Before studying at the Academy of Film and Television in Munich in 1995, Susan joined practical training as a forest ranger, cook and a veterinarian in the 1980ies. After secondary school and studying business and commerce she went in 1990 for longer stays in Italy and France, developing her photographic skills and working in the advertising scene . Already at filmschool she produced, shot and directed several films that were shown at festivals worldwide as well as on TV. For example 1999 L’AMOUR CHEZ TATI (ZDF/ARTE), 2000 OSTWÄRTS (ARD), 2003 NULLA SI SA, TUTTO S’IMMAGINA ... SECONDO FELLINI (ARTE). After a festival screening in Milano the Corriere della sera was delighted: "Fellini wouldn't have done it better“. Susan's first feature film after filmschool was finalised 2006 SHADOWS OF FATE, A REFUGEE CHILDHOOD (BR/Telepool). The documentary was shot in Chad/Afrika in a refugee camp with Darfuri children running away from war in Sudan. The german press wrote: "Touching!“or „Africa without any cliches. After the film you understand what it means to be a refugee“. In 2008 SOAP AND WATER (ZDF, Kleines Fernsehspiel) was out. The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "In the very best neo-realist tradition of Vittorio De Sica and his magnificent testaments to the valor of unnoticed people." Following this film Susan decided to spent a year to learn about the distribution business. In 2009 she distributed SOAP AND WATER for theatrical release on 35mm prints. Already at filmschool up to date she works also as a freelance camera person for documentary films all around the world. Her next feature film URMILA - MY MEMORY IS MY POWER (Al Jazeera) as shot in Nepal. It was pre-listed for the german film award LOLA, premiered at Hot Docs and is awarded internationally. After more than 12 years of following the idea to GESTORBEN WIRD MORGEN the film is ready by 2018.