REPURPOSED - The Artist Inside Me

On the Gold Coast of Long Island New York lives Tom Malloy. A third generation master lawn mower and farm equipment welder and repairman. He is also a prolific artist, creating abstract and realistic sculptures from found objects he has collected from the estates on the Gold Coast for over 50 years. From initial sketch to final sculpted artwork, Tom Malloy can not only create magnificent art from found pieces, but completely repurposes them and his own sense of being.

  • Matthew Dessner
  • Matthew Dessner
  • Tom Malloy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Reality, Drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    SONY Mirrorless APS-C
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Matthew Dessner

Based in New York City, Matt Dessner’s background is as a Creative Storyteller. He founded Creative Taco, a NYC based content creation company with over 15 years of making commercials and marketing content for the advertising industry.

Matt has recently blown the dust of his degree in Documentary filmmaking and begun to purse his passion of short form storytelling.

Matt Dessner also founded The Original iPhone Film Festival and to support the emerging community of iPhoneFilmMakers and to provide a home for anyone that has a story to tell or who wants to learn more about iPhoneFilmMaking.

As a teenager, Matt appeared in commercials as a child actor for McDonalds, Jell-O Pops and Ora-Gel. As well as 'if you blinked you missed it" extra parts in various movies.

Matt has given presentations at Macworld in San Francisco, hosted panel discussions at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX , and appeared on CBC Morning News Program with Heather Hiscox, CBC Radio "As It Happens" and ABC"s syndicated show "Electric Playground".

Above all else, Matt believes in the democratization of filmmaking through accessible technology like the iPhone. He is passionate about the empowerment of new technology and shiny bright objects.

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Director Statement

Nothing is more empowering than using the camera to shine a light on a person or topic that would otherwise remain in the shadows. Everyone has a story to tell and its a privilege to be part of it.