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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

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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Hillary

2016, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Hillary - First Episode (excerpt)

2016, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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The Kick

2014, Writer - Television

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Rage

2011, Writer, Producer - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Separation City

2009, Writer, Producer - Film

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

2005 - 2006, Writer, Producer - Television

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

2005, Writer, Producer - Television

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

2005, Producer, Writer - Television

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Reluctant Revolutionary

2004, Director, Presenter, Writer, Producer - Television

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Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Writer - Television

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Pavlova Paradise Revisited - Episode Two

2002, Subject - Television

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Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Writer - Television

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Holmes - Christmas Party

1997, Subject - Television

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Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years

1997, Writer, Research, Associate Producer - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Writer - Television

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Beyond a Joke!

1995, Subject - Television

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Letter to Blanchy

1994 - 1997, Writer - Television

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Fallout

1994, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

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Fallout - Part Two

1994, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

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

1994, Subject - Television

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Fallout - Part One

1994, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

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Public Eye

1988 - 1989, Writer - Television

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The Making of Footrot Flats

1986, Subject - Television

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Footrot Flats

1986, Writer - Film

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McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

1983, As: Himself - Television

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Loose Enz - Press for Service

1982, Writer - Television

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Nationwide

1974, Writer - Television