After studying psychology and following a professional training course in acting (Les Ateliers du Sudden and the Studio-theatre in Asnières), Lise Akoka worked in casting and coaching children for film, thus combining her two passions.
In 2014 she met Lisa Akoka as they were casting for Rudi Rosenberg’s film Le Nouveau, for which they auditioned together more than 4 000 young non-professional actors during several months.
In 2015, they directed together the short film Chasse Royale, awarded in several festivals and which won the Illy Award at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, in 2016. The film was then nominated for Best Short Film at the César awards in 2017.
In August 2018 they directed a documentary for the Hobbies, broadcast on CANAL+ in September 2019.
Alongside writing their first feature film, Les Pires, shooting in summer 2021, they also wrote and directed Tu Préfères, a mini-series for Arte.tv which was broadcast in June 2020.
Photo: ©Frédéric Bourret