Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are French filmmakers. The two are known for working on their projects together, with both men co-directing and Bustillo writing the script. They list their influences as Dario Argento, Roman Polanski, Clive Barker and John Carpenter. Their first film was Inside, a controversial horror film about a pregnant woman stalked by a madwoman who wants her child for herself. The film was cited as an example of the new wave of French horror films and was a critical success that brought international attention on Maury and Bustillo.
After the success of Inside, Maury and Bustillo were attached to at separate times to Halloween II, the sequel to Rob Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's Halloween as well as the remake for Clive Barker's Hellraiser. In both cases, they left the project. Says Maury, "We decided not to go to the United States to do a remake or a PG-13 movie; we want to do original things." Their current project Livid is set for release in 2011. The two are also set to do a segment on Paris, I'll Kill You, a horror film anthology set in Paris, France.