Director and animator Elie Chapuis comes from the Swiss city of Lausanne, but he studied animation in France at the prestigious EMCA (École des Métiers du Cinéma d'animation, Angoulême). As an animator, focusing on puppet animation, he took part in a number of successful international projects. Among other films, he worked on Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and his most recent film Isle of Dogs. He also collaborated with Claude Barras on his short films and his successful feature film My Life as a Zucchini (2016). He also worked on the films Max & Co. (2007, dir. the Guillaume brothers) and O apóstolo (2012, dir. Fernando Cortizo). Elie’s directorial debut was the short puppet film Impostor (2013)and he was the main animator of Nicolas Liguori’s television special The Wind in the Reeds (2017).