Traces of Nuts

Kristen Dunphy, Michelle Offen


Helicopter parents wrestle for control of the P&C, the tuckshop menu and hapless staff in a bid to guarantee their nut free, lactose-intolerant childrens’ success.


A ten-part half-hour comedy drama. Blackbutt Primary – a modest public school in a traditionally working class suburb – has been invaded by a new breed. Helicopter parents, ex-celebrities and corporate sharks fight to get their offspring onto zone sports teams and into Gifted and Talented programs. They battle for …

About Kristen Dunphy

Kristen Dunphy has had 25 years’ experience writing, story producing and script editing drama for Australian television. In 2012, she was awarded the Foxtel Fellowship in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to Australian screenwriting to date. She...Read more about Kristen Dunphy

About Michelle Offen

Michelle is a television writer, story and script editor. She has had her work screened on all Australian television networks with credits across several genres including crime (Hyde and Seek, East West 101, Rush), mystery (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), animation (Tashi, The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill), children’s live action (Conspiracy 365, Sam Fox, Play School), as well as action adventure such as Wild Boys and serial (Home and Away and Neighbours). She won an AWGIE for East West 101 (Season 1) and has received two NSW Premier’s Literary Award nominations and two QLD Premier’s Literary Awards for episodes of East West 101 (Haunted By The Past and The Price of Salvation).

Kristen Dunphy, Traces of Nuts
Kristen Dunphy
Australian Screenwriter Michelle Offen
Michelle Offen