Maximilien Van Aertryck and Vincent Bitaud are two French filmmakers. They live in Paris and Gothenburg and found each other working for a film magazine during the Cannes Film Festival. Together they embarked on a very particular passenger ferry to make the short film Icebreakers, which premiered at Visions du Réel in Switzerland in 2012.

In Matrimania, their first feature, they went to India and followed the photographer Mahesh Shantaram as he travelled across the country to document the weddings of the Indian upper class.