In 2018, Vanessa was nominated for an AWGIE for Best Australian Television Drama Script for the comedy/drama series The Wrong Girl (Channel Ten). She also wrote for Love Child (Channel 9) and The Secret Daughter (Channel 7). Vanessa is now working with Gaumont/Kudos and Amazon Prime, and is developing a half hour comedy she created, Somebody Else’s Life, optioned by the BBC. Vanessa has also been commissioned by the BBC to write a pilot for her comedy series Porn Again, and is adapting a novel for Gaumont and Netflix. A regular participant in a wide variety of drama and comedy writer’s rooms, Vanessa is a sought-after storyliner with a great flair for comedy and poorly-behaved but endearing female protagonists.
Prior to moving to Australia, Vanessa has worked extensively in television drama in New Zealand as both writer and director. She produced and directed Being Eve, the International Emmy-nominated teen series which sold to more than 40 territories worldwide. In 2012, Vanessa wrote and directed series one of the primetime comedy Agent Anna (TVNZ), starring Roy Billing and Robyn Malcolm, and was the set-up director for Outrageous Fortune. For a full CV please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.