Tom Scott

Writer, Director

Catapulted to fame after tousles with Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, Tom Scott originally planned to be a vet. In 1986 the celebrated cartoonist and humourist helped turn Footrot Flats into a hit movie. Since then he has chronicled legends Edmund Hillary and David Lange in documentaries and dramas, and co-written Springbok tour tale Rage, black comedy Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby, and political satire Spin Doctors

Playwriting and screenwriting, there's no great secret to it. Cartooning is hard. But writing drama, at least in my case, anyway, I found it something that I really enjoy doing ... so I'm now thinking, late in life, in my autumn years, that maybe I should just really do what I enjoy most. And, that's be a dramatist. Tom Scott, in his extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

Interview

Tom Scott: From portraits to production...

Interview, 2009

Interview

Tom Scott - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

Hillary

2016, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

Hillary - First Episode (excerpt)

2016, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

The Kick

2014, Writer - Television

Rage

2011, Writer, Producer - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

Separation City

2009, Writer, Producer - Film

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

2005 - 2006, Writer, Producer - Television

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

2005, Writer, Producer - Television

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

2005, Producer, Writer - Television

Reluctant Revolutionary

2004, Director, Presenter, Writer, Producer - Television

Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Writer - Television

Pavlova Paradise Revisited - Episode Two

2002, Subject - Television

Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Writer - Television

Holmes - Christmas Party

1997, Subject - Television

Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years

1997, Writer, Research, Associate Producer - Television

Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Writer - Television

Beyond a Joke!

1995, Subject - Television

Letter to Blanchy

1994 - 1997, Writer - Television

Fallout

1994, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

Fallout - Part Two

1994, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

Lynn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

1994, Subject - Television

Fallout - Part One

1994, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

Public Eye

1988 - 1989, Writer - Television

The Making of Footrot Flats

1986, Subject - Television

Footrot Flats

1986, Writer - Film

McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

1983, As: Himself - Television

Loose Enz - Press for Service

1982, Writer - Television

Nationwide

1974, Writer - Television