Yolanda Ramke is an award-winning screenwriter, director and actor based in Sydney, Australia.
In 2013, Ramke wrote, performed in and co-directed the Tropfest finalist film, Cargo, with Ben Howling. A viral success online, it garnered over 13 million views on YouTube, as well as rave reviews from pop culture sites such as Short Of The Week, Upworthy, BuzzFeed, Devour, Cracked and i09, and an international festival run (including several Academy Award® accredited events).
In 2015, Ramke's screenplay for the feature adaptation of Cargo was announced as the inaugural winner of Australians In Film's "Gateway LA Prize", topping the annual Aussie List (Australia's answer to the Hollywood Black List and UK's Brit List). That same year, Ramke secured her first Australian Writer's Guild (AWGIE) nomination for the short film, Cold Hearts, which she co-wrote, co-directed and performed in with Danielle Baynes.
In 2016, Ramke made her feature co-directing debut alongside Howling with their expanded take on Cargo, produced by AACTA® award-winner Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook) and Samantha Jennings (Causeway Films), and US producers Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Addictive Pictures). The film stars BAFTA® and Emmy Award® winning actor, Martin Freeman, and will be released worldwide in 2018 as Australia's first "Netflix Original" feature.
Yolanda Ramke is represented by CAA.