YVONNE MARIA SCHAEFER, actress (SAG/AFTRA), awarded producer and world traveler, founded in 2008 the film production company YMC Films in New York and in 2012 a branch in Germany. She is involved in over 50 international films. Productions include, FORGET ME NOT (2009) directed by Federico Castelluccio, with Peter Greene, "The Child", an adaption of a bestselling novel by Sebastian Fitzek, with a star cast, released in theatres (2012), CHECKMATE, KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER (2013), premiering at the AFME, supported by Robert Redford, HOME STAY (2018), BERLIN I LOVE YOU (2018), with Hayden Panettiere, the action film THE OTHER PATH (2019) shot in Istanbul and YMC's documentary co-productions like STICK EM UP RELODED (2015), THE CUBAN HERD (2016) and GLORY PERU (2018).
As an actress she can be seen in CHECKMATE, THE CHILD, THE BROOKLYN BANKER, HOME STAY, LITTLE WEST 12th STREET and more.
Yvonne consults on many international film productions, is executive advisor for various companies including Mercaptor Discoveries Pharmaceuticals, where she was Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board.