Yolanda Ramke graduated with a Bachelor of Screen Production & Digital Media from Griffith University, majoring also in Applied Theatre, and has gone on to kickstart a promising career as a screenwriter and director. Having cut her teeth working for a number of years and in many departments in Australian television, Yolanda went on to write and co-direct the 2013 Tropfest finalist short film, Cargo. The project became an online sensation, amassing over 13 million views on YouTube, and attracting the interest of international producers. In 2015, Yolanda’s first feature screenplay, an expansion of Cargo, won the inaugural Gateway LA Script Development Program Award via Australians In Film. In 2016, Yolanda earned her first Australian Writer’s Guild (AWGIE) nomination for the “Short Form” project Cold Hearts, co-written with Danielle Baynes. That same year, Yolanda went on to co-direct the feature adaptation of Cargo alongside Ben Howling. The film, which stars Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Freeman, will be the first Australian feature to be released globally as a Netflix Original.


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