In 1985, O’Malley picked up a camera and started making bad movies with his friends in Alta Loma, California, then continued making bad movies through college, culminating in the bad Super 8mm post-apocalyptic comedy movie Bleak Future, which he shot while delivering Dominos Pizza, back when Dominos Pizza wasn’t half bad.
In 1997, he went to work for legendary B-movie maverick Roger Corman then wrote and directed the half-baked romantic-comedy Minimum Wage, which was also bad despite starring the insanely hilarious improv master Patrick McCartney (Elf, Anchorman, Conan O’Brien).
In 2000, he co-founded a rock and roll band called Igor Spectre and played on bills with acts such as The Adicts and The Black Keys through 2018, while spinning up his current protest-punk project, The Blackshanks.
In 2005, O’Malley co-wrote the senior-citizen romp, Boppin’ At The Glue Factory then in 2007 wrote and directed the werewolf comedy, Audie & The Wolf.
But O’Malley soon returned to making videos with his friends. This time with his Dominos Pizza alum Taffy Bennington, her agent Sid Jewison, and her similarly demented fan, Josh Freese, drummer for Devo, The Vandals, Nine Inch Nails, and Danny Elfman.
During the pandemic, he started writing bios in the third person and also novels. And I suppose we’ll see how that goes.
O’Malley lives in Los Angeles with his wife, cat, and dog, and is currently at work on a fantasy novel.