21st Jun2018

The Filmmakers Podcast #57: Interview with actor/producer Tom Malloy

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too.

The Filmmakers Podcast #57: Interview with actor/producer Tom Malloy


A brilliant chat with the very successful indie film producer and actor Tom Malloy who has raised over 25M for his own feature films. we chat indie film-making and how he made his latest film the found footage horror feature Screamers (out now).

How he worked with Oliver Stone as exec on his first film Gravesend and how from there wanted to learn how to be a producer to make films that he could act in. We discuss how important it is to have a publicist and how crowdfunders aren’t always the best route. How Tom approached a high net-worth individual (HNI) and got them to invest in his first film the Attic. Investors want to be in the film business. It sounds cooler than bitcoin on the golf course. How you should always bring on producing partners you respect. If you can’t raise finance, partner with someone who can. Put strengths where your weakness are and how it gets easier to spot dodgy producers in the business the further you are along with your career.

Learning that Tom and Giles had the same composer on their debut film with Mario Grigorov on the Attic and The Dare respectively. How Tom has moved into the distribution side of the business with Glass House distribution so he can guarantee x amount of returns no matter what. How his new found footage horror Screamers got picked up by Epic pictures, Peace West and Dread Central; and the best way to find investors “If the why is big enough the how is always possible”

Host Giles Alderson (The Dare) also introduces our new collaboration with Raindance and speaks to founder Elliot Grove about the discount on their latest course Moneyball that you can get ONLY through the filmmakers podcast by using this code RDPODCAST20 Click this link and it will take you directly there http://bit.ly/RDMoneyball. Listen to the podcast for the details and % amount.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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