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Vanessa Vanderstraaten

Mentored by established writers and producers, Vanessa’s stories infuse a sensitivity for language and nuance with a deep understanding of the breadth of human experience.

Vanessa graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in English Literature in 2011, and has worked as an actor for over a decade. It is this study of how text, emotion and performance combine that has informed her screenwriting career over the last 5 years, and made her an asset in many writers’ rooms.

Selected Screenwriting Credits: Lion Mums 4, S.P.Y., After Dark, The Cheaters App, The Teenage Textbook Returns, Titoudao, The Deep End, The Fifth Floor.

Accolades: Nominated Best Actress. New York Festivals - TV & Film Awards 2020


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