Olivier Godin makes films and writes for Hors champ. In 2014, a retrospective of his work was presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise. He directed and wrote, in just a few years, five feature films and numerous short films. Through small budgets and a commitment to speech and artisanal filmmaking, one finds in these films knives and swords, the occasional gun, saxophones and trumpets. In short, adventure!
André Habib somehow become professor of film studies at the Université de Montréal after working as a videostore clerk, while remaining a cinephile and critic, and without ever having been able to direct a movie. He joined the team of Hors champ in 2000, with Simon Galiero, Frédérick Pelletier and Nicolas Renaud. Since 2016 he is chief editor of the journal (with Renaud Desprès-Larose, Nour Ouayda and Olivier Godin). He has published over 250 articles and organized more than 30 public events. He is the author, among others, of La main gauche de Jean-Pierre Léaud (Boréal, 2015) and L’attrait de la ruine (Yellow Now, 2011).
Renaud Desprès-Larose discovered at a young age that he wanted to be a filmmaker and orient his life according to this passion. He later realized that it was not enough to love cinema, but that cinema had to love him back. Since then, he has devoted himself to this, against all odds (i.e. against the “cinema world”). He has been an Hors champ collaborator since 2015.
Nour Ouayda is a filmmaker, film critic and programmer. She is a co-editor of the Montreal-based online film journal Hors champ. She is deputy director at Metropolis Cinema Association in Beirut where she also coordinates the Cinematheque Beirut project. Her films and writing research the practice of drifting in cinema.
Donato Totaro received his PhD in Film & Television from the University of Warwick (UK), supervised by the late Victor F. Perkins, and has been a Film Studies lecturer at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) since 1990. He is the editor of the longest running monthly online film journal, Offscreen, and has written hundreds of articles and authored numerous audiovisual essays. He is a pillar of the Montreal cinephile community, most notably in the field of genre and horror cinemas.
Derek Hogue has been for close to 20 years designing and developing websites for publishers, artists, musicians, and non-profits across Canada and beyond from his home base in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also is the drummer for the instrumental rock band Agassiz.
Dominique Ethier is a graphic designer and has been active in the field of image branding and typography. He has been an unyielding reader of Hors champ since the beginning.