Tom Mcleod


Feature film - Comedy
Director: Hayden Weal
Writers: Hayden Weal and Tom Sainsbury
A buddy film with ghosts...

Pairing a stoner and a ghost cop, Dead showcases the comic talents of Tom Sainsbury and actor/director Hayden J Weal. Weal plays “wannabe super cop” Jayson Tagg, who after being murdered enlists the help of Dane Marbeck (Sainsbury) to help him stop a serial killer. Marbeck can see and talk to ghosts, thanks to a special “medication”. The cast also includes Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst and Tōmairangi Ihaia (Waru).

After previous musical collaborations with Weal including Hot Rob and Jack & Chops, Tom was invited to compose and supervise the music score, joining forces with Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) and William Philipson. The soundtrack album also features tracks from kiwi Tom Pierard as well as U.S power-pop songstress Chantal Claret.

The film was written by Tom Sainsbury and Hayden J. Weal (Director) and both of them star in it, alongside a host of NZ’s finest - including Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst, Jess Sayer, Tomairangi Ihaia and Cameron Rhodes.

Score composed by Tom McLeod, Jimmy Urine, William Philipson
Listen to soundtrack album (Spotify)