The director, George Sifianos, was born in Greece in 1952. He holds a PhD in film aesthetics animation
, from the Sorbonne University and professor emeritus at EnsAD in Paris, where he founded the department of animation
studies in 1995. He has lectured at universities in Europe, India, Korea, Japan and China.
As a member of the PSL academic research group, SACre (EA 7410), he is interested in the renewal of animation film formats
, particularly from the point of view of cognitive sciences. The approach animation The "blind" used in the film "The Blind Writer" is part of this research. His other research work concerns forms of motion analysis (animation),
which he spotted in the Parthenon Frieze.
His book Aesthetics of Animation Cinema received the 2014 McLaren-Lambart Award for Best Academic Book from the Society for Animation Studies
and the Hemingway Fellowship in 2015.