David Ernaux, son of Annie and Philippe Ernaux, was born in 1968. He grew up in Annecy and Cergy-Pontoise. After studying science, he turned to science journalism and contributed to the programs E=M6 and C'est pas sorcier. He then wrote and directed the mini-series Théâtre des machines, Corpus, Art and Sport for the platforms Universcience and CANOPE. The Super 8 Years is his first feature length documentary.