Talent Guide

Tamara May Maloney

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Producing Lab 2008


Tamara May Maloney, an MFA graduate from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, earned a range of above the line appointments since her professional career began.

As a producer, Ms. Maloney worked closely with Academy Award-winning cinematographer and director Haskell Wexler on his critically acclaimed feature documentary Who Needs Sleep? (Sundance, 2006). She produced the debut feature film of Mo Perkins, A Quiet Little Marriage, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance 2009.

As an editor, she cut director Christopher Monger’s environmental film A Sense of Wonder (2008), based on Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring. She also cut Grace Lee’s debut hit independent feature film American Zombie (2007), which played at SXSW, Slamdance, and was released theatrically in 2008.

As a director, Ms. Maloney has several short films that have played on PBS and in festivals around the world. In 2007, the Talent Campus at Berlinale, International Film Festival, commissioned her to direct the short film Resigned. Her films received awards from The Caucus Foundation for Television Producers, Writers, and Directors; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and the Edie and Lew Wasserman Award.

Her upcoming producing projects include narrative feature film The Chump Brothers, with writer/director Hal Haberman, and documentary feature Da Bull, about legendary surfer Greg Noll, which she is to direct.

Current Project

The Chump Brothers (Narrative Feature)


This heartfelt caper film follows the hapless, hopeless, pot-addled Chump Brothers as they face off against a ruthless French Canadian biker gang, a group of prepubescent Jenkem pushers, and an assortment of other offbeat adversaries, and lose every time.