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1 form y separately published work icon With Sparkles Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Jessica M. Thompson ) Australia United Kingdom (UK) : See Saw Films , 2020 20268939 2020 single work film/TV
1 form y separately published work icon Nine Perfect Strangers Samantha Strauss , David E. Kelley , John Henry Butterworth , ( dir. Jonathan Levine ) Australia : Hulu Made Up Stories Blossom Films , 2020 19897433 2020 series - publisher film/TV Nine stressed strangers, all city dwellers, spend a ten-day retreat at a boutique health-and-wellness resort.
1 form y separately published work icon Toxic Shock Syndrome Samantha Strauss , Australia United Kingdom (UK) : See Saw Films , 2020 16958791 2020 single work film/TV
1 2 form y separately published work icon The End Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Jessica M. Thompson et. al. )agent Australia United Kingdom (UK) : See Saw Films , 2020 16958739 2020 series - publisher film/TV A multi-generational drama that focuses on people's attempts to die with dignity.
1 2 form y separately published work icon The New Legends of Monkey Jacquelin Perske , Craig Irvin , Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Gerard Johnstone ) Australia New Zealand : See Saw Films Jump Film & TV , 2018-2020 11053700 2018 series - publisher film/TV fantasy historical fiction

An adaptation of 西遊記 (Journey to the West), one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, The Legend of Monkey 'follows a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world.'

Source: Media release ( (Sighted: 20/04/2017)

1 2 form y separately published work icon Dance Academy : The Movie Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Werner Film Productions , 2016 9626463 2016 single work film/TV

'Former ballet student, Tara Webster, was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation before a devastating injury crippled her career. Over the last eighteen months she has tried to move on but cannot get over her dream of dancing professionally with the National Ballet Company. In her quest to defy the odds in a near impossible comeback, Tara leaves her life and love behind in Sydney and travels to New York, determined to prove she still has what it takes. But as the rejections pile up, and Tara tears herself apart trying to fit the unrelenting ballet mould, she must learn to find, and trust, her own voice before she loses everything that truly matters in the dogged pursuit of who she thought she was, rather than who she has become.' (Production summary)

1 2 form y separately published work icon Mary : Making of a Princess Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Jennifer Leacey ) Australia : FremantleMedia Australia Network Ten , 2016 8570346 2016 single work film/TV

'Twenty-eight-year-old Mary Donaldson has all but given up on love when one night she goes to the pub and meets a prince. But falling in love is the easy part, compared to what it takes for an Australian girl to become the future Crown Princess of Denmark.'

Source: Screen Australia.

1 form y separately published work icon Not for Nothing Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Daniel Nettheim ) Melbourne : Werner Film Productions ABC Television , 2013 7224629 2013 single work film/TV

'During the final episode of Dance Academy, it's judgment day. The Third Years sit before the Company panel and learn their fate — whether they'll be offered a professional contract with the National Ballet Company or not.

'Meanwhile, one of the gang is transported on a very different journey.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 8/4/2014)

1 10 form y separately published work icon Wonderland Jo Porter , Sarah Walker , Christopher Burke , Sarah Smith , Alicia Walsh , John Ridley , Marieke Hardy , James Walker , Margaret Wilson , Sarah Walker , Jeffrey Truman , Samantha Strauss , Kirsty Fisher , Nick King , Lally Katz , Josephine Dee Barrett , Clare Atkins , ( dir. Darren Ashton et. al. )agent 2013 Australia : FremantleMedia Australia , 2013 6135670 2013 series - publisher film/TV romance humour

'Set in a beachside apartment building in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Wonderland concentrates on four very different couples navigating the humorous and sometimes painful minefield of love, friendship and life in the 21st century.' (Source: Network Ten website)

1 form y separately published work icon Family Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : ABC Television Werner Film Productions , 2010 Z1766802 2010 single work film/TV 'It's Open Week at the Academy and Tara discovers she is embarrassed by her unsophisticated parents, especially around her new boyfriend Ethan. Her mum later reveals that the farm is in serious financial trouble and her expensive tuition fees aren't helping. Meanwhile, Kat's mother reneges on her promised family holiday and Sammy's father also disappoints by failing to show up to watch him dance. Abigail is stuck at home in bed and finds a friend in Sammy.' Source: (Sighted 17/03/2011).
1 form y separately published work icon Week Zero Samantha Strauss , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : ABC Television Werner Film Productions , 2010 Z1736469 2010 single work film/TV children's

'Tara arrives at the Academy excited about the year ahead. As she struggles to fit in, she learns the hard way to respect her teachers and find true friends.'

Source: Australian Television Net website,
Sighted: 28/10/2010

1 48 form y separately published work icon Offspring Imogen Banks , John Edwards , Debra Oswald , Debra Oswald , Tony McNamara , Leon Ford , Ben Chessell , Jonathan Gavin , Michael Lucas , Christine Bartlett , Tommy Murphy , Kylie Needham , Ian Meadows , Charlie Garber , Samantha Strauss , Li-Kim Chuah , Rachel Givney , Alice Bell , ( dir. Shirley Barrett et. al. )agent 2010 Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2010- Z1733890 2010 series - publisher film/TV

'Born out of the telemovie of the same name, Offspring is a contemporary drama series about Nina Proudman, a thirtysomething obstetrician and her fabulously messy family. Following the Proudman family's adventures searching for love, fulfillment and balance in the chaos of modern life, Offspring is about the life forces that drive us all: love, sex, babies, food and music. Stylistically fresh and visually exciting, Offspring mixes conventional narrative drama with flashbacks, graphic animation and fantasy sequences, showcasing the vibrant world of Fitzroy, Melbourne, where Nina and the extended Proudman family go about their unpredictable daily lives.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive.

1 3 form y separately published work icon Dance Academy Samantha Strauss , Joanna Werner , ABC Television (publisher), Greg Waters , David Hannam , Sam Carroll , Liz Doran , Sarah Lambert , Alicia Walsh , Emily Ballou , Kirsty Fisher , Josh Mapleston , Keith Thompson , Max Dann , David Ogilvy , Michael Miller , Samantha Strauss , Deborah Parsons , Matt Ford , Ellie Beaumont , Roger Monk , Shanti Gudgeon , Melina Marchetta , Holly Phillips , Courtney Wise , ( dir. Ian Watson et. al. )agent 2010 Australia Melbourne : ABC Television Werner Film Productions , 2010- Z1732091 2010 series - publisher film/TV children's

A co-Australian and German television series, Dance Academy revolves around Tara Webster, a young woman who has grown up on property in outback Australia all the while dreaming of becoming a dancer. When she makes it into the National Academy of Dance, Tara realises that her life is about to change forever. As the series progresses, she also comes to realise that she is not alone in this journey.

1 3 form y separately published work icon H2O : Just Add Water Chris Anastassiades , John Armstrong , Sam Carroll , Philip Dalkin , Max Dann , Kirsty Fisher , Joss King , Susan MacGillicuddy , Anthony Morris , Chris Roache , Samantha Strauss , Robert Armin , Simon Butters , Deb Cox , Caroline O'Meara , Jo Watson , ( dir. Colin Budds et. al. )agent Victoria : Jonathan M. Shiff Productions , 2006-2010 Z1844067 2006-2010 series - publisher film/TV fantasy children's young adult

Three young girls accidentally stumble on a tidepool on a secret island; when bathed in moonlight, the tidepool transforms them into mermaids, with great powers over water--but also a tendency to sprout a tail whenever they come into contact with water.

The original three mermaids--Emma, Cleo, and Rikki--separate at the end of season two, when the actress playing Emma left the show. In season three, another character, Bella, is added: Bella had become a mermaid in an unrelated incident some years earlier.

The mermaids also face various antagonists, ranging from rivals (e.g., the antagonist for season two, Charlotte, who manages to obtain similar powers from the moon pool) to those who wish to exploit the mermaids for their own profit.

As with Jonathan M. Shiff's other productions, the program is aimed largely at young teen audiences.