Tom Finlayson

Producer, Director

Tom Finlayson has worked in television in almost every capacity: as a reporter and producer in the cauldron of daily news, developing and producing classic drama shows (Under the Mountain, Mortimer's Patch) and movies, directing documentaries (The Party's Over) — as well as commissioning programmes, during a three year stint as TVNZ’s Director of Production.

Successful productions always have many claimants to their parenthood: failed ones tend to be orphans. There were at least 10 people who claimed parenthood of Shortland Street. But Marlin Bay was a waif! Tom Finlayson

Interview

Tom Finlayson: On Town and Around and much more...

Interview, 2011

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

The New Zealand Wars 1 - The War that Britain Lost (Episode One)

1998, Network Executive - Television

The New Zealand Wars 2 - Kings and Empires (Episode Two)

1998, Network Executive - Television

The New Zealand Wars 3 - The Invasion of the Waikato (Episode Three)

1998, Network Executive - Television

The New Zealand Wars 4 - Taranaki Prophets (Episode Four)

1998, Network Executive - Television

The New Zealand Wars 5 - The East Coast Wars (Episode Five)

1998, Network Executive - Television

Out of the Dark

1996, Network Executive - Television

For Arts Sake - A Century of Cinema

1996, Network Executive - Television

The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

1996, Network Executive - Television

Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Network Executive - Television

For Love or Money

1995, Network Executive - Television

Open Home - Series Four, Episode 13

1995, Network Executive - Television

Seeing Red

1995, Network Executive - Television

An Immigrant Nation - The Footprints of the Dragon

1994, Network Executive - Television

Open Home - Series Three, Episode Nine

1994, Network Executive - Television

Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

1994, Network Executive - Television

The Party's Over

1992, Director, Producer - Television

Smiling Again

1991, Director, Producer - Television

Dame Cath Moves Up - A Personal Portrait

1990, Director - Television

The Grasscutter

1988, Producer - Television

Terry and the Gunrunners - 1, First Episode

1985, Executive Producer - Television

Terry and the Gunrunners - 2, Episode Two

1985, Executive Producer - Television

Terry and the Gunrunners - 3, Episode Three

1985, Executive Producer - Television

Terry and the Gunrunners - 4, Episode Four

1985, Executive Producer - Television

Terry and the Gunrunners - 5, Episode Five

1985, Executive Producer - Television

Terry and the Gunrunners - 6, Episode Six

1985, Executive Producer - Television

Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Producer - Television

Under the Mountain

1981, Producer - Television

Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Producer - Television

Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Producer, Creator - Television

Radio Waves

1978, Producer - Television

Radio Waves - 16 May 1978

1978, Producer - Television

Town and Around: Auckland Highlights

1966, Reporter - Television

Town and Around

1966-1969, Reporter - Television