Of Swiss and South African origins, Antoine Russbach was born and lived in Geneva until he was 20. He studied directing and screenwriting in Belgium at the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion de Louvain-La-Neuve). In 2008, he co-directed Michel with Emmanuel Marre. The film received numerous selections and awards in festivals, notably in Tehran, Angers, Brussels and Paris. In 2009, he directed Les bons garçons, his graduation film, in competition in Angers and in international competition in Clermont-Ferrand. His first feature film Ceux qui travaillent was released in 2018 and won numerous awards in festivals.