Marie KREUTZER was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. Her first feature length film, The Fatherless, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving Special Mention for Best First Feature. Her second film, Gruber Is Leaving (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won Special Mention as Best Film at the Zurich Film Festival. In 2016, her third feature film We Used to Be Cool also premiered at the Zurich Film Festival in competition. After finalizing her first TV movie Emergency Lies starring Josef HADER in 2017, The Ground Beneath My Feet is Marie KREUTZER’s newest feature film as writer and director.