Alan Bidard is an award-winning animation film director from the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean. During the two last decades, he has produced and directed animated feature and short films, animated series, documentaries and live-action films which won more than 60 awards and 250 nominations in festivals worldwide. In 2015, Alan Bidard made history in releasing the first animated feature film ever made in Martinique — Battledream Chronicle, awarded by 24 awards and 70 nominations worldwide. Then in 2018, he created the first Caribbean animated TV series awarded by 25 awards and 105 nominations worldwide. As for now, Alan Bidard is the only Caribbean animation film director who won that many recognitions. Opal is his second animated feature film.