Alain Ughetto, a French filmmaker specialised in animation, made his first short film L' Echelle in 1981, which won a césar for best animated short. Ughetto was awarded this prize again for La Boule in 1984. Between 1986 and 1998 he worked as a reporter for various TV channels, and went on to make two documentaries for chanel France 3. In 2013, his first animated feature film Jasmine was released in theatres and nominated by the European Film Academy for best European animated feature film for 2013. Ughetto lives and works in Marseille.