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Tom Sainsbury

Writer, Actor, Director

Tom Sainsbury is a chameleon with an eclectic CV. He is an accomplished playwright, he co-wrote TV series Super City with Madeleine Sami and has collaborated with others on web series Stake Out, Bachelor Pad and The Video Store. As the ‘Snapchat Dude’, he is best known for using wigs and face manipulation to parody people, including Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett. Image: photo by Andi Crown 

I feel like the finite idea of creativity is quite a negative thing. I’ve come to the conclusion that creativity can keep going: there’s an infinite amount of people to inspire you, or scenarios to inspire you. Writer/actor Tom Sainsbury talking to Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon, Radio New Zealand, 19 December 2018