Lucas Malbrun is a graduate of EnsAD Paris. His graduation film Quand le fleuve se tait… won the short film award at the Toronto Film Week 2016. He then directed La Clé des champs, an episode of the series En sortant de l’école broadcast for France Télévisions. With Marie Larrivé, he directed the music video Tropicool for Gablé and Saba, which led to an exhibition at the Cité internationale des arts. His next project, The Emperor on the Balcony, was awarded a writing residency at the Villa Medici in 2023.