Proud of her Polish heritage and fascinated by the influence of Polish artists on early cinema, Yvonne has a passionate interest in Pola Negri, the first foreign film star to be contracted to a Hollywood studio, namely Paramount in 1922.
POLA is a feature spec script co-written with Lea Sellers, a British writer based in London.
In December 2021, POLA ranked #10 on Coverfly's THE RED LIST in the category of Historical Feature as well as being listed in the top 1% of all scripts submitted to Stage32 in 2021. The project has also garnered nine finalist industry awards.
Yvonne is currently working on a number of historical screenwriting projects for film and streaming.
POLA Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Biography Caught in the Hollywood machine, Paramount’s first foreign film star struggles with fame, love and a hostile press.
VOID Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical ⋄ War During the first six weeks of WWII, Dr. Renate — a determined German psychiatrist — embarks on a personal mission to save mentally ill patients from becoming victim to the first Nazi Zyklon B experiment on Polish soil, during which her inner demons and guilt resurface, forcing her to confront the moments leading up to her daughter’s tragic death.
Quarterfinalist, SWN Screenplay Competition, Goldman Award
Semifinalist, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
Finalist, ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition
Finalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Semifinalist, Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship
Semifinalist, Filmmatic Screenplay Awards - Drama (5th)
Semifinalist, WeScreenplay Feature Contest
Quarterfinalist, TSL Free Screenplay Contest
Quarterfinalist, Shore Scripts Feature Contest
Kings College London