Founded in 2005 by actor, writer and producer Tom Malloy, Trick Candle Productions is known for its quality independent films that span a variety of genres. Trick Candle has most recently produced #SCREAMERS, a found footage horror that’s in theaters in November, and has twice been called the BEST Found Footage Movie Ever, as well as HERO OF THE UNDERWORLD, starring Tom Malloy, Nicole Fox, and Quinton Aaron, on Hulu, and VOD everywhere, and FAIR HAVEN, starring Tom Wopat and Michael Grant, which was in theaters earlier this year, and is now on Showtime, as well as the teen drama ASHLEY, starring Nicole Fox, Michael Madsen and Jennifer Taylor, written by Domenic Migliore, and directed by Dean Ronalds. The film was in theaters in 2013 and is now on VOD everywhere. In 2011, the company produced THE INNER WEIGH, a self-help documentary that has been described as “The Secret” meets weight loss.
The roster of films written and produced by Malloy over the years include 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, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a thriller directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) called THE ATTIC, starring John Savage, Malloy, and Elisabeth Moss.
Malloy also produced The World Championships of Country Dance (with Robert Royston) for GAC television. This was the first time a country dancing competition was ever broadcast on television.
Recent television projects for the company include the Amazon TV Series MIDTOWN, which is now in its 2nd Season averaging 70,000 views/month, as well as the TV pilot THE FUZZ, which was directed by Art Wolff (who also directed the pilot for Seinfeld) and starred Malloy, Peter Jason and Gregory Harrison.
Malloy’s unique ability to both write projects and raise the funding for them has been a primary factor in the success of the company. In fact, Malloy shares his expertise on the subject in his best-selling book about independent film financing, BANKROLL, which is now in its 2nd edition and was considered the “gold standard” of indie film financing.
In 2014, he partnered with distribution expert Jason Brubaker to create THE FILM FINANCE GUIDE.