AKL Tom Sainsbury

Tom Sainsbury Featured Popular

Comedy, Culture and the Arts, Politics
Total Reach: 60K
FEATURE FILM

2016 Waru, 'Jason'
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Limited, dir. various
2016 Pork Pie 'Bongo'
Four Knights, Dir. Matt Murphy

TELEVISION

2015 Jono & Ben, 'Sorry Parody Sketch Dancer'
MediaWorks TV
2013 Super City II, 'Brendon'
Super Fumes Ltd, Dir. Oscar Kightley
2013 Shortland Street, 'Simon Sweeny'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

2010 Super City, 'Rain'
Super Fumes Ltd, Dir. Taika Waititi
2007 Shortland Street, 'Dwayne'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Angela Bloomfield

THEATRE

2015 Snap, Crackle, Pop, 'Various'
Basement Theatre / NZ International Comedy Festival
2015 Terror Highway, 'Ensemble'
Montecristo Room / NZ Comedy Festival, Choreography / Dirs. Lara Fischel-Chisholm & Tom Sainsbury
2014 Purple Rainbow, 'Ensemble'
Basement Theatre / Dynamotion, Dirs. Lara Fischel-Chisholm & Thomas Sainsbury
2013 Dolly Mixture, 'Crispin Merriweather'
BATS
2013 YETI Trilogy, 'Tom'
BATS / Basement Theatre, Dir. Sophie Roberts
2013 Speakeasy 3, 'Various'
Basement Theatre
2013 Janeece Gunton: Herstory, 'Travis'
Basement Theatre
2013 Terror Planet, 'Ensemble'
Basement Theatre, Choreography / Dirs. Lara Fischel-Chisholm & Tom Sainsbury
2013 Dolly Mixture, 'Crispin Merriweather'
Basement Theatre (return season)
2013 Dolly Mixture, 'Crispin Merriweather'
Basement Theatre / Auckland Fringe Festival
2012 Dinner with the Devil, 'Pandu / Tezuko / Reba / Mohammed'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Renee Lyons
2012 Speakeasy, 'Bradley / Trayson / Various'
Basement Theatre
2012 Yeti is Dead / I am Tom, 'Tom'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2011 Crims, 'Louis / Shop Owner / Dad'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Abigail Greenwood
2011 Six Sides, 'Thomas'
Herald Theatre / Short+Sweet Auckland, Dir. Aidee Walker
2011 Dan Is Dead / I Am A Yeti, 'Tom'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Sophie Roberts
2011 Joseph & Mahina, 'Joseph / Various'
Basement Theatre / BATS, Dir. Hera Dunleavy

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

SHORT FILM

2011 Plimpton, 'Matt Plimpton' (lead)
Fleet St. Productions, Dir. Andrew Hedley
2011 Jeffery, 'Steven'
Fleet St. Productions, Dir. Paul Scantlebury

AWARDS

2011 Best Cross Gender Acting of the Year nomination for 'Joseph & Mahina'
Hackman Theatre Awards

2011 Outstanding NZ Play of the Year nomination for 'Joseph & Mahina'
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2016 McDonalds
NZ, 3 months
2013 McDonalds
NZ, 3 months
2007 Moisen Dry
Canada

TRAINING

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Biography

Comedian, Actor & Writer Tom Sainsbury was a nominee for the prestigious Billy T Award this year. 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.

Interests

  • Advertising
  • Animals
  • Animal Welfare
  • Art
  • Comedy
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Entertaining
  • Film & Television
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Theatre

Skills

  • Aerobics
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Cross Country Running
  • Dancer
  • Contemporary Dancer
  • Hip Hop Dancer
  • Director
  • Full Licence
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Theatre Sports
  • Writer
  • Yoga

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