Samantha Strauss

Samantha Strauss is a writer and producer for television and film. She co-created the hit Australian teen drama series DANCE ACADEMY and more recently created and wrote Australian comedic drama, THE END.

Dance Academy has been seen in over 160 countries and has been nominated for two International Emmys and won the Most Outstanding Children's Series Logie awards in 2012 and 2013. Samantha brought the show to the cinema when DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE was filmed in Sydney and New York, directed by Jeffrey Walker.

The concept behind THE END began 19 years ago and the vision was realised by See Saw and made for Foxtel, Showtime and Sky Atlantic. The 10 Episode series delves into a story of three generations trying to figure out how to live and die. The series is currently nominated for two 2022 Logies and starred Frances O’Connor, Harriet Walker and Noni Hazlehurst.

Samantha is currently working on projects for Film and Television.

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The End

The End wastes no time establishing the spiky tone prevalent throughout this very witty and entertaining black comedy and drama series, which pries open a topical conversation from an irreverent perspective.

Dance Academy The Movie

Strauss – who also scripted the telemovie Mary: The Making of a Princess – is a writer of real flair. A former teen dancer, she knows the milieu like the back of her hand and is not ashamed to take delight in an all-Aussie phrase like "pity pash".

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