Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1982, she studied directing at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She won the German Short Film Award in Gold for her documentary CIGARETTA MON AMOUR – PORTRAIT MEINES VATERS (2006). She followed this with multi-award-winning short films ESCAPE (2011) and A GIRL'S DAY (2014) which both screened at numerous international festivals. In 2017 she made the television film Du warst mein Leben which was nominated for a Grimme Award. FAMILY LIFE is her first feature-length documentary.