Trevor Haysom has had an wide and versatile career in both NZ film and television industries. In 1984 he produced his first documentary for NZ television EVERY DANCERS DREAM, directed by Gregor Nicholas that won the 'Silver Plaque' award - 20th International Chicago Film Festival. He joined the company Film Konstruktion Ltd with Gregor and Frank Stark and produced his first feature USER FRIENDLY. He was associate producer on the feature film CRUSH directed by Alison Maclean (JESUS’ SON) in competition at Cannes International Film Festival 1992.
Trevor formed T.H.E. Film Ltd in 1991 and produced short films and documentaries for Television New Zealand's “Work of Art” series. During this period the company won numerous awards for shorts and documentaries, PACIFIC 3,2,1, ZERO winning the major prize at MIDEM, Cannes 1993 - the Croisette d'Or, and POSSUM, directed by Brad McGann, the most lauded NZ short film in 1998.
IN MY FATHERS DEN, was developed with writer/director Brad McGann, and attracted the UK company, Little Bird, successfully financing the film as an official NZ/UK co-production. The film went on to win the FIPRESCI PRIZE at Toronto International Film Festival 2004 and the YOUTH JURY AWARD at San Sebastian in the same year. IN MY FATHER’S DEN also became the 7th highest grossing NZ film in the NZ box office in 2004.
Trevor Haysom was awarded the inaugural “Producer of the Year’ in 2004 by SPADA in recognition of the success of IN MY FATHER’S DEN and the role as executive producer of the highly rated prime time animation TV series BROTOWN.
He went on to executive produce the Signature tele-feature series funded by NZ Film Commision. NZ On Air and Television NZ resulting in 2 features moving into production, APRON STRINGS and SHOW OF HANDS.
More recently he produced AFTER THE WATERFALL, starring Antony Starr and TRACKER, with Ray Winstone and Temuera Morrison.