-Who is Yvonne Lucrezia Condrau?
My name is Yvonne Lucrezia Condrau, born, raised, and lived in Switzerland until 1993 and then found my way to New York City. I work in 5 languages fluently: English, Swiss German, German, French and Italian.
I’m a Drama/Romance Screenwriter that currently has an eight-time Award-winning Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay “A Scottish Gem.” At the request of Michele M. Rodger, I’ve written the Feature Screenplay and hold the copyright on “A Scottish Gem” which is based on her published novel (Carole’s Story…A Scottish Gem). This compelling, true story with a strong female lead of indomitable spirit and working her magic has all the hallmarks of a drama and great romance that will leave audiences spellbound and touched. It’s a story that people can relate to on some tangible and emotional level even though Carole isn’t the daughter of someone famous but simply “the girl next door.”
I draw inspiration from my vibrant imagination and execute my creative vision with a keen eye for detail.
Once I relocated to New York City, I worked as a Language Instructor, cross-cultural Advisor as well as a Translator for a Nickelodeon/Viacom TV Documentary. I also gained great insight into the industry as a featured Extra in numerous well-known movies/TV Shows such as “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Interpreter,” “Stay,” “Law & Order CI,” etc.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management & Office Supervision from Lucerne, Switzerland, and New York University, NYC, and studied Advanced Screenplay Writing at New York University, NYC.
Can’t wait to see my eight-time Award-winning Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay “A Scottish Gem” being sold/produced and on the silver screen very soon!
Looking for representation.
Unique traits: – My glass is ALWAYS half full – Addicted to outdoor activities and dancing. Never afraid to speak up for the “underdog.” Volunteered at local Human Trafficking Org in various aftermath healing programs through artwork.
If I hadn’t become a Screenwriter, I definitely would have turned my other passion to professional Gourmet cooking.
-What inspired you to become a Screenwriter?
I’ve been a storyteller ever since I was a little girl and already captured my childhood audience with my compelling stories, wrote for a newspaper but never pursued a career. But then, a few years ago, my wonderful Papa’s passing inspired me to finally dare to follow my dream.
–Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
Yes, for sure! But it’s a “two-way street.” It all depends on whether it’s a positive or negative influence because especially our younger generation is much more vulnerable and targeted to be influenced by social media and movies.
What would you change in the world?
Live, let live, end every war, find peace within and in the world, and find a cure for every single disease.
–Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
Bringing the wonderful, amazing classics back! Movies that captured the audience, that had true meaning and their cinematography was true art!