Stephane Gerard

*1987, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

A student of the renowned French film critic, Nicole Brenez, he has worked on several research subjects from politically active gay cinema to the links between the entertainment industry and cinema. With a strong interest in archive film, he continues to include them in his documentary and experimental film projects. He's currently involved in cinema studies, at the Universite de Marne-la-Vallee and Universite de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. He also works on projects for the French National Library (BnF), the French film board (CNC) and the Pompidou Centre's annual film festival, Cinema du Reel.

GERARD Out loud HD 3

Out Loud / France / 2011 / 5' / 4:3

Virtual lives allow people to mold themselves into as many new identities as they want. In the end, no one really knows who is behind any of them anymore. However, this other reality hasn't completely taken over humanity, and sometimes there is still authentic, loud and colourful laughter behind the ordinary “lol”.