The firebrands

The Firebrands

Created by Joanne Giger, Camille Rebetez and Delphine Lehericey

  • 2023
  • Switzerland, Belgium
  • 5 episodes – 52 minutes
  • VO French – subtitles FR, DE, IT, EN

Jura, 1973. Lulu, Chiara and Joe form an unbreakable friendship. In the span of four decades, they will manage to free themselves from the shackles of society and create a community and a visionary safe haven. The trio will spend their lives side by side while trying to build a world worth living for.

The Firebrands

Une websérie de Malou Briand et Raphaël Meyer

  • 2020
  • Suisse
  • 6 épisodes – 8 minutes
  • VO Français – sous-titres FR, DE, IT, EN

Des enfants abandonnés par milliers, condamnés à mourir en périphérie des villes…
Chaque année, une vingtaine d’entre eux se retrouve dans l’arène d’une émission de télé-réalité. Déterminés à ne pas retomber dans la misère, ils se livrent une compétition féroce pour empocher le pactole et se faire adopter par un couple de célébrités. Mais cette fois-ci, les règles changent.


Festival de la Fiction – La Rochelle
Geneva International Film Festival


Cast & Crew

Thomas Blanchard
Maya Sansa
Thibaut Evrard
Emilie Gavois-Kahn
Cyril Metzger
Jean-Benoît Ugeux
Marinel Mittempergher
Fotinì Peluso
Arcadi Radeff
Déborah Lukumuena

Created by
Joanne Giger
Camille Rebetez
Delphine Lehericey

Written by
Joanne Giger
Aurélie Champagne
Olivier Volpi
Delphine Lehericey
Camille Rebetez

Inspired by the comics
Les Indociles
Camille Rebetez and Pitch Comment

Directed by
Delphine Lehericey

1st assistant director
Marc Danier Gerber

Director of photography
Colin Lévêque

Emilie Morier
Léo Parmentier

Jürg Lempen

Sound editing
Valérie Le Docte
Sabrina Calmels
Alexandre Rocher

Benoît Biral

Original music
Nicolas Rabaeus

Art direction
Georg Bringolf
Sara B. Weingart

Anna Van Brée

Romaric Colombini

Laurence Rieux

Production manager
François Baumberger

Box Productions
Elena Tatti

RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Françoise Mayor
Patrick Suhner

Entre Chien et Loup
Sébastien Delloye

World Sales

Director’s bio

    • Delphine Lehericey comes from the theatre, first as an actress and director and then as a video artist. She organizes and participates in training courses for the direction of actors and produces objects filmed for scenographic purposes for dance or theatre. Her work with video gradually moves from documentary to fiction.

      In 2007 she directed Comme à Ostende, a medium-length film selected in particular in Locarno in the Filmmakers of the Present section.
      In 2009 she co-directed the documentary Les Arbitres with the producers of the show Strip-tease, selected at several festivals and distributed by Gaumont.
      In 2011 she made a documentary on designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard Mode in Belgium for Arte and RTBF and in 2013 her first feature film PuppyLove with Solène Rigot and Vincent Perez, was presented as an international premiere at the San Sebastian Festival and in many festivals.

      Between 2014 and 2016 Delphine directed the documentary Une cheffe et sa bonne étoile about a star chef for Arte and RTBF.
      She co-wrote the comic strip series Etoilé about the world of gastronomy for Dupuis and wrote her first comedy Le feu au lac, which tells the story of a family’s upheaval during the grandfather’s wedding with a man.
      In 2019, her second feature film Beyond the horizon is released, with Laetitia Casta and Clémence Poesy.