Growing up between France and the Netherlands, Alizée developed a passion for multicultural stories at a young age. After a BA Film Production at the Arts University Bournemouth (UK) and FAMU Prague (Czechia), she graduated with an MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths University London. From there, she started working in script development.
Working on a freelance basis, she is currently script editing a live-action feature film while also working as a script consultant for Amazon Studio, and as a reader for Entertainment One. Previously, she script edited an animated TV series for Nucco Brain Studio and wrote digital content for Wildbrain Studio. In 2019 she was a jury member of the BAFTA Children’s Awards. By working across the film, TV, animation, and web content sectors internationally, she gained a strong understanding of the current media industry alongside a deep knowledge of storytelling in different formats.
Outside the script development world, she also writes prose and is currently working on her first novel. In 2016, one of her short stories was long-listed for the Borders – Penguin Random House Short Story Competition. When not writing, you will most likely find her country hopping, brainstorming new initiatives, or learning foreign languages.
Find out more: https://www.alizeemusson.com/
As part of Euroscript, she teaches writing web series.
Q: What is the first film you ever remember seeing?
A: Pocahontas, at the cinema. I remember a few images from the film but above all I was mesmerised by how gigantic the cinema screen was!
Q: What's the fictional journey that you'd most like to take?
A: Travelling through Middle Earth as the only girl in the Fellowship in Lord of the Rings of course!
Q: What's the best opening in your opinion?
A: Tough, as there's more than one. Though The Matrix by the Wachowskis and Amelie Poulain by Jean Pierre Jeunet are probably on the list. At the cinema, I'd say that it's definitely the opening scene of the Two Towers as we dive down into the mountains (can you sense that I'm a Lord of the Rings fan yet?). I wasn't expecting it, and I've never felt such a strong impression of vertigo at the cinema ever since. It was as if I was literally plunging into the story's world.
Q: Where do you like to write?
A: In cafes during the day, at home during the night, and on any form of transportation all 24 hours round.
Q: What's the most memorable line of dialogue?
A: "Les rêves, la vie, c'est pareil! Ou alors ça ne vaut pas la peine de vivre"
"Dreams, life, they're the same! Otherwise life isn't worth living"
- Jean-Louis Barrault in Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) by Marcel Carné
Q: What's your favourite web series?
A: There are many. The first one that I've watched and loved was Visitor from the Future.