Tom Mcleod
Pecking Order
Into The Rainbow
Entering The World
When We Go To War - Charles Betrayed
3_Mile_Limit - Pirates
Title Theme and Score Selections
Dancers -
Jack and Chops - Opening Titles
Mitre 10 Dream Home - Title Theme  [opening]
The Present - Machines Gone Mad
The God Painter-Theme [opening]
Blankets_tension intrigue
Girl Vs Boy - EP5 Opening + Titles
Spuren der Vergangenheit
Hot Rob-Finale & End Title
Dr Grordbort's The Deadliest Game Score [Tom McLeod]
Brian's Theme
Der Zauber von Neuseeland
Entscheidung_des_Herzens - Coming Home
Man_Alone
Daytime Tiger
Sehnsucht nach Paradise Island
Whakatiki
Alone Against The Tasman
Big Break
Lost In Wonderland
Karaoke High
One Night Only - theme
Amazing Extraordinary Friends
Karma
The Killian Curse 2
Maiden Voyage
Secret Agent Men
Cut To: Music-Demo Recording
Revelations
The Tribe
Atlantis High
Television and Film




Pecking Order

Feature Documentary
© 2017
This feel-good, feather-ruffling flockumentary follows a group of witty and distinctive poultry obsessives trying to peak at nationals as their 148-year old club crumbles around them. 



It is set for release in 2017.



Music by Tom McLeod

Into The Rainbow

Feature Film
Director: Norman Stone
© TW Films 2017
A 3D fantasy adventure film starring Willow Shields, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Lei Wu, Christy Chung, Joe Chen, the film is a co-production between China, U.K and New Zealand. It is set for release in 2017.



Two troubled teenage girls, Rachel and Grace, discover an incredible natural phenomena and find themselves transported to China. Chased down by an obsessed scientist and her mysterious international organization, they must find a way to restore nature before catastrophic storms destroy the entire Pacific and threaten the

Music by Tom McLeod

The Art Of Recovery

Feature Documentary
2015 New City Films


'The Art Of Recovery' directed by Peter Young is about the artist driven community projects that have sprung up in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes such as "Gap Filler", which are helping to shape an exciting and vivid new Christchurch… while the Government-led CERA has somewhat different ideas about how to go about rebuilding a city.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

When We Go To War

Drama mini-series
© Jump Film and Television


As 2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, TV ONE commissioned the six-part television event "When We Go to War".

A historical saga, it tells the story of six young men and women who, in 1914, are full of plans and dreams for the future.

Score by Tom McLeod

3 Mile Limit

Feature Film
Directed by Craig Newland
© No. 8 Films 2014
No.8 Films


A true story about the rise of Radio Hauraki in mid-'60s New Zealand. In an effort to break the government's state-broadcasting monopoly and bring rock n' roll to the young Kiwi masses, a group of rebel DJs set out on a boat named Tiri and broadcast from international waters. Stars Matt Whelan, David Aston, Dan Musgrove

Music score composed by Tom McLeod

Girl Vs Boy - Season 2

comedy, drama
Directed by Thomas Robins & David Stubbs
© KHF Media 2014


Winner - Best Original Music in a Series

[APRA Silver Scrolls 2014]



The small-town craziness continues on an epic level... The Norwegians bed themselves into The Bay in every way possible, while Maxine prepares for the role of her life - carrying the hopes and dreams of The Bay winning 'The happiest Suburb in New Zealand' competition squarely on her shoulders... all culminating in an unlikely musical finale as 'The Bay blows the competition

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Dancers

Short Film: Drama
© an MSD Production


For two kiwis living in Nigeria, a blind date turns into a nightmare when they are taken hostage by a local militia. As hope of any escape fades, they find a connection through the walls.



Written by Casey Whelan, Directed by Louise Leitch and starring Sophie Henderson ("Amie") and Matt Whelan ("David").

Music & Lyrics by Tom McLeod
(vocal chant featuring Sam Manzanza)

Jack & Chops

Web-Series
2 point 21 films
When 1987 crime-fighting dynamo-detective-duo Jack and Chops chase down their arch nemesis Dr. Q, they get more than they bargained for - accidentally being thrown forward through time to 2014, creating ripples in the time vortex to unleash who knows what from who knows where or who knows when.



Theme Song by Tom McLeod

Mitre 10 Dream Home

TV reality series
Director Leon Sefton, Producer Tina McLaren
©TVNZ 2013
TVNZ


2 families race to design, build and complete their dream home over a series of action-packed weekends, in this re-vamped new version of the classic DIY show...



Tom teamed up with old Hutt comrade, now composer & DJ - Bruce Gainsford for this TV2 series.

Music by Tom McLeod

The Present

Short Film: drama/fantasy
Directed by Thomas Robins, written by Sarah Boddy
© Godwit Films 2013
Godwit Films
A stressed banker and a cleaner’s curious young daughter share a fleeting and unlikely friendship as they play in an office one evening.

Music by Tom McLeod

The God Painter

Short Film: drama
Director Pavel Kvatch, Producer Helmut Marko, writer Joe Ryan
A family of Russian immigrants has a fraught relationship with their neighbour.

Music by Tom McLeod
featuring Justin Firefly (guitars/balalaika/banjo)

Blankets

Short Film: drama
Director Louise Leitch, Producer Melissa Dodds, Writer Casey Whelan
© an MSD Production
An MSD Production


Jack spends an afternoon alone in his room, reliving the magic of a teenage love story and the tragic events that threaten to tear it apart. As he considers his world without his girl, he is left questioning what it really means to do the right thing.

Music by Tom McLeod
featuring Sarah Lineham [vocals] "Won't You Tell Me"

Girl Vs Boy

TV series
Produced / Directed by Thomas Robins & David Stubbs
� KHF Media 2012
From the Emmy Award winning creators of "Reservoir Hill" comes New Zealand's first romantic whodunnit comedy. With plenty of heart, hotties and hoebags, it promises to be a pretty special little small-town epic...



Music by Tom McLeod

Spuren der Vergangenheit

tele-feature (90 mins): romance; Germany / NZ
Director: Christoph Schrewe
© Polyphon / GFC 2012


Set in NZ and based on the Emilie Richards novel "Good Time Man", this romantic drama follows the story of an orchestral pianist's quest to find her birth mother. The film stars Gesine Cukrowski, Oliver Bootz, Saskia Vester, Olga von Luckwald and Rawiri Paratene, and was produced for ZDF by Henrik Meyer.

Music by Tom McLeod

Hot Rob

Short Film: action-comedy
Director: Andy Campion
© Activate Films 2012


"Hot Rob" is the story of one man - car salesman Rob Hart, and his love for nubile car-yard receptionist Anna, which leads him into and out of danger, and then back into it again - culminating in a spectacular and destructive finale on Wellington's waterfront that is indeed quite 'Hot'. Hot Rob will premiere very

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Dr Grordbort's "The Deadliest Game"

Short Film: Steampunk Sc-fi, 3D animation
Director: James Cunningham
© Media Design School 2012


Award winning filmmaker James Cunningham has created the first ever film for globally recognised property Dr. Grordbort's, with full support from Greg Broadmore (creator) and Richard Taylor (co-owner of Stardog and Weta Workshop). Working with advanced 3D production students at the Media Design School, Cunningham and screenwriter Nick Ward tell the story of inter-planetary adventurer Lord Broadforce on his imperialist mission to conquer other worlds on behalf of the British empire. Imposing his beautifully destructive weaponry, he also gives a valuable 'lesson' along the way to an eco-friendly American

Music composed by Tom McLeod

The Last Dogs Of Winter

Feature Documentary
Directed by Costa Botes
© 2011 Chilli Dog Films / Lone Pine Films
Official Selection - Toronto International Film festival 2011, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2011, Sydney Film Fest 2012, NZ International Film Fest 2012



Set in the small arctic town of Churchill, Manitoba, this film explores one man’s little-known struggle to preserve the rarest registered breed of dog in the world – the Canadian Eskimo dog (Qimmiq) - from

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Der Zauber von Neuseeland

tele-feature: romance; Germany / NZ
Director: John Delbridge
© Polyphon / GFC 2011


Adapted from the Emilie Richards novel "Duncan's Lady" the story follows Duncan Sinclair, who reluctantly returns home with his young daughter to Puhoi, New Zealand, to negotiate with his estranged mother over the sale of the now dilapidated family hotel. Upon meeting the unconventional new local doctor Mara Turner, Duncan's view of the old small town softens, and he is forced to confront his painful

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Entscheidung des Herzens

tele-feature: romance; Germany / NZ
Director: John Delbridge
© Polyphon / GFC 2011
Adapted from the Emilie Richards novel 'Whiskey Island". When Casey Donavan returns to her country home after many years, she is surprised to find her sister and the family farm on the brink of bankruptcy. Despite a welcome change of scenery and the rekindling of an old flame, Casey appears to have a secret of her own.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Netherwood

Feature Film; western / thriller
Starring Owen Black, Will Hall, Miriama Smith, Peter McCauley, Mick Innes, Peter Rowley
© Netherwood Films Ltd
Official Selection - New Zealand International Film Festival (Christchurch) 2011.



Set in a fictional backwater and filmed in the beautiful limestone hills of Waipara, north of Christchurch, Netherwood stirs a hefty dose of hardboiled Southern Man stoicism into a modern day Western thriller. When Stan (Owen Black) enters the small country town Netherwood and unwittingly inherits a prime piece of land coveted by a local wealthy landowner, what ensues is a conflict over land, driven by a primal battle between men for power and dominance.

Music composed by Tom McLeod, songs by Delaney Davidson
featuring Delaney Davidson (guitar) and Justin Firefly (guitar/mandolin/banjo)

Daytime Tiger

Feature Documentary
© Lone Pine Films
Official Selection - NZ International Film Festival



A portrait of New Zealand writer Michael Morrissey – an up-close encounter with an extremely intelligent man in the grip of bipolar disorder. It’s also a harrowing portrait of marriage vows tested to the extreme.



[clips coming soon...]

Music composed by Tom McLeod. Additional Music by Harley Green

Sehnsucht nach Paradise Island

tele-feature: romance / adventure; Germany / NZ
© Polyphon / GFC 2011


Based on the Emilie Richards novel ‘Secret Of The Opal’, this is a story about love, adventure and the search for great fortune.



[clips coming soon...]

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Whakatiki

Short Film: Drama
Director: Louise Leitch; starring Mabelle Dennison, Jim Moriarty
© Floodlight Film Productions
Official selection in 18 festivals, including Trbeca Film Festival (New York) and winning Best Short Film at Montreal First People's Festival.



Kiri, an overweight Maori woman, takes a trip to the Whakatiki River where she spent so many summers as a girl. With her goes her husband Dan, his friend Seb and Seb’s newly arrived and beautiful cousin, Josie. The place awakens powerful memories for Kiri, and as tensions mount and the facade of Kiri and Dan’s relationship rapidly crumbles, Kiri is drawn to an unexpected

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Alone Against The Tasman

TV docu-drama
© Gibson Group 2011


A story of courage and discovery, this docu-drama retraces the journey of kiwi trans-Tasman solo rower Shaun Quincey on his remarkable journey from Australia to New Zealand. Only the second person to row the crossing solo, Shaun achieved this feat more than 30 years after his own father Colin rowed the Tasman in the opposite

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Candyman

Feature Documentary
The David Klein Story
© Lone Pine Films
Directed by Costa Botes


Official Selection-Hot Docs, 2010. Winner Director's Choice Award - Ricon International Film Festival 2010. Official Selection - NZ International Film Fest. 2010. Official selection - Documentary Channel (U.S) Premiere documentaries of 2010.



The amazing true story of David Klein, inventor of one of America's most iconic candies - the jellybelly jellybean. Revealing both sides of the American dream, the film explores this colourful eccentric genius and his bittersweet adventures in the world of candy.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Lost In Wonderland

Feature Film; Documentary
© Lone Pine Film and TV Productions 2009
Director: Zoe McIntosh / Producer: Costa Botes


WINNER of two Qantas Film & Television Awards 2010. Official Selection FIFO - Tahiti Pacific Film Festival 2010. Official Selection - NZ International Film Fest 2009.



He’s a straight bloke who likes to wear dresses.

Cop, farmer, public figure and crusading lawyer, Rob Moodie has never been shy about sticking up for what he believes in and sticking it to the male ethos. Moodie’s extraordinary life, career and personality are examined in this documentary that’s as colourful as its subject matter.

Karaoke High

TV series; Prime-time drama
© TVNZ 2006
Director: Thomas Robins/John Callen
New Zealand's answer to Fame, follows the aspirational journey of 5 teens who chase their dreams at an elite performing arts academy. Featuring an all-original soundtrack (including over 30 songs) the series showcases a wide range of music and dance - from hip hop to ballet.





Music and lyrics by Tom McLeod

One Night Only

TV series; Light Entertainment
© TVNZ 2009
Hosted by Jordan Vandermade (The Singing Bee) and Clinton Randall (Just The Job), One Night Only pitches two teams of regular people from all walks of life against each other for a cash prize.



The teams are given vocal and dance training, and whisked into the limelight of the studio to perform songs as a group, a duet and as a solo artist. As Musical Director, Tom oversaw talent selection, repertoire selection and arrangement, vocal training and also conducted the live orchestra for the studio performance.

Titles and theme music composed by Tom McLeod, featuring Bella Kalolo

Amazing Extraordinary Friends

TV series 1, 2, 3; Drama-comedy:
© Greenstone Pictures 2006, 2007


WINNER "Special Prize" Seoul International Drama Awards 2011. WINNER Best children’s /youth programme, Qantas Awards 2008, Finalist-Roma Fiction Festival International 2008.



Geeky teenager Ben Wilson discovers a mysterious insignia which turns him into the super-hero Captain Extraordinary. With a little help from his friends, Ben must do battle with the evil Nemesis Corporation and an assortment of comic villains.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Karma

Short Film: Drama
© Isola Productions 2005
Director: Damon Fepuleai
When Colin commits what he thinks is a harmless crime, he inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events and soon discovers that what goes around certainly does come around.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

The Killian Curse 2

TV Series; Children’s horror-comedy
© TVNZ/Flow Productions 2007
Director: Thomas Robins
21 curses. 21 students.1 undead principal with revenge on the curriculum... When the students of Killian High awaken a 100 year old curse, they must each defeat their own personalised demon or lose their soul. Creature designs by the Academy Award-winning team from WETA.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Maiden Voyage

Tele-Feature; Action
© Carlton America 2003
Director: Colin Budds
A relaxing security job on a pleasure cruise turns into a dangerous rescue mission, as Kyle Considine (Casper van Dien) battles to regain control of a hijacked ship, and free its passengers.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Secret Agent Men

TV series 1, 2; Drama-comedy:
© Greenstone Pictures 2003, 2004


WINNER Best Children's Programme - Qantas Media Awards; Finalist for Best Original Music - NZ Screen Awards



Teen secret agent Jack West and his friends must battle the forces of evil to save the world... and finish their homework.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Cut To: Music

Short Film Competition
Winning Film: "Eden" / Runner Up: "Beautiful as we are"
© Oran Franco 2008 / Dell McLeod 2008
Director: Oran Franco / Dell McLeod
Tom was commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to compose a 6 minute score for the innovative new short film competition CUT TO: MUSIC in which filmmakers were then required to create a film to fit the music.



The winning film Eden (below) was screened onstage during a concert at Auckland’s Aotea Centre in July 2008, and the orchestra performed the score live to picture – led by visiting Australian conductor Brett Kelly.

Music composed by Tom McLeod

Revelations

TV series; Family Drama
© Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment 2002
(AUDIO CLIP ONLY)

An anthology in which 16 year old Jess experiences a journey through life and time, interacting with people of all ages, walks of life and periods of history.



Arranged/Orchestrated by Tom McLeod

The Tribe

TV series; Teen Drama
© Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment Ltd 2001
(AUDIO CLIP ONLY)

A failed scientific experiment has left the world without adults. With no one to guide, rule or protect them, the children must build a new world... in their own image.

Music composed by Raymond Thompson, Adam Thompson
Arranged/Orchestrated by Tom McLeod

Atlantis High

TV series; Drama comedy, teen spoof
© Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment 2002
(AUDIO CLIP ONLY)

16 year old nerd Giles Gordon, moves to Sunset Cove - a town that appears perfect in every way - apart from the wacky school teachers, secret agent classmates and an alien presence that nobody else seems to notice.

Arranged/Orchestrated by Tom McLeod