Ines Thomsen was born in 1975 in Pinneberg. After spending some time in Paris, she worked as a first and second camera assistant in New Zealand and Germany. During her studies at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam, she spent a year at the ESCAC film school in Barcelona. Her award-winning films include: sportfrei (short, 2000), Cantando La Vida (short, 2002), Spielgefaehrten (short, 2004), Een Land. Twee Meere (short, 2004), and Mañana al mar (2006). She has also served as DoP on over 15 other films.