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After Dawn

a film by

France | 24' | 08/2023 | fiction

The light of dawn rises in a rose-colored sky overlooking imposing tower blocks. It's the beginning of an odyssey set at the heart of a public housing district following the lives of Yves, a thirty something Berlin based artist, Hamza, a 14-year-old deaf boy, and Déborah, a lonely basketball coach.

Yohann Kouam


After film studies at I.A.D, Belgium, Yohann Kouam studied foreign languages in order to discover the world.
He lived in cities including Berlin, Barcelona and Seville. These journeys have always been a major source of inspiration for his screenplays, which are often multilingual stories following nomads. After 4 short films, he felt the urge to completely challenge his approach to filmmaking. After Dawn is the first project to emerge from this artistic introspection.


  • After Dawn – 2023 – short film
  • From San Francisco with Love – 2016 – short film
  • The return – 2013 – short film
  • Lea’s Sunday – 2011 – short film
  • Fragments of Lives – 2008 – short film
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Director: Yohann Kouam
Screenplay: Yohann Kouam
Producer: Alta Rocca Films: Jean-Etienne Brat & Lou Chicoteau
Cinematographer: Balthazar Lab
Sound Recording: Thibaut Sichet
Sound Edit: Titouan Dumesnil
Sound Mix: Thibault Macquart
Editor: Juliette Kempf
Production Designer: Valentine Gaultier Fell
Cast: Mexianu Medenou, Chloé Lecer, Rayan Bourouina


coming soon


Press Materials

EPK: Click here

Stills & directors’ photos: Click here

English and French dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Not available