Zero Weeks  A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT AMERICA'S family leave crisis

CONTACT US

Yellowing Productions
Office:  312-373-0042
Mobile: 312-907-2509
E-mail: zeroweeksfilm@gmail.com

yellowing productions



our values

Yellow Wing Productions is an award-winning production company specializing in documentaries. We're committed to preserving stories and inspiring change with films that educate, heal, and transform both individuals and communities. Yellow Wing Productions makes an active effort to create employment opportunities and creative outlets for women and minorities. Only 4% of films are directed by women (2% by non-white women). We want to right this wrong. All of our films are produced, edited, and directed by women.  

OUR work
Yellow Wing’s first feature film, FISH OUT OF WATER, directed by Ky Dickens, explores the seven Bible passages notoriously used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. The film has screened in hundreds of universities and churches, and has been translated into Russian, Spanish, Italian, and French Creole. It is hailed by both LGBTQ activists and Protestant clergy as one of the most reconciling films of the past decade. FISH OUT OF WATER won the prize for Best Documentary at the Reeling International Film Festival, the prize for Best Documentary at the Show Me Social Justice International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Louisville LGBT Film Festival, and won the Audience Award Runner Up at the Tall Grass Film Festival. It was a showcase film at the Rhode Island International Film festival and was the runner up for the After Ellen Visibility Prize for "Best Festival Release with a Lesbian Character" in 2009. Golden Globe nominated Kaki King created the original score for FISH OUT OF WATER. The film, distributed in North America by FIRST RUN FEATURES, can be found on Netflix, Amazon, Borders, and iTunes. Internationally, the film is distributed on television OTPL Worldwide and Sideways Films. 

SOLE SURVIVOR, Yellow Wing’s second feature film, profiles four people who were the only survivors of otherwise fatal plane crashes. Eschewing sensationalism, SOLE SURVIVOR puts a face on survivor’s guilt and offers an in-depth look at the crippling impact of PTSD.  SOLE SURVIVOR was acquired by CNN FILMS for theatrical and broadcast distribution. The film premiered on the network in January 2014 to critical acclaim and won “Best of Fest” at DocUtah and “Best Feature Film” at the Midwest Film Festival. SOLE SURVIVOR has been covered on news outlets LA Times, USA Today, The Today Show, and The View. 

ZERO WEEKS, is Yellow Wing Production’s current feature film. The feature-length documentary is about the maternity leave crisis in America. The film profiles women from around the world, revealing the stark disparity and unnecessary stress faced by American families. The film is currently in production, set to be released in 2016.   Yellow Wing’s Creative Director, Ky Dickens, was also tapped to direct VOTE NAKED ILLINOIS, a get-out the vote campaign, conceived of by Equality Illinois, Kevin Hauswirth, and Ky Dickens. It might have had the single largest media impact on voter turnout in Illinois history. This highly captivating get-out-the-vote commercial was discussed as the "video of the day" on Fox News’ The O'Reilly Factor. The commercial, sponsored by Rock The Vote, Roosevelt University, and Equality Illinois inspired over 70,000 absentee ballots through its mail-in program.
 

​OUR awards
NOTABLE AWARDS:
- Achievement in Directing Focus Award, Ky Dickens
- Jury prize - Best Documentary, Show Me Justice International Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Best Feature Film of 2013, BEST OF THE MIDWEST AWARDS (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Jury Prize - Best Documentary, Reeling International Film Festival  (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Audience Award, Louisville LGBT Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Best of Fest Selection, DOC UTAH 2013 (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Audience Award Runner Up, Tall Grass Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- HUFFINGTON POST - "Top 15 Films to Look Forward to in 2013" (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Filmmaker Magazine - "Top 10 Picks for the DOC NYC Film Festival" (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- PBS POV - "Ten Films to Look Forward to in 2012" (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Indiewire - Project of the Month (SOLE SURVIVOR)
​- After Ellen Visibility Prize - Best Festival Release with a lesbian Character (runner-up) (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Ky Dickens named to New City's "Film 50" List - 50 artists shaping the film culture in Chicago.


NOTABLE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
- Official Selection - Traverse City Film Festival (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Official Selection - DOC NYC (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Official Selection - Austin Film Festival (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Official Selection - Nashville Film Festival (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Official Selection - Napa Valley Film Festival (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Official Selection - Atlanta Documentary Film Festival 2013 (SOLE SURVIVOR)
- Official Selection - Indianapolis International Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Outfest (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Tallahassee Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Torino Film Festival, Italy  (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Side By Side Festival, St. Petersburg Russia (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - TLVFEST, Israel (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Citizen Jane Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)
- Official Selection - Louisville LGBT Film Festival (FISH OUT OF WATER)