Born in 1969 in Sion, Frédéric Mermoud directed noted short films like The Staircase , awarded Best short film at the Swiss Film Award, and Rachel nominated for a Cesar. In 2009, his first feature film, Complices , is presented in Locarno Film Festival and receives Best Script at the Swiss Film Award. In 2012, he directs four episodes (5-8) of Canal+ series Revenants, awarded of an International Emmy Award. He gets back to swiss cinema by directing Moka (2016) with Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye, which has a big critical an commercial success. He focuses then on thriller and directs six episodes of the Canal+ Engrenages series. He also directed the writing and production of around 40 ECAL (Art school of Lausanne) students.