Malcolm, 49, was born on the island of Malta and began working in film from his teens. After his first screen credit on a German film at 16 he ventured into radio as a producer and went on to produce his first documentary series for national TV at 18. Two years later he got his baptism of fire as a Production Manager on the Finnish-UK feature co-production Merisairas (1996). In 1998, back in television, he won the MBA Best Documentary award for the first international European co-production with Malta, the Austrian-Maltese documentary A Gentleman from Malta (1997). In the same year he directed MTV's first Flemish music video Laat me Maar. Between 1996 and 1997 he crafted government proposals for the setting up of a Malta Film Commission, which was implemented two years later. In 1998 he was appointed by Catalyst Entertainment of Toronto to head the marketing and production departments of the world-renowned water SFX facility Mediterranean Film Studios, leading it then into its busiest times ever since its founding. In 1999 he was appointed on the Film Advisory Board of the Government of Malta. Thereafter he spent many years lobbying for financial incentives and publishing articles about how to grow the film servicing and indigenous industries. In 2000 he returned to freelancing as a Production Manager and became known for The Count of Monte Cristo, Eragon, Asterix & Obelisk vs Cleopatraand Wickie The Viking. He subsequently became a member for some years of the Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB). In 2001 he founded The Producer's Creative Partnership (PCP), Malta's first production service company, and for two decades he line-produced challenging commercials with high profile clients that included Bacardi, Volvo, Corona, Chanel, Bouygues, Coca Cola and L'Oreal. His work has taken him to Colombia, Canada, South Africa, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, UAE, Jordan, Romania and of course his native land Malta. He has worked with directors Guy Ritchie, Kevin Reynolds and Oliver Stone. He is perhaps best known for his efficient production organization, rigorous cost-controlling and for maximizing production value at all times. He currently resides between the United Arab Emirates and the Mediterranean island of Gozo. He is represented by the APA Agency in Los Angeles.
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