2010 Super City, 'Rain'
Super Fumes Ltd, Dir. Taika Waititi
2007 Shortland Street, 'Dwayne'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Angela Bloomfield
2010 Dance Troupe Supreme, 'Sean James'
Maidment Theatre, Dir. Thomas Sainsbury
2010 Idiots 2: Back to School, 'Mr Stevens'
Te Karanga Gallery, Dir. Ash Jones
2010 Stranger Things 2, 'Tom'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Lara Fischel-Chisholm
2011 Plimpton, 'Matt Plimpton' (lead)
Fleet St. Productions, Dir. Andrew Hedley
2011 Jeffery, 'Steven'
Fleet St. Productions, Dir. Paul Scantlebury
AWARDS2011 Best Cross Gender Acting of the Year nomination for 'Joseph & Mahina'
2011 Outstanding NZ Play of the Year nomination for 'Joseph & Mahina'
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
NZ, 3 months
NZ, 3 months
2007 Moisen Dry
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with Terri de'Ath
Comedian, Actor & Writer Tom Sainsbury was a nominee for the prestigious Billy T Award in 2019. Nominees are selected for their outstanding comedic talents & exciting potential; qualities which make Tom the perfect partner for social collaborations. Tom specialises in creating original characters, & is a master in placing his unique flavour into campaigns for brands & causes he aligns with.
He came into prominence in 2017 by using Snapchat and short video content to satirise New Zealand politicians. He has since expanded to parodying New Zealanders of all walks of life on both his Facebook page and for The Spinoff. He can cater or originate characters to specific products or causes.
Tom, who is one half of the popular comedic duo 'Parker and Sainsbury', is most well known on social media for his online personalities 'Maz' and 'Baz', along with his impersonations of New Zealand political personalities 'Paula Bennett' and 'Simon Bridges'.
Achievements include winning Playmarket’s 'Young Playwright of the Year' four times, and being a finalist for the 'Bruce Mason Award' and the 'Playmarket New Play Award'. Tom was also the co-writer of the television series 'Super City' for which he has won a SWANZ (Script Writer Awards New Zealand) for Best Comedy Script.