Verena Freytag was born in 1973 in Stuttgart. She studied at the Music Academy Stuttgart, followed by studies in Film and Television Directing at the German Academy of Film and Television Berlin (dffb). After graduating, she worked as a freelance director's assistant, line producer and casting director. She now lives in Berlin where she works as a freelance writer and director for film and television. A selection of her films include: KARAMUK (2011), SANIYES LUST (2003), GUTE ZEITEN, SCHLECHTE ZEITEN (TV series, 2006-2008), HERZFLIMMERN (2010), and BURNOUT (2010).