Growing up between France and the Netherlands, Alizée developed a passion for multicultural stories at a young age. After studying 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 reading scripts for international competitions and production companies including A Thousand Films in partnership with Sid Gentle, and Entertainment One among others. In 2017, she joined Euroscript as a script editor while working with independent companies on a freelance basis. Most recently, she script edited an animated TV series for Nucco Brain Studio and is currently script editing a live action feature film in development. Overall, she has worked across the film, TV, animation, and web content sectors. In 2019, she was a jury member of the BAFTA Children’s Awards.
Outside the script development world, Alizée also writes prose and is currently working on a first novel. In 2016, one of her short stories has been 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, writing animation, and manages the package your script mentorship.
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.