Born in 1977, Graz, Austria. Graduated from an alternative high school with a focus on the arts. She then studied scriptwriting and dramaturgy at the Vienna Film Academy under Professor Walter Wippersberg, graduating with a thesis entitled "The Dramaturgy of the Short Feature Film".
For the feature Fräulein (dir. Andrea Staka) she and her co-writers were awarded a Swiss Film Prize for Best Screenplay, while the film itself took the Golden Leopard for Best Film at Locarno. Since 2000 she has shot seven shorts. The Fatherless is her feature film directorial debut. (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)