Meryll HARDT

Film Editor, Compositeur, Script Writer


Meryll Hardt

Born in eastern France , Meryll studied Performing Arts in Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg. After some internships in television and video production, a meeting with the dance company Jean Gaudin led her to performance. Through this collaboration she rediscovered Buster Keaton’s and Jacques Tati’s cinemas . Meryll left France for Belgium and produced with no budget her first video performances, sound and musical pieces at the School of Graphic Research (Brussels). At the end of these studies in Visual Arts, she’s rewarded with great distinction. She also gets the discovery price at ISELP , Festival of Films on Art, for Yeah I’m still searchin’. This thirty minutes documentary essay pays homage to the artist Bas Jan Ader. It sets the foundations of her future researches, the utopias of modernity, the relationship between body and context, the oscillation between abstraction and figuration. In 2012 , back in France with the support of Fresnoy national Studio of contemporary arts , she directs her first fiction, « A Radiant Life ». She plays the main character, an official’s wife moving with her husband at Le Corbusier Radiant City of Marseille in 1952. Meryll sketches her cinema with her body . Combining performance and photomontage in her writing , she carves her script through the figure, the character, the energy in motion as a suit put on for the occasion.

Feature films


Cinéfondation, 2014Director, Actor, Editing, Music, Screenplay