Georges Schwizgebel, born in 1944 in Reconvillier in the Bernese Jura. Paradoxically, it is the influence of his parents which, at the age of 15, leads him to start training in painting at the School of Fine Arts. He meets Daniel Suter at the School for Decorative Arts. They soon dream of producing cartoons in their future studio – GDS. Both are employed in an advertising
In 1970, an order for an animated part for two documentaries leads to the three apprentice animators turning self-employed. The team starts to produce credits for French speaking Swiss television. Le vol d’Icare earns Schwizgebel a study prize of sufficient importance to enable him to produce Hors-jeu. His career as an independent film maker takes off.