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David Epiney was born in Geneva in 1976. After training in drawing and animation, he worked as a graphic designer at Atelier Pfund, before founding production company Alina Film together with Eugenia Mumenthaler in 2008. Their first film – Abrir Puertas y Ventanas by Milagros Mumenthaler – won the Pardo d’oro at the 2011 Locarno Film Festival. They would then go on to produce La Clé de la Chambre à Lessive (Grand Prix SSR at Visions du Réel 2013), Une Jeunesse Allemande by Jean-Gabriel Périot (Panorama, Berlin), La Idea de un Lago (Locarno 2016), Autour de Luisa by Olga Baillif (Mostra Sao Paolo 2017), El Año del Descubrimiento by Luis López Carrasco (Rotterdam, Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel, 2 Goyas), Azor by Andreas Fontana (Berlinale/Encounters), El Agua by Elena Lopez Riera (Directors’ Fortnight) and Nuit Obscure by Sylvain George (Locarno 2022). David Epiney was also chosen to participate in the Producers on the Move programme at Cannes 2012.