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 named 'Herald Entertainer of the year' 2020. This came after years of creating comedic social media content, writing the comedy book New Zealanders: A Field Guide and starring in local TV shows Wellington Paranormal and The Educators. The skills these require make Tom the perfect partner for social collaborations. Tom specialises in creating original characters and is a master in placing his unique flavour into campaigns for brands & causes he aligns with. Since then he has become a regular on New Zeland television with Snackmasters and Give Us A Clue.
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 his Facebook page. He can cater or originate characters to specific products or causes.
Tom has also written scripts for Wellington Paranormal and the emmy-winning iNside and has been on the writer's tables for Golden Boy, The Creamerie and Kid Sister. He has also written many theatre shows including Comedy Festival favourites Camping and Giggly Gerties. Tom very much enjoys being at the grassroots of a campaign and likes formulating the whole rollout with the client.