Tom Mcleod


Tom’s dynamic musical background spans many worlds, bringing a diverse range of influences to his work in film and television, theatre and orchestral projects.

In 2015 Tom won the “APRA Best Original Music in a series" award at the APRA Silver Scrolls for the second year running with TV show Girl Vs Boy. In 2016 he was a finalist again in the feature film category with his score for The Art Of Recovery.

Tom has composed musical drama series' for television, has co-written musical comedy tv pilots and stage musicals, written songs for films, and collaborated with some of New Zealand's most respected recording artists.

His recent screen work includes creating the theme music for the New Zealand Story - Inside Stories campaign, scoring feature documentaries Camino Skies and Pecking Order, as well as family feature Kiwi Christmas, and the 3D feature Into The Rainbow - recording with Filmorchester Babelsberg in Berlin and mixing with Grammy Award winning music producer Matt Howe in Doha.

In 2018, Tom wrote the score and songs for NZ's largest locally produced stage musical City of 100 Lovers, and he is currently collaborating on a new opera project Star Navigator, with composer/lyricist Tim Finn.

Previous work includes scoring the 6-part TV drama series When We Go To War, feature films Netherwood and 3 Mile Limit (nominated for Best Score at the NZ Film Awards), and acclaimed feature documentaries The Last Dogs Of Winter, Candyman and Lost In Wonderland. He has scored several tele-features for German network ZDF produced by Polyphon, as well as NZ television series' The Killian Curse, Amazing Extraordinary Friends, Secret Agent Men, and the musical drama series Karaoke High.

Tom has collaborated with many NZ music artists including Pass The Gat (Warren Maxwell, Thomas Oliver, Louis baker) The Phoenix Foundation and Luke Buda, and has produced and arranged albums such as Tim Beveridge’s Come Rain Come Shine for Sony Music (recorded with the Buddy Childers Big Band in Los Angeles), and The Spirit Symphony with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

As Music Director, Tom has worked on stage musicals, television dramas and light entertainment shows, is one half of a Duelling Pianos act, and occasionally gets to perform his comic, faux Las Vegas cabaret persona "Tommy Love".




Fight For The Wild - Documentary Series (dir. Peter Young) 2021

DEAD - Feature Film (dir. Hayden Weal) 2020

Woman In Blue - Short Film (dir. Jack O'Donnell) 2020

Camino Skies - Feature Documentary (dir. Noel Smyth & Fergus Grady) 2019

Chips -  Short Film (dir. Karen Kelly) 2019

City of 100 Lovers - Stage Musical [Musical Comedy Production] (dir. Tony Stimac) 2018

New Zealand Story "Inside Stories" - Web-Promo series [commercial] 2018

Kiwi Christmas - Feature Film (dir. Tony Simpson) 2017

Monomoko "Love Your Lines" - Web-Promo [commercial] (dir. Tim Christie) 2017

Tama - Short Film (dir. Jared Flitcroft & Jack O'Donnell) 2017

Pecking Order - Feature Documentary (dir. Slavko Martinov) 2016

Into The Rainbow [aka The Wonder] - Feature Film (dir. Norman Stone) 2016

Hypothermia - Short Film (dir. Pavel Kvatch) 2015

The Art Of Recovery - Feature Documentary (dir. Peter Young) 2015

Act Of Kindness - Feature Documentary (dir. Costa Botes) 2015

When We Go To War - TV drama mini-series (dir. Peter Burger) 2015

Jack & Chops - Web Series (dir. Andy Campion / Hayden J. Weal) 2014

Girl vs. Boy - TV drama/comedy SEASON 3 (dir. Thomas Robins/David Stubbs) 2014

Dancers - Short Film (dir. Louise Leitch) 2014

3 Mile Limit - Feature Film (dir. Craig Newland) 2013

Mitre 10 Dream Home - TV reality series SEASON 11 (dir. Leon Sefton) TVNZ, 2013

Girl vs. Boy - TV drama/comedy SEASON 2 (dir. Thomas Robins/David Stubbs) 2013

Blankets - Short Film (dir. Louise Leitch) 2013

The God Painter - Short Film (dir. Pavel Kvatch) 2013

The Present - Short Film (dir. Thomas Robins) 2012

Girl vs. Boy - TV drama/comedy series SEASON 1 (dir. Thomas Robins/David Stubbs) 2012

Spuren der Verganganheit - Tele-feature for ZDF (dir. Christoph Schrewe) 2012

The Gospel Of John - Booktrack score - New Testament (dir. Jacqueline Coats) 2012

Hot Rob - Short Film (dir. Andy Campion) 2012

Dr Grordbort presents: The Deadliest Game - Short Film (dir. James Cunningham) 2011

The Last Dogs Of Winter - Feature Documentary (dir. Costa Botes) 2011

Der Zauber von Neuseeland - Tele-feature for ZDF (dir. John Delbridge) 2011

Entscheidung des Herzens - Tele-feature for ZDF (dir. John Delbridge) 2011

Netherwood – Feature Film (dir. Cristobal Araus Lobos) 2011

Daytime Tiger - Feature Documentary (dir. Costa Botes) 2011

Sehnsucht nach Paradise Island - Tele-feature for ZDF (dir. Thomas Hezel) 2011

Whakatiki - Short Film (dir. Louise Leitch) 2010

Living With Ivy - Short Film 2010

Candyman: The David Klein Story - Feature Documentary (dir. Costa Botes) 2010

Alone Against The Tasman - TV Docu-drama for TV1 (dir. Roz Mason) 2010

One Night Only - TV talent show entertainment series for TV2, 2009

Lost In Wonderland - Feature Documentary (dir. Zoe McIntosh, prod. Costa Botes) 2009

The Amazing Extraordinary Friends - TV drama series for TV2 (Greenstone) 2006-2008 [3 SEASONS]

The Killian Curse 2 - TV drama series (TVNZ) 2007

Karaoke High - TV drama series (TVNZ) 2006

Karma - Short Film (dir. Damon Fepuleai) 2005

Tommy Love - TV comedy pilot (Prime) 2004

Maiden Voyage - Tele-feature (Carlton America, dir. Colin Budds) 2003

Secret Agent Men - TV drama series for TV3 (Greenstone) 2003-2004


music director:

City of 100 Lovers - Stage Musical Production 2018

Tommy Love - Live Entertainment TV pilot (TV3) 2010

One Night Only - Live entertainment TV series (TVNZ) 2009

Revelations - TV drama series (Cloud 9) 2002

The Tribe - TV drama series (season 4) (Cloud 9) 2001

Atlantis High - TV drama series (Cloud 9) 2001

Young Entertainers - Live entertainment TV series (DSP) 1997-1999

Showcase - Live entertainment TV series (DSP) 1997-1998

The Gong Show - Live entertainment TV series (DSP) 1997




You Got My Love - Barnaby Weir / Tom McLeod - from "Kiwi Christmas" (single)

Kiwi Christmas - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (composer / producer)

Art Of Recovery - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (composer / producer)

A Hero's Tale - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (composer) - SOUNZ recording

Happy Endings - The Phoenix Foundation (strings arranger)

Vesuvius - Luke Buda (strings arranger)

Karaoke High - soundtrack (unreleased) (composer / producer)

Come Rain Come Shine - Tim Beveridge (arranger / producer)

The Spirit Symphony - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (arranger / producer)

Fever: A Peggy Lee Story - Sarah Lineham (arranger / producer)

The Tribe - Abe Messiah (second edition - 3 tracks - arranger / producer)