May 28th, 2016Production on "The Countess" continues.
May 21st, 2016
Excellent day (and night!) filming the new trailer for "The Countess."
December 18th, 2015
Filming a horror short in Ohio.
July 4th, 2015
Happy No King Day! Nice BBQ and meeting some new showfolk friends here in HOT AND SUNNY Los Angeles. Thanks to Miss M for the wonderful vegetarian food!
June 13th, 2015
Back in Los Angeles, teaching at CSUN for the summer (Cal State University, Northridge).
June 9th, 2015
Long drive from Ohio back to Hollywood! Begin!
January 1st, 2015
A fantastic year already!
October 22nd, 2014
Brainstorming a potential cast for the once-in-a-lifetime drama, "Sunday Morning."
October 14th, 2014
Rough draft of an emotionally-charged drama complete.
August 5th, 2014
More re-mastering details of DEAD DOORNAILS is being outlined. The mission: Restoring this drive-in style crime-comedy to it's original 4x3 aspect ratio, trimming frames from the opening scene, cleaning up some audio, digitally painting out the tip of a boom mic or two, and adding an entirely NEW segment after the final credits roll to extend the run time to aprx 89 minutes. First ever DVD release slated upon completion.
July 28th, 2014
Hello from Comic-Con, San Diego! My 9th year attending as an industry professional. Bustlng with people, costumes, and energy as always!
June 1st, 2014
New script complete. An amazing thriller.
May 9th, 2014
DEAD DOORNAILS will be screening publicly for the first time since it was screened at Raliegh Studios, Hollywood in 2007! Come see this drive-in style crime-comedy Saturday June 28th, in Toledo Ohio.
DEAD DOORNAILS Screening
Saturday Night, June 28th 7:30pm-9:30pm
Performing Arts Center, Toledo, OH.
Public school teachers, librarians, and firefighters with ID's get in free! (Not rated).
More info: DEAD DOORNAILS is a micro budget independent movie, made in Hollywood, CA in 2007 for $2,500; nearly causing the director to become homeless during its production.
Story: A fragile young woman kills her abusive boyfriend one night during a bubble bath. She finds refuge with her cousin; an alcoholic, 60 year-old prostitute with a mouth like a sailor, until the dead boyfriend's empoyer, an L.A. crime boss, comes looking for a large some of missing money.
Written/Produced/Directed/Shot & Edited by Tom Madigan
Starring Gloria D'Simone, Derek Hall, Cristina Morris, Travis Dixon, and Brian Weil. (Running time aprx. 82 mins.)
See the trailer HERE!
April 10th, 2014
Producer in Hollywood has asked me to write a feature-length script. Will do.
December 28th, 2013
Recording demo scenes for a potential new movie concept.
May 13, 2013
An Evening of Micro Cinema! Hosted by Tom Madigan. It doesn't take a million dollars to make an entertaining movie. Find out how true this is Saturday May 18th, 7:30pm at the Working Stage Theater in Hollwood, CA! See the world debut of LOS ANGELES WESTERN.
April 15th, 2013
LOS ANGELES WESTERN, our gritty new short thriller, is complete! Will premiere Saturday May 18th in Hollywood.
Available on our million-hit youtube channel May 19th.
March 3rd, 2013
Fine cutting LOS ANGELES WESTERN tonight! International cast!
February 15th, 2013
I discovered an animation I did in college, that I thought was lost! Lo and behold, there were two VHS copies in a storage bin! It's eerie and only 84 seconds long!
February 10th, 2013
An excellent Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA! Seth Rogan was also there, so I introduced myself. See Tom Madigan with Jack Nicholson's typewriter from THE SHINING!
February 9th, 2013
Tonight I got a one of a kind special tour of Universal Studios, just for me! Amazing place! I saw some many sets, including those graced by Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock.
February 1st, 2013
Today I moderated a comedy panel for Sherwood Oaks Experimental college, in Santa Monica. Watch me with Tommy Chong and veteran sitcom writer/director Wil Shriner.
January 31st, 2013
I submitted a story to Malpaso today at Warner Bros.
Janury 15th, 2013
An unscripted, experimental short movie. It starts in LA and travles to snowy Ohio on Christmas. Watch here.
January 9th, 2013
Watch our all improv web pilot, shot completely in 6 hours! HERE!
January 1st, 2013
Happy New Era Everyone!
November 17th, 2012
Final day of shooting for the short/pilot version of "Los Angeles Western."
November 11th, 2012
Filming today, the perilous staircase fight sequence!
November 10th, 2012
Working from 8:45am until 2:30am on "Los Angeles Western." Working today as writer-director-producer-camera man-editor. Today we filmed all of the poker sequences with our intrepid hero (The Woman With No Name) and the mysterious villain. We also recorded the soon-to-be-famous underwear scene, and the very eerie basketball court confrontation.
Security chased us at approximately 12:30am, in which I grabbed the camera on the tripod and ran. In killer clown-ish make-up. It was a sight to see!
(Note: We are very pleased with the performances from our actors thus far!)
November 3rd, 2012
Filming today in the California desert for "Los Angeles Western." Today I function soley as a producer. It's interesting to be looking at things soley from a time-money-shot coverage perspective, while not concerning myself with creative decisions. Matt is directing today's sequences.
October 31st, 2012
Happy Hollywood Halloween! I was interviewed at the infamous West Hollywood street party tonight for a documentary.
October 27th, 2012
Table read today for cast and crew for "Los Angeles Western." This truly is an international cast, with actors from Italy, Jamaica, Cambodia, The United States, and Canada!
We also shot a sequence on the famous Hollywood Blvd.
August 21st, 2012
Met with crew to discuss our latest movie, "Los Angeles Western." It's a thriller. An experiment to be sure!
March 10th, 2012
Filming a new silent thriller tonight called "Star Light, Star Bright" in West Hollywood. It is short, and we're shooting Super 8mm!
February 12th, 2012
DEAD DOORNAILS is scheduled to undergo a remastering process, afterwards to be available for retail. It has never looked better, returning to its originally intended 4x3 aspect ratio, richer colors and digital removal of some objects that crept into the edge of the frame on a handful of shots during filming. The not-so-serious-yet-loveable story has been left in tact, with all of its "drive-in" style charm. (What else can you say about a feature that was made for 2 grand on a handful of weekends?)
January 1st, 2012
Happy New Year! A great year of change for all of us!
November 19th, 2011
An excellent screening tonight at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood! Our premiere of the Super Girl TV Pilot (along with 7 other Madigan Films classics!) was right next door to Shockfest 2011. Amid all of the ghouls and horror-movie celebrities our screening was well received. The cast members and audience loved it!
(Note: 7 of he 8 movies last night were shot on either standard definition digital video (simulated 24p) or super 8mm (18fps), with the exception of the Super Girl pilot episode (shot HDV 24f). All of the movies looked incredible on the big screen. Super Girl was transferred to standard definition for this screening (for technical programming reasons), and the level of detail in the movie theater was incredible. Almost TOO incredible. I love the depth and power of HD, and yet I also love the look and feel of well-lit standard definition. I am emphatically saying that no format is better or worse than any other, it REALLY does depend on each movie. For new filmmakers reading, the project itself will speak to you on how it wants to be shot, and your movie will be no better or worse than any other as long as the right camera/format for that particular motion picture is honored.)
November 14th, 2011
Saturday Nov. 19th is the big premiere of or new TV Pilot of SUPER GIRL, The Series! Episode 1 will stream at youtube.com/MadiganFilms for the whole wide world Sunday, November 20th! A new viral video! (We're also showing favorites from as far back as 2004! Celebrating 8 Years in Hollywood!)
November 2nd, 2011
Another successful panel moderated by Tom Madigan with Hollywood agents and managers at Sherwood Oaks Experimental College!
October 16th, 2011
Tom Madigan gets a great write-up!
A nice blog entry on us from Teazurs.com!
October 5th, 2011
SUPER GIRL: THE SERIES (TV Pilot) WORLD PREMIERE Saturday Nov. 19th, in Hollywood, CA. An intimate screening with the entire cast and director. Less than 10 seats remain for this private, exclusive event. Q&A to follow the screening. (email MadiganFilms@gmail.com for info). The web series will launch online the very next day, Nov. 20th, at youtube.com/MadiganFilms . We expect it to become a viral video immediately. Be a part of this new SUPER GIRL phenomenon! Spread the word before EVERYONE knows about it!
October 1st, 2011
Our cult hit, DEAD DOORNAILS, is currently being looked at for a re-release. What a fun movie!
September 16th, 2011
Screening in Hollywood coming soon! Celebrating 8 years in Hollywood, and we'll premiere the full version of our new TV Pilot, SUPER GIRL! Dates and info coming ASAP! See you there!
September 2nd, 2011
Three of our short movies: Suit Coat, It Came by Moonlight and Lure of The Wicked have just been picked up for TV, VOD and streaming distribution! Look for them!
July 28th, 2011
Rest In Peace, our friend Jeremy Karsten. We made several movies together, from high school shorts to two indies in college, The Glass City (shot in 1999) and The Darker Side of Romance (shot in 2001). Tribute reel HERE!
July 22nd, 2011
At San Diego's Comic-Con today only, with my actor friend Derek Hall (DEAD DOORNAILS). I'll be looking for you on the floor with my trusty HD camera, so say hello if you're in costume for an interview! And watch the new Super Girl PSA now! :)
July 21st, 2011
A first glimpse of the new Super Girl TV Pilot, in the form of a Public Service Announcement! Check it out!
July 16th, 2011
Shot a scene today for CultRetro.com's new feature, "The Ghost of Garganta," starring Maria Paris! A hot and dusty shoot, but it came out well! Visit their cool website for more info!
July 14th, 2011
Today I was the guest interviewer at Sherwood Oaks Experimental College in Los Angeles. I spoke with director Peter Hyams (2010, Time Cop, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt) with a small and intimate group of students. Also spoke with representatives from David Duchovny and Pierce Brosnan's production companies.
July 4th, 2011
Happy 4th! Super Girl is in the fine cutting stages. Almost time for digital FX to be added, then music scoring!
June 27th, 2011
Rough cut number one of Super Girl done. I like the fight sequence. I'm an editing machine! Digital technology is so cool. We shot this movie with HDV at 24 frames per second. Looks nice, so much depth in the image with this format!
June 26th, 2011
Finished the battle scene in Super Girl last night, we went late. about 2:30am. Shot it a bit different than my story board and shot list, but no mjor deviations. We didn't have enough time last night, in my opinion, to get to the location, block out the action and shoot. But I'm impressed with how the footage looks so far!
Thanks to the actors and our three person "crew" who stayed late and worked to make this happen!
Today is Sunday, and we are filming the remaining scenes.
June 25th, 2011
Filming the big climax of Super Girl tonight, in Hollywood. Send us good vibes!
June 24th, 2011
About a 13 hour day shooting the first parts of Super Girl today. Guerilla style at its best!
June 22nd, 2011
The last meeting today before we shoot the Super Girl TV Pilot. Most of the actors showed up! Costumes look good, but still need some last minute alterations.
June 21st, 2011
Just filled the last minute roles. Whew! Maybe this is what happens when you aren't paying your actors! (But hey, I'm paying to get this movie made AT ALL!)
May 1st, 2011
Some hardships have arisen in casting some of the roles for Super Girl. Hmmm...
April 15th, 2011
3rd round of auditions for the Super Hero TV Pilot went well! An excellent group of actors! Filming in June here in Hollywood!
April 14th, 2011
I just moderated a fantastic group of Hollywood agents and managers and received some good insights!
March 10th, 2011
December 17th, 2010
Recording a concert tonight on the Sunset Strip!
December 15th, 2010
Just got another script request!
November 15th, 2010
Shot a new spec commercial for Apple's iPad! (Not created by or endorsed by Apple). I'm now collaborating with MTheoryFlix.com to create excellent video content for the web!
October 31st, 2010
Happy Halloweeenie! Watch The Flash get arrested at the West Hollywood street parade, for simply doing his job!
September 1st, 2010Script re-write time!
July 6th, 2010
Off to the Writers' Guild to register my new comedy/horror script! Wow, this thing is a hoot! High concept, very funny. I'd be first in line to see it! (Went to register yesterday and they were closed! Long walk!)
July 5th, 2010
Today I started the restoration and remastering process of a very interesting 2004 interview I shot. I was shocked that one of the camera original tapes was somewhat defective (the second tape was perfect), but I was able to extract the footage, and I'll be enhancing the image and sound just a touch before creating new masters and DVD's.
Also did some low light testing on my palm-sized HDV camera. I'm amazed at the picture quality.
July 4th, 2010
I watched one of the most incredible documentaires I've ever seen today, "For All Mankind." Happy fourth!
June 28th, 2010
Wrote a whole new short film today, all as a story board. It's really funny and campy.
June 15th, 2010
Just finished a chilling sci-fi short story. Wrote it by hand. Going to type it up and submit it to some publications!
June 10th, 2010
Story-boarded a very interesting short the last couple of days. I think I'll use this as my project for this year's "Attack of the 50 Foot Reels!"
May 10th, 2010
Writing. writing, writing!
April 19th, 2010
Discovered some "long lost" behind the scenes footage from during my first feature era. Amazingly funny!
March 1st, 2010
Kathryn Bigelow ended up winning Best Director! I like to think I sent some good vibrations her way from the WGA interview!
February 20th, 2010
Red carpet interviews today at the Writers' Guild Awards in Beverly Hills! We interviewed Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to ever be nominated for Best Director by the Academy. she gave me a fist bump when I gave her props for her first feature, "Near Dark." Also got to get some jaw from other nominated screenwriters.
Later tonight, onto to thebig "Kubrilesque" show to record the final performance! Show starts at 10:00pm at the Circus Disco Night Club on Santa Monica Blvd!
February 19th, 2010
Wow! Someone just drove their car into the acting school on Santa Monica Blvd!
February 13th, 2010
Shooting a documentary about the Stanley Kubrick-inspired burlesque show "Kubrilesque!" Dress rehearsal tonight in Hollywood!
February 1st, 2010
Our movie IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT has just been added to imdb.com and is in consideration for the Cambridge Super 8 Film Festival!
January 23rd, 2010
Just met Drew Barrymore at a bar in Hollywood tonight! I thanked her for producing DONNIE DARKO! She was gracious and humble.
January 1st, 2010
Happy New Decade! Life is Good!
December 21st, 2009
Happy Holidays! I hope to see you all at the holiday "git tah gether" Sunday eve Dec. 27th!
December 18th, 2009
Shooting promotional footage for Trinity Boxing gym in West Hollywood. The best gym in town!
November 8th, 2009Happy birthday to my several friends who have birthdays this weekend! In other news, I was just stung by a bee!
November 7th, 2009
They screamed. They laughed. They cheered! SHE THINKS SHE SEES ZOMBIES! was a great successs at the ShockFest film festival this year! Thanks to all who came out to support me and the movie!
October 29th, 2009
New short up! "TWO BETTER THAN ONE," a 3 minute silent comedy filmed in order, shot by shot, super 8mm style! All one take! Also, don't miss the SHOCKFEST film festival on Nov. 7th @ Cinespace! My short SHE THINKS SHE SEES ZOMBIES! will be playing--check their website for schedule updates! Use discount code "FILMMAKER" by Oct. 30th to get a 50% discount on the day pass!
October 25th, 2009
Shot the first SIX episodes of season 2 of DOWN TO EARTH today, including a jaw-dropping 5 part series with Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor. Anyone wondering what real Forgiveness is? Think you could ever forgive your worst enemy? How about humanity's worst enemy? Talk about controversy! Stay tuned to our DOWN TO EARTH series!
Screening Tuesday night here in Hollywood of LURE OF THE WICKED at Hollywood Improv on Melrose. Part of a special Halloween Comedy and Horror night put on by ComedyFilmNerdsDotCom.com. Show starts at 8:30pm and LURE OF THE WICKED starts at 9:30pm. $5 cover.
October 23nd, 2009
Had excellent screening at the Egyptian Theater for the 9th annual ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS! I'm happy that our own blindly shot comedy movie "Two Better Than One" came out very well and got a lot of laughs! Thanks to Norwood Cheek, Kodak and Yale Film and Video for putting this event on! I'll have it up on this site soon! Right now all I have is the actual super 8mm film reel and it's hard to post that online :) God Bless digital cinema and digital distribution!
October 16th, 2009
I'm excitied to tell you that I think the SHOCK FEST film festival has great selection taste! SHE THINKS SHE SEES ZOMBIES is an official selection this year! Screening November 7th at Cinespace in Hollywood! I have not been informed of the screening time yet, but I will surely let you know as soon as I do!
October 12th, 2009
Just turned in our music that will "hopefully" synch up with our new silent comedy short "Two Better Than One!" Come to the screening (called "Attack of the 50 Foot Reels!") at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood! Tickets availble at the box office for $10, open to the public! You will be seeing all of these movies the same time the filmmakers will be seeing them for the first time! (For more info on the fest visit FlickerLA.com)
October 10th, 2009
Held auditions today in Hollywood for a new comedy-horror short! Shooting date(s) TBD!
We were invited to the "Circus" party on Santa Monica Blvd. tonight, so I thought I'd stop by and see if I could get any interesting b-roll.
September 24th, 2009Shot an incredible short comedy movie today in Hollywood, "Two Better Than One," our entry into the 2009 "Attack of the 50 Foot Reels" Film Festival! Rules are we had to shoot only one roll of super 8mm film (about 3 mins), in order shot by shot, then turn in the film raw: undeveloped and unedited. Then all of the entered films will screen at the famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood! No one knows how their movies came out beforehand so it will be QUITE a night!
August 1st, 2009
Holy Hot Los Angeles! Vacation time!
July 17th, 2009
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July 1st, 2009
Check out MTV's Logo channel (Cable, Dish etc.) "NewNowNext Pop Lab" to see Toby Madigan's great new video "Somebody." Showing all this week at midnight in your area!
Editing a promo video for a fashion line.
In other news...Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins! What a series! GO WINGS!
Shooting a health food commercial in Malibu.
APRIL 1st, 2009
Writing writing writing! Finished a new ghost story feature screenplay that will be sure to grab you!
March 18th, 2009
You can see trailers and clips at: youtube.com/madiganfilms !
Writing a new thriller!
March 7th, 2009
Saw a very funny set tonight at the Comedy Store, including the infamous Pauly Shore. Met the very funny Bobby Lee after the show!
February 15th, 2009
A producer has asked me to rewrite a screenplay.
January 1st, 2009
Happy New Year! This is going to be the best year of our lives so far!
December 14th, 2008
Just got back from the red carpet of the Video Game Awards 2008! We got to talk with All American Rejects and Tony Hawk among others, but Jack Black was busy rehearsing! Though his Tenacious D pal ran by us like a truck! Mike Tyson was there too, but we ddin't get to speak with him. Britt and I were both sick as dogs though, and I sounded really stuffy asking on camera questions!
December 13th, 2008
What a fantastic party! Thanks for coming out to our first of the "UP AND COMING!" industry parties hosted by yours truly! Thanks to all of the up and coming fillmakers and musicians who took part! Everyone howled with delight during "SHE THINKS SHE SEES ZOMBIES!," and about 50 very curious people crammed themselves into a 30 seater screening room for the RARE delight of seeing the completely silent and yet-to-be-scored version of "IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT!"
This is the first (and only time so far) I've let the public see a work in progress.
December 12th, 2008
Be sure to attend our first "UP AND COMING" party Saturday Dec. 13th from 7pm-11pm in Sherman Oaks! World premiere of our new movie "SHE THINKS SHE SEES ZOMBIES!" as well as "IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT" Email for party details! email@example.com
November 21st, 2008
Shooting a fantastic new movie this weekend called "SHE THINKS SHE SEES ZOMBIES!" What a riot!
November 5th, 2008
WHAT A NIGHT! On my way to a birthday party tonight, I was caught up in the West Hollywood Prop 8 protest. Hollywood and Highland was complety blocked off by cops in riot gear.There was some unfortunate police brutality towards a few protesters. Check out the police beating some protesters here. Here's Hollywood's reponse!
November 4th, 2008
I am very grateful for the right to vote! Let's all VOTE!
October 31st, 2008
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! See you at the WEST HOLLYWOOD CARNIVAL tonight!
October 18th, 2008Big night at the 2008 SCREAM AWARDS in Hollywood! Tom Madigan had the distinct pleasure of interviewing many legends such as Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Wes Craven as well as the infamous Marilyn Manson (who defies audio recording), Sean William Scott and Jess Weixler from the movie TEETH. Check out the highlights HERE! Thanks to Britt Ross for taking over the camera while yours truly gabbed with the celebs!
September 24th, 2008
In development with our third feature, TRIXIE TUESDAY's BIGGEST FAN, a comedy/horror movie that will rock your sox!
September 15th, 2008
Continuing post production on the striking new horror short IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT.
August 29th, 2008
Tom Madigan's horror short LURE OF THE WICKED has been picked up for pay per view distribution! Check it out at: http://www.comedyfilmnerdsdotcom.com
July 24th, 2008
The AMAZING new documentary, DEAR ZACHARY by filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, is screening at the Arclight this week in Los Angeles. I highly recommend this movie and I won't be surprised if it wins an Academy Award. Check out their website for a screening near you: www.dearzachary.com .
July 21st, 2008Tom Madigan moderated a wonderful panel of producers today at Sherwood Oaks experimental college in Los Angeles. Sherwood Oaks offers wonderful speakers in an intimate environment, with very helpful inside information about the entertainment industry. Check their website for the next classes!
July 14th, 2008
Writer/Director Tom Madigan will be a guest on the new hit Web/TV show "The Confident Mind," hosted by Dr. Barbara Carey, Tuesday July 15th at 11am PST (2pm EST) and again at the same time on July 22nd. Go to the website: www.GotWebTV.com for the live broadcast at the mentioned times! The show will automatically be airing from 11am to 11:30am PST (2pm to 2:30pm EST) on the site. The episode will also air on Time/Warner cable at different times not yet known (check your local programming guide). Discussions about the new feature DEAD DOORNAILS as well as many topsy-turvy Los Angeles stories!
July 11th, 2008
Happy Day! Watch the all-new, and first time ever FULL trailer for DEAD DOORNAILS! Also, it looks like there will be two versions of our new short "IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT." Take a look at this eerie, silent teaser from the black & white super 8mm film version! More to come soon!
June 24th, 2008
We shot our new short thriller "IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT" on June 21st and 22nd. Some excellent footage! Check out this hot-off-the-press teaser! (from the unreleased color/sound version). Movie currently in post production, screening dates TBA!
June 13th, 2008
Tom Madigan will be at the Hustler Store in Hollywood tonight for Lloyd Kaufman's "Poultrygeist" movie party! Production of my new horror short "IT CAME BY MOONLIGHT" starts June 21st! Going to be a great shoot!
June 5th, 2008
DeadHarvey.com, the website dedicated to independent movies and horror, interviewed me about DEAD DOORNAILS. You can listen to this Q & A with Windows Media Player, iTunes or Quicktime! Check it out! Thanks for the interview Brad!
June 4th, 2008
I've waited 10 years for this to happen again! Congrats to the Detroit Redwings for winning their 11th Stanley Cup! (the last time they won was 2002, but I was in France making a promotional video and didn't get to see it!)
May 3rd, 2008
A good turnout for the auditions today for my new movie. Thanks for coming out! Production will be in June.
April 29th, 2008
I was able to see a magnificent talk over the weekend by Ray Bradbury at UCLA's Festival of Books. He was very open and friendly and encouraged all of us to only do what we love regardless of what anyone else says, or money. He also described his writing process as "a lark," a free, loving, soaring experience rather than an intellectual or academic one.
April 26th, 2008
The new script for the new vampire short is finished! Auditions for this movie coming up in May. This is going to be a striking and spicy piece of cinema!
April 18th, 2008
I'm knee deep into my new short screenplay, and it has taken an interesting new turn! Instead of straight forward horror, I'm combining the fear of the unknown (a mysterious disease) with a solution of the spiritual nature.
Also, my brother Toby and I have started discussing some great books on our new online show DOWN TO EARTH. Check it out and leave us a comment or two if you feel the urge!
In other news, I'll be at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood tonight watching the hockey playoffs! Go Wings!
April 11th, 2008
Life is good! I am currently writing two screenplays. One is feature length and I'm hoping to shoot it next year. The other is a short--I'll be making another experimental/silent movie this year, as I'm recently inspired by Carl Dreyer's VAMPYR, which was based on Irish ghost writer Sheridan Le Fanu's story. DEAD DOORNAILS is being considered for the Hollywood Film Festival and Route 66 Film Festival as we speak! Put in a good word for us!
March 20th, 2008
Website updates are coming soon! Stay tuned! More great news with DEAD DOORNAILS coming ASAP!
February 10th, 2008
Writer/Director Tom Madigan will be speaking today as part of an independent filmmakers' panel at Sherwood Oaks experimental college in Los Angeles.
January 5th, 2008
Happy New Year! I just cut together a couple trailers for my pal Doug Agosti from Aftershock Productions. They have a new DVD coming out this year called "Dr. Shock's Grindhouse Horrors." (Warning: Even the trailer is not for the faint of heart!) It's creepy, overt-the-top, culty low budget horror stuff!
October 27th, 2007
DEAD DOORNAILS screened for the first time ever tonight at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood to a very large and enthusiastic crowd! It was a great Halloween Weekend and some of the cast and audience members came in costumes! On to the film festival circuit for 2008!
May 8th, 2007
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May 6th, 2007
Happy Day! I've recently uncovered an animation of mine I thought was lost! I have restored this hand drawn animation and remastered it! It's from 2001 and it's called "CREEP."
June 19, 2006
I've just returned from New York City, where I was hired to shoot a somewhat "spicy" documentary! (Music by Evolotto.) I'm back in LA putting the very final touches on my new movie, "Suit Coat." This half-hour dramatic thriller will be screened on Saturday July 1st at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA, so be sure and RSVP by email (MadiganFilms@yahoo.com) to reserve your seat! We will also screen "Trick," An Extra Digit," and "Lure of the Wicked." See you there!
April 23, 2006
Yesterday I completed the second rough cut for "Suit Coat." It's coming along very nicely, and this cut moves much better than the first! I'll keep editing away at it!
Also, check your in boxes for the new e_zine issue, big #5! Here's the teaser!
April 18, 2006
During April 7th, 8th and 9th I shot my fifth short movie since moving to LA. It is a dramatic-thriller called "Suit Coat." It's the best cast and crew I've worked with yet! Take a peek at as shooting, HERE! The new movie is currently in post, and I'm happy to say that today I've finished the very first rough-cut! I also had the opportunity to sit down and edit with Jimmy Smits twice last week. It was a specific reel he needed cut. The new MadiganFilms.com E-zine issue will appear fairly soon, I promise!
October 12, 2005
Search out the new pop punk band Left One Lower at www.garageband.com/main. They are tearing up the pop punk charts with their new hit "Don't Drink the Water." Blessings to those directly and indirectly affected by the recent massive earthquake and hurricanes.
October 11, 2005
Welcome back! Please view the "movies" and "demos" section as there are now short movies, trailers and video clips to watch! Drop me a line and let me know what you think!
July 31st, 2005
Comic-Con in San Diego was a blast! I managed to meet Kevin Smith, in front of over 7,000 people in a giant auditorium. We dialigued back and forth for several entertaining minutes in front of the sometimes booing, sometimes cheering crowd. In the end though, he asked me to give him a copy of "TRICK." He almost played it in front of the entire audience, but the venue was strapped for time. He walked off the stage saying "sorry we didn't get to watch "TRICK," but I get to f---in' watch it!" And he exited. All in good fun!
July 13, 2005
Thanks for visiting the new site! Soon you will be able to download movie clips, trailers etc. from my various movies and projects, so check back soon! I hope this site serves as entertainment and as a place for information related to digital filmmaking.
June 30th, 2005
We've just shot an amazing new short called "TRICK!" A five minute thriller that will leave you stunned! Brian Weil and I took three half-days and shot this nice little movie for your enjoyment!
June 17th, 2005
Writer/Director Tom Madigan appeared on "Horror Kung Fu Theatre" today in Los Angeles, speaking about the new silent vampire movie LURE OF THE WICKED.
January 31st, 2005
Our new short, "LURE OF THE WICKED," came out great! It's a silent vampire movie shot digitally on my new Panasonic DVX 100a. Take a look! Another new short we just created called "AN EXTRA DIGIT" to be part of a series of shorts called "Project Create." We were allowed no budget for this and were allowed to shoot on one day only, then turn in the final cut in one week. It was fun to make and fun to watch!
Shooting a new short, silently! Called "Myra: LURE OF THE WICKED." Also, recently tested my new digital camera for the first time by shooting a teaser trailer for DEAD DOORNAILS, a feature length movie I intend to shoot down the road.
April 13th, 2004
THE DARKER SIDE OF ROMANCE is officially released on DVD today! This title will be available in all Best Buy and Media Play stores (as well as others) throughout North America! Available on a 10-movie box set of thrillers called "Curse of the Dead."
Moving from the Mid-West to Los Angeles! A long drive from Toledo, OH to Hollywood!
Overseas documentary production in France and Africa for Bowling Green State University's study abroad programs.
May 24th, 2002
Tom Madigan's first feature, THE DARKER SIDE OF ROMANCE, screens publicly for the first time, at Bowling Green State University, Ohio a the brand new student union theater. Aprx. 50 in attendance. Free admmission. Run time: 53 minutes. Also screening the short hand drawn animation "Creep," as well as a trailer for Toledo filmmaker Doug Agosti's "Bullet For a Vampire" (edited by Tom Madigan).
Overseas documentary production in Spain for Bowling Green State University's study abroad program.
With a completely amateur and volunteer cast and crew, Tom Madigan and friends create THE DARKER SIDE OF ROMANCE, in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding areas. Budget: $150.00.
Premeire of "THE GLASS CITY" at The Gish Film Theater, Bowling Green, Ohio. (Recorded and screened from mini-DV. Edited on Media 100 at BGSU's Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, by Tom Madigan.)
Production of the digital short film, "THE GLASS CITY," helmed by 19 year old writer/director Tom Madigan in Toledo Ohio and surrounding areas.