Born in 1975 in Montreal, Nicolas Brault is a graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal in graphic design. He won the National Film Board of Canada’s Cinéaste recherché(e) contest in 2000, allowing him to direct the film Antagonia, which was screened at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival and at CINANIMA, where it picked up an award. He then explored Inuit culture with his short film, Islet (2003), as well as African oral traditions with Hungu (2008). In his film, The Circus (2011), which was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 37th César Awards, Brault depicts his memories of the death of his mother. Since 2012, he developed a series of short non-narrative films and immersive projections around the human body. From this series, Foreign Bodies (2013) won the "Off - Limits" award at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival in 2014.