Teddy Lussi-Modeste is from the traveller community, and was born in Grenoble in 1978. After studying literature, he went to La fémis. In 2004 he made EMBRASSER LES TIGRES, DANS L'OEIL in 2006 and JE VIENS in 2008, which was selected for Premiers Plans. In 2010 he moved into making features with JIMMY RIVIÈRE, a film which he wrote with Rebecca Zlotowski. The film’s script was selected for the Festival’s Ateliers in 2007, and was read as part of the feature film screenplay readings in 2009.