Stéphane Riethauser was born in 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva. Over the years, he has been working as a teacher, gay activist, photographer, editor, journalist and translator – before becoming a television director. He is the author of “A visage découvert
”, a photography book about coming out (Ed. Slatkine, 2000), and has created numerous documentaries and reports for Swiss Radio Television RTS (2003-2008). He also produced and co-directed documentary feature “Le Temps Suspendu
” on painter Marius Borgeaud (Lambda Prod, 2007). Since 2009, Stéphane Riethauser has lived and worked as an independent filmmaker in Berlin. In 2012, he released his first fiction short film “Prora
” (15 awards and 120 festival selections wordlwide).