 romantic comedy Love N’ Dancing, directed by Rob Iscove (She’s All That) and starring Amy Smart, Malloy, Billy Zane and Betty White; psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer, starring Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Malloy, Timothy Hutton and Oscar winner Melissa Leo; and The Attic, a thriller directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) starring John Savage, Malloy and Elisabeth Moss.

Recent television projects for the company include the Amazon series Midtown, as well as the TV pilot The Fuzz, directed by Art Wolff (who also directed the pilot for Seinfeld).

Tom’s ability to both write projects and raise the funding for them has been a primary factor in the success of the company. Tom shares his expertise on the subject in his best-selling book about independent film financing, Bankroll, considered a gold standard of indie film financing and converted to a video series at In 2014, he partnered with distribution expert Jason Brubaker to create The Film Finance Guide.

Tom is also the President and Co-Founder of Glass House Distribution, an independent film distribution company that launched in 2015 and reps films and documentaries across all genres.