Hannah Samuel is a Naarm/Melbourne-based writer. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a BFA: Screenwriting, Hannah worked in-house at Matchbox Pictures for three years across their diverse slate of shows. Hannah wrote episodes of the children’s television series Soundtrack to My Teenage Zombie Apocalypse (ABC Me) in 2022. Hannah wrote an episode of Rock Island Mysteries (Fremantle/Nickelodeon), released in 2022. The series was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) award for Best Children’s Program in 2022. Hannah also wrote episodes of The PM’s Daughter (Fremantle/ABC) for season one and season two, which was also nominated for an AACTA award for Best Children’s Program in 2022. In 2020, she wrote Wentworth: The Fall Girl, a narrative podcast series for Audible, which was Highly Commended for the Mona Brand Prize in 2022. In 2021, Hannah received Film Victoria project development funding for a children’s series she co-created, The Cliffs.
Hannah has contributed to a wide range of children’s and adult television story rooms. She writes to make space for people of colour within narratives long reserved for white people. Her work centres on POCs, whose cultural and racial identity are only one part of their complex, messy and joyful story.
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