After her studies at the Fine Arts Academy of Saint-Etienne, Catherine Buffat (b. 1966) worked as an opaquer, inbetweener and stop-motion animator. In 1998, she illustrated the children's book The Ogre (Editions du Ha Ha!). From 1998 to 2004, she animated puppet films (La Cancion du microsillon by Laurent Pouvaret, A Love of TV's by Denis Walgenwitz) and worked as a graphic designer. Her path crossed Jean-Luc Gréco at Folimage 17 years ago, and their collaboration gave birth to eight short films.