Aurélie  Mertenat

Aurélie Mertenat

Switzerland

Biography

Aurélie Mertenat obtained her degree from the Cinema Department at the Graduate Institute of Art and Design (HEAD) in Geneva in 2010. There she wrote and directed a short-film documen- tary (LA MAISON DE CEDRIC) and a short-film (TOUPIE) who both deal with characters breaking loose.

Filmmakers Albert Serra, Charles de Meaux, Miguel Gomez, Apitchatpong Weerasetakhul and Gianfranco Rosi have been sources of precious exchange and teachings to her. In 2013, she enrolled in the Torino AdaptLab screen-writing program with the Romanian writer Razvan Radulescu (4 MOIS, 3 SEMAINES, 2 JOURS).

In parallel, Aurélie Mertenat collaborates in producing numerous films, both documentary and fiction, as an assistant director and sound engineer (TABLEAU NOIR by Yves Yersin / LA MALADIE BLANCHE by Christelle Lheureux / LA MAISON DES FEMMES by Richard Dindo).

In 2011, she co-founded “Vue sur mer films”, an association whose goal is to produce ’auteur’ style cinema in Switzerland. She is also part of the filmmaker collective “Terrain Vague“.

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