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Sam Carroll is a prolific television script-writer, working particularly (though not exclusively) in children's and young adults' television programs.

After working on the American-Australian co-production Flipper, Carroll came to the attention of Patricia Edgar at the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF), who described her as 'a young woman who had not yet been spoiled by the demands of writing formulaic drama' and as writing with 'youth and vitality' (Bloodbath: A Memoir of Australian Television, Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 2006, p.401). For the ACTF, Carroll wrote Noah and Saskia, writing the character of Saskia while veteran ACTF script-writer Chris Anastassiades wrote Noah.

Carroll has been a key member of Jonathan M. Shiff Productions' core writing staff, contributing a high number of scripts to such Shiff productions as The Elephant Princess, H2O: Just Add Water, Lightning Point, Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji, Scooter: Secret Agent, and Wicked Science. She has also written scripts for animated television programs.

Carroll has also worked as a script editor on series including Scooter: Secret Agent and Mortified.


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Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon The Deep ( dir. Trent Carlson ) Australia Canada : Nerd Corps Entertainment A Stark Production , 2015-2019 7810230 2015 series - publisher film/TV science fiction children's

Animated series about the Nekton family, deep-sea explorers.

For a full list of episodes and authors, see Film Details.

2017 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Award Children's Television – C Classification For two episodes: 'Beware the Sentinels' (Thomas Duncan-Watt) and 'Finn Comes Aboard' (Rachel Spratt).
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
form y separately published work icon Mako Mermaids Mako : Island of Secrets ( dir. Grant Brown et. al. )agent Australia : Jonathan M. Shiff Productions , 2013-2014 6897015 2013 series - publisher film/TV young adult fantasy

'When fifteen year-old Zac goes camping on Mako Island, he has no idea his every move is being monitored by real-life mermaids Sirena, Nixie and Lyla, whose job it is to ward off trespassers. When he comes into contact with the magical waters of the Moon Pool on the night of a full moon, Zac is given a taste of Mako's powers, waking the next day to discover he has been granted fin-like feet and the power to control water…causing all sorts of trouble for Sirena, Nixie and Lyla.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 10/1/2014)

2015 winner Australian Teachers of Media Awards Best Children’s Television Program Season 2
form y separately published work icon The Worst Year of My Life–Again ( dir. Pino Amenta et. al. )agent Australia : Worst Year Productions Pty Ltd , 2013 Z1917855 2013 single work film/TV children's fantasy 'When Alex King goes to bed on the eve of his 15th birthday, he's relieved that the last disastrous year is finally over. But when he wakes up, time has reset itself and he's going to have to relive the worst year of his life all over again.' (Source: Screen Australia)
2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
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