Nicolas Pariser was born in Paris in 1974. In 2000, after studying law, philosophy, art history and cinema, he has become a film critic for the magazine Sofa and subsequently worked with Pierre Rissient for four years. Between 2008 and 2013, he made three short films. In 2015, his first feature film, The Great Game won the Louis Delluc prize for a first feature. Alice and the Mayor is his second feature.