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- OSCAR QUALIFYING AWARD
- Best Short Film at the International Wildlife Festival 2019
- Audience at Sedona int film fest
If you can dream it we can make it!
YKMD aims to produce quality, commercially driven, live action and animation for film and television. Specialising in scripted content, we create, develop and produce original ideas from both our in-house team, and from emerging and established talent. YKMD’s goal is to bridge the gap between Africa and the Globe, exposing the diversity of stories coming out of the African continent.
YKMD founders Emmanuel Castis and Aurelie Stratton met many, many...ahem years ago at Drama School and became close friends. In fact they often cannot believe they are not related!
They share a passion for storytelling and always wanted to create projects that not only entertain but also inspire. It was through this shared passion that they joined forces and You Kicked My Dog Productions was born.
What's in a name?
You kicked my dog Productions, a company name that people notice. Many have asked where we found our unique name. The name comes from a cool bird we once knew. He would say this phrase often and in fact he is the voice of our animated logo.
His name was Jeremiah and he was the coolest feathered dude we ever knew.
RIP Jeremiah, we miss you!
Based on actual events, the dramatic film details the rhino poaching epidemic from the perspective of the three characters most directly affected: the ranger, the poacher, and the rhino.
Shot in South Africa in early-2018, this multi-award winning short film was directed by award-winning Toby Wosskow and executive produced by Sir Richard Branson.
Produced by YKMD, Whirlow Park Pictures, The Televisionaries & Broad River Productions, Sides of Horn has won various international short film festivals including:
Edmonton International FIlm Festival 2019 - Grand Jury Winner - Best Short Film
MANIFF 2019 - Jury Prize Best International Film
Sedona International FIlm Festival - Audience Choice 2019
Winner of Ladima Foundation Film Festival Highlighting women during Covid, this microshort was written and directed by Aurelie Stratton and highlights the hidden abuse of women in lockdown.
Jo and Bec are sisters and can only communicate through video calls during level 5 lockdown. Jo has not been taking Bec's calls because she is hiding something.
Lockdown has been more dangerous for Jo than Bec realizes.
Produced by YKMD & Bourn Pictures.
In conjunction with KZN film commission. Written by Nick and Heather Costaras.
A family of traditional, conservative Greeks are forced to face their outdated world-views when an affluent Zulu family moves in next door.
A comedic chain of events unfolds as they grapple with entrenched stereotypes and find friendship and community in the most unexpected places.
A co-dependant 40 year old woman rehabilitates an abused pitbull after the death of her beloved yet narcissistic mother. Through the process of caring for the dog it slowly dawns on her that she has been abused herself.
Written by Sivan Raphaely & Aurelie Stratton, Brute is in pre-production and will be shot in 2022.
Drama series created by Aurelie Stratton and Sivan Raphaely
Inspired by a series of true events, Chemo and Coke tells the tale of a husband and wife in flux.
'I was doing Chemo, he was doing coke'
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